digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Crab sticks - imitation crab meat made surimi.
Sugiyo "Kaori-bako"

Crab sticks (imitation crab meat, seafood sticks, krab) are a form of kamaboko, a processed seafood made of starch and finely pulverized white fish (surimi), shaped and cured to resemble the leg meat of snow crab or Japanese spider crab.[1]


Sugiyo Co., Ltd. (スギヨ Sugiyo?) of Japan first produced and patented imitation crab meat in 1973, as Kanikama. This was a flake type. In 1974, Osaki Suisan Co., Ltd., of Japan first produced and patented imitation crab sticks.

In 1976, The Berelson Company of San Francisco, California, USA, working with Sugiyo, introduced them internationally. Kanikama is still their common name in Japan, but internationally they are marketed under names including Krab Sticks, Ocean Sticks, Sea Legs and Imitation Crab Sticks. Legal restrictions now prevent them from being marketed as "Crab Sticks" in many places, as they usually do not have crab meat.[2]

Alaska pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) from the North Pacific is commonly the main ingredient, often mixed with fillers such as wheat, and egg white (albumen)[1] or other binding ingredient, such as the enzyme transglutaminase.[3] Crab flavoring is added (either artificial or crab-derived), and a layer of red food coloring is applied to the outside.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Laura, Campo-Deano; Clara Tovar (October 2009). "The effect of egg albumen on the viscoelasticity of crab sticks made from Alaska Pollock and Pacific Whiting surimi". Food Hydrocolloids 23 (7): 1641–1646. doi:10.1016/j.foodhyd.2009.03.013. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  2. ^ "What's in a Name: Crabless Crab Legs No Longer Imitation". Wall Street Journal. 13 Dec 2006. Retrieved 31 August 2010. (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Mystery science eater - Time Out New York". Newyork.timeout.com. Retrieved 2010-08-19. [dead link]

Further reading[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab_stick — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
404805 videos foundNext > 

How It's Made - Crab Sticks 蟹肉棒 製作過程大公開


Korean Crab Jeon (Crab Stick Omelettes : 게맛살전) Recipe: Season 4, Ep. 8- Chef Julie Yoon

This is almost a “non-recipe” that I learned from my mom when we were visiting the east coast over the holidays. She didn't mean to teach me a new recipe, but ...

Fried Crispy Crab Stick 炸蟹柳条

Just For Memories... Easiest delight for Chinese New Year (CNY) HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR.

Crab Stick tempura |Home Cooking |CFKO

Ingredients:- crab sticks / boneless fish / prawns 500gm for batter :- flour 1 cup | 1 cup water | 1 egg | red-chilly flakes 1 tsp | green chilly paste 1 tsp | soda 1 pinch ...

Kinoshita Yuka [OoGui Eater] 6Kg of Crabstick Porridge

[TURN ON CC FOR SUBTITLES]] ️2016木下ゆうかオリジナルグッズができました!\(﹡ˆOˆ﹡)/ 【Tシャツ&パーカーが追加されたよ!】https:/...

How To Fry Crab Flavoured Chips. 怎样炸蟹柳条

How To Fry Crab Flavoured Chips Chinese New Year is just around the corner again and Chinese from all over the will be celebrating and ushering the year of ...

Simple Crab Sticks Recipe

Crab sticks trick. Hi! Today I'll show you a simple crab sticks recipe. Quick and easy appetizer recipe. Food: crab sticks, cheese, garlic, mayonnaise and greens.

"Crab stick" was originally made with fish paste! Making process open to the public

"Crab stick" was originally made with fish paste! Making process open to the public.

Masala Fried Crabstick Crackers.

So easy n fast to do. Sliced crabsticks 1 teaspoon curry powder A little salt Curry leaves as needed Oil for frying Airtight container to keep the crackers.

How To Make Crab Stick Sushi Roll

http://www.mysushidaddy.com/ How To Make Crab Stick Roll. GET SUSHI SUPPLIES ONLINE HERE: http://www.mysushidaddy.com/sushi-supplies This sushi ...

404805 videos foundNext > 

We're sorry, but there's no news about "Crab stick" right now.


Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight