"ZEN PASTA" from Italy. Its true identity is healthy food that was devised based on Shirataki noodles. Introducing the same product and its sister products available at Natural Lawson.
The ingredients are starch syrup, tapioca starch, konjac flour, etc. The price was 270 yen (tax included) for 3 pieces.
To use it, just rehydrate it in boiling water for 5 minutes and mix it with your favorite pasta sauce. One piece is about one small serving. The calorie is 86 kcal.
It looks like a jelly and is transparent and plump. Colorful sauces such as tomatoes and basil look great.
It has a chewy and elastic chewy texture. It looks like shirataki noodles, but the texture is surprising with pasta. There is no konjac-like flavor. However, the taste is different from wheat pasta, so the impression is that it is a completely new noodle.
Sister products Penne & RigatoniTry the sister products "Zenpasta Penne" and "Rigatoni". These two items are not reconstituted, but boiled in hot water like ordinary pasta.
Zenpasta penne is a penne made from wheat flour, oat wheat, bamboo shoots, wheat bran, potato skin, and konjac flour. One serving per bag, calories are 164 kcal.
It is characterized by a crumbled texture and a chewy flavor of bran and potatoes. People who like millet rice and whole wheat bread will love it. It's much closer to ordinary pasta than Zen pasta.
Rigataki is a macaroni-like pasta made from oats, bamboo shoots, wheat bran, potato skins, konjac flour, and soybean powder. One serving per bag has a calorie of 109 kcal.
It features a light brown noodle color like buckwheat. Flour is removed from Zen Pasta Penne to give it a more rustic and flavorful taste.
I personally like it because it has a taste that is not just a medium for carrying sauces, but it seems that opinions will be divided.
There are various shapes of noodles and sauces for pasta, but the ingredients do not change much (maybe because it will be a different ingredient ...). The refreshing Zen Pasta is especially recommended when you want to make it healthy or as an appetizer, and the Zen Pasta Penne & Rigataki is recommended when you want to change your mood. If you are looking for a fresh pasta experience, be sure to check it out!