Country of origin: Indonesia
Other names: 石斑鱼(Shi Ban Yu), Kerabu, Garoupa, Orh Gau, Gau Hi
Meat is firmer and usually thicker compared to snappers, and the tail section can be prepared in other ways such as fillet (which can be deboned*) and slicing, hence cooking methods are more versatile compared to fillets.
*Please note that even though the deboning process is done with stringent control, it is important to check for the presence of bones before feeding children and elderly.*