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Kamaboko dip - overhead

Kamaboko Dip

  • Author: She's Almost Always Hungry
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This dip is a simple and tasty snack, great to have around for guests to snack on while you’re cooking in the kitchen or to put out on the buffet table.



1 5.5-ounce block kamaboko*

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced

1/4 cup chopped water chestnuts

1/4 teaspoon soy sauce**

1/4 teaspoon sesame oil

Sesame seeds to garnish, optional


Using the large holes of a box grater, shred the kamaboko. If you are using imitation crab, pull the crab meat into long shreds then chop into 1/4″ pieces.

Mix the kamaboko with the remaining ingredients and refrigerate for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to combine.

Serve with buttery crackers like Ritz or Club crackers.


*You can substitute with imitation crab meat

**Many recipes call for hondashi which is generally available in Hawaii. However, this recipe uses soy sauce. If you have access to hondashi, feel free to swap it for the soy sauce.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Dips, Appetizers
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian-American


  • Calories: 226.37
  • Sugar: 2.06 g.
  • Sodium: 326.65 mg.
  • Fat: 21.43 g.
  • Saturated Fat: 5.55 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 4.23 g.
  • Fiber: 0.48 g.
  • Protein: 4.49 g.
  • Cholesterol: 25.49 g.

Keywords: kamaboko, green onions, water chestnuts