RE: Chinese Cellophane Noodles - What's the deal?
Cellophane noodles are used for their texture and appearance in highly flavored dishes. Your comparison to tofu is a good one! Give them another try, maybe it was the recipe you used. A good, easy dish to use cellophane noodles is Ants on a Tree. It's a spicy, zippy dish with ground pork, you'd never know that the noodles are flavorless. Let me know if you'd like the recipe, it's really fast, really easy.