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Buying Tips

Different brands of surimi have varying flavors; try a few brands to find the ones you like best. When buying thawed surimi, check its smell; it shouldn’t smell sour or stale.


Surimi comes in a variety of shapes, which resemble shrimp, scallops, crab, and lobster tail. It is available breaded or unbreaded, frozen or thawed.

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