I used to get these noodles all the time for Joe, and we cooked them. But, the vendor we bought from changed, and we just kind of forgot about them. Recently, I ordered some on Amazon.com, and then saw some raw food enthusiasts on-line using them by just soaking them. It never occurred to me to use them this way. I'm not sure about their "raw" status, but considering they're only two ingredients (organic mung beans and water), I felt good about giving them a try.
I soaked them for about 12 hours, rinsing them until the water was clear, then strained them. I made a sauce of avocado, apple cider vinegar, chopped shallots, fresh cilantro and parsley, black pepper, and sea salt. I chopped some carrots, mushrooms and zucchini and mixed in some pea shoots.
It turned out really good. Darren ate a bowl by themselves, and I put a few scoops in my evening salad. The kids all gave it the thumbs up, too. I don't know that I'd make them a staple in my diet, but it was interesting to have a different texture in the mix.