Japanese Crab Salad

crab stick salad recipe

The Japanese crab salad has artificial crab, crunchy cucumber, and bursts of umami flavor in the crab roe. This salad is absolutely delicious, vibrant,  and addicting!


  • 0.12lb tobiko
  • 3 japanese cucumbers
  • ½ cup of kewpie mayo
  • 12 sticks of imitation crab


  1. In a mixing bowl, shred imitation crab by hand, removing one piece at a time. Using a cutting board, remove the ends of the cucumber and either julienne cucumber or use a mandoline slicer. 
  2. Combine shredded crab, cucumbers, kewpie mayo, and tobiko in a bowl. Use tongs to gently mix all ingredients together. Once mixed, keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.