Chinese Buffet Style Crab

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 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!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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!


Most Helpful

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.

berry271 May 14, 2013

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.

mailbelle July 30, 2008

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!)

Blue Eyes Willow September 16, 2006

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