Kanitama: Omelette with Crabmeat


Ingredients and Procedure
(Makes 1 omelette)

For the kanitama itself, you will need:

  • 60-70g crabmeat
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 baby carrots, julienned and blanched
  • some green onion, finely chopped
  • salt
  • ground white pepper
  • sesame oil

If you want to, you can add some fine slices of cooked shiitake mushrooms, bamboo shoots, or even water chestnuts.  These things will give your omelette a nice crunch/texture.

For the glaze, you will need:

  • 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water

Easy peasy: In a bowl, lightly mix together crabmeat, eggs, carrots, green onions, salt, and white pepper.  Heat sesame oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.  Spoon crabmeat mixture into the hot pan and form a round patty.  When one side is done and nicely browned, turn over and cook the other side.  Remove from heat and cut into slices.

Stir all the ingredients for the glaze together.  Heat mix in frying pan until it thickens.  Pour it over kanitama and serve.



  1. YL

    I just want to say that I love your website and pls keep up the great postings!!

  2. Kitty

    I made this recipe recently for my bento lunch and it was pretty delish! I should’ve taken a picture.

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