Chinese Buffet Style Crab

Total Time
3 mins
15 mins

I've always loved that sweet, moist crab served in little dishes at Chinese Buffets. It tastes so simple, but I knew that it wasn't just plain, baked crabmeat, there was a secret for making it special. Well, I found out what it was! At first I thought, "is that it?" But yes, so simple, and oh so yummy!

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  • 1 (16 ounce) package imitation crabmeat (I like flake or chunk style, But any style will do)
  • 14 cup mayonnaise


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Break crab into smallish bite-size chunks into a bowl.
  3. Stir in mayonnaise to coat.
  4. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes until bubbly, but not brown.
  5. Enjoy!
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4 5

This was good, but I would agree that I don't think it's quite what they serve at Chinese buffets, at least that I've had. I topped it with some breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese for some crunch and extra flavor. Served with rice and veggies to complete the meal.

4 5

This was very good, but not quite the same as what I've gotten in Chinese restaurants. I added a little more mayo and baked it in individual ramekins. My local restaurant also serves it a little bit browned on top, so I put it under the broiler for just a little bit of crispy. Thanks for posting! Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup Game.

3 5

I added some ranch and grated cheese, it was good but I think I should have added less dressing. (although it was my fault for forgetting I din't have a squeeze cap!)