Shirataki Noodles with Tofu & Veggies

Shirataki noodles, which are made from konjac yam, have a mild flavor and can be used in a variety of dishes, from soups to stir-fries. Here, we pair them with tofu and veggies for a sweet and salty dish featuring crisp-tender bok choy and cabbage. The tofu has a nice crust on the outside, adding texture to this quick vegetarian meal.

a recipe photo of the Shirataki Noodles with Tofu and Vegetables
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Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 4 scallions, trimmed

  • 2 heads baby bok choy, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 - 2 tablespoons sambal oelek (see Tip)

  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or other neutral oil, divided

  • 1 (16-ounce) package firm tofu, patted dry and cubed (1-inch)

  • 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, cut into thin matchsticks

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 (7 ounce) packages shirataki noodles, rinsed

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded coleslaw mix


  1. Cut white and light green scallion parts into 2-inch pieces. Thinly slice dark green scallion tops and set aside for garnish. Slice white bok choy parts crosswise 1/4-inch thick; leave leafy green bok choy parts whole.

  2. Combine soy sauce, sambal oelek, hoisin, sesame oil, vinegar, honey and salt in a small bowl; whisk to mix well.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add tofu; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Do not wipe the pan clean.

  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil, ginger, garlic and the white bok choy slices and white and light green scallion pieces to the pan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and softened, about 4 minutes. Add noodles, coleslaw mix and the green bok choy parts, the tofu and the soy sauce mixture; cook, stirring often, until the bok choy leaves are wilted, the noodles are coated and the sauce is slightly absorbed, about 2 minutes. Garnish with the reserved sliced scallions.


Sambal oelek is a thick Indonesian condiment made with chiles, vinegar and salt that adds a spicy kick to this dish. Find it in well-stocked grocery stores or specialty Asian grocery stores. Use the rest of that jar in stir-fries, noodle dishes or in place of your favorite hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
11g Fat
14g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size generous 1 cup
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 2359IU 47%
Vitamin C 38mg 42%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 10mcg 3%
Vitamin K 24mcg 20%
Sodium 430mg 19%
Calcium 189mg 15%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 7mg 2%
Potassium 62mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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