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.

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