Peel off each cabbage leaf, rinse, then even out the thickness by shaving off the protruding part of the stalk. Without draining excess water, wrap the leaves in plastic wrap and microwave for 3 minutes.
Once the cabbage leaves cool down, lay a crab stick at the base (as shown in the photo) and wrap it up.
It should look like this once it is wrapped (Since the cabbage leaves are tender, there is no need to use a toothpick to secure).
Cut the wrapped crab stick and transfer to a serving plate.
Serve with ponzu sauce or mayonnaise. I used ponzu sauce.
Story Behind this Recipe
When I was organizing my bookshelf, I found a cut-out from a magazine of this recipe. That recipe had carrots and daikon radish wrapped in boiled cabbage, but I came up with the tasty idea of wrapping crab sticks. When I tried it out, it was so easy to make and tasted good, so I posted the recipe here.
The process in Step 2 should go smoothly as long as you shave down the stalk in Step 1. Be sure to let the cabbage cool down before wrapping in Step 2. (Don't burn yourself.)