What are Surimi products?

Have you ever wondered, what is "Surimi"? Or what makes a Surimi-based product? Well, look no further as we bring you the answers.

"Surimi" is a Japanese term literally meaning "minced meat" derived from fish. This high protein paste is often used as the primary ingredient in a variety of ways to make "Surimi-based products".

In your everyday shopping, you might recognise a number of seafood products under the category of Surimi–based products. The "fish balls" and "crabsticks" are examples Surimi–based products commonly used in your everyday home-cooked meals. These products are also popular in a variety of Asian cuisines.

Tips & Tricks

Surimi-based products are versatile foods that everyone can enjoy. Here, we bring you some tips and tricks on how to keep your Surimi-based products fresh and cook them for your family.

Keeping Surimi-based products:

  • Frozen Surimi can be stored in the freezer for up to 18 months.


  • Don't leave your Surimi exposed at room temperature for too long.

Cooking Surimi-based products:

  • For a quicker defrosting, place it in a sink with cool running water.


  • Surimi do not require a long cooking time once defrosted.

Common Misconceptions About Surimi

Surimi-based products are popular ingredients for a number of cooking styles because they are easy to cook, versatile and can be kept for long periods.

However, there are a few common misconceptions about Surimi-based products that people often have. Here, we aim to provide you with the right information for your perfect Surimi meal in your kitchen.

100% Fish Surimi products always has better texture & flavour.

Surimi-based products made from 100% fish will be tough and chewy. A good, springy piece of Surimi-based products is made from a correct proportion amount of fish meat and other ingredients. QL Foods has the "technological know-how" in formulating the best Surimi-based products for you and your family.

Frozen Surimi products cannot last for a long period

Frozen Surimi-based products can last longer than fresh fish. In general, frozen Surimi-based products can be kept frozen for up to 18 months. However, do check the expiry date and to look out for signs of the food going bad, such as smells before purchasing.

Surimi products has low production standards & quality ingredients

Technology for the production of Surimi-based products has progressed over the years in compliance to higher standards in hygiene and meat quality. At QL Foods, we use advanced technology to process selected high quality marine fish for our Surimi-based products. This ensures that all of our Surimi-based products are of the highest quality for everyone to enjoy.