Shirataki nooles (hiragana: しらたき; pronounced shee-rah-TAH-kee) are very low carbohydrate, low calorie, thin, translucent, gelatinous traditional Japanese noodles made from the fiber of the roots of the Konjac plant. This plant grows in subtropical and tropical parts of eastern Asia. It is a yam-like tuber known as "Devil's Tongue." The word shirataki means "white waterfall," alluding to the appearance of these noodles. Also known as konnyaku and elephant yam (not related to any other species of yam), shirataki noodles have very low caloric or digestible content, mostly consisting of a water-soluble dietary fiber called glucomannan. They largely lack flavor by themselves but absorb the dominant flavors of the soup or dish to which they're added, so they can be easily combined with other ingredients such as tofu, garlic, vegetables, sukiyaki sauce, or simply soy sauce.