Imitation Crab Tempura

Imitation Crab Tempura

The texture of the imitation crab is chewy.
These look like flower blossoms if you tear them up and deep fry them.
You can use these as a beer snack or as an extra side dish.


Imitation crab meat
5 sticks (1 package)
Plain white flour
5 tablespoons
3~ 3 1/2 tablespoons
Frying oil
about 2 cm in the bottom of the pot


1. Prepare the ingredients.
2. Whisk the flour in water.
3. Add in the imitation crab, and swirl it around, it will break up all by itself. Deep fry at 180°C (360°F) until golden brown.
4. If you don't want it completely shredded, just break up the ends a bit. You can easily do this with a pair of cooking chopsticks.
5. Dip each side into the batter. They will soften and fall apart easily, so be careful.
6. Deep-fry until golden brown, at 360°F/180°C.
7. This is what they should look like after frying.
8. The ones that have been completely broken up are much more springy in texture. I recommend making these when you feel that you do not have enough for your beer snack, or are lacking enough side dishes.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is something my mother often made for me. Imitation crab tastes much better eaten this way than plain, so I uploaded the recipe.