Country of origin: Indonesia
Mandarin: 红狮 Hong Shi
Malay: Ikan Merah Coreng, Merah Boring
Teochew/Hokkien: Ang Sai
Size ranges from 2 kg to 5 kg.
Emperor Red Snapper is another top-grade fish, and it is one of the hottest sellers among our online customers. At our wet market, no other stall sells more Emperor Red Snapper than us because we were the very first to introduce it!
Our top recommendation alongside red groupers for steamboats. Has a soft, juicy and succulent texture. Excellent for almost any cooking method and arguably one of the best-tasting fish.
Upon ordering this, the whole fish will belong to you - inclusive of fish head, fish bones, fish belly, and every bit of meat!
When we fillet your fish, we will cut it further into appropriate portions, *debone, and pack them individually. The fish head will be cut in half.
Half fillet and half steak cut means that we will fillet the upper part of the fish and steak cut the tail area.
If you have other specifications for cutting, please leave a remark during checkout! (e.g. fish head cut into small pieces, fillet tail instead of the upper part)
Please note that the size you choose is a guideline for us, and it could be slightly bigger or smaller on that day! (of course payment will be made on that day instead of immediately after placing the order)
Special note from Xavier:
1) This fish is my personal favourite, and my friends that came over for steamboat on Chinese New Year had red grouper, salmon, batang, red snapper, and emperor red snapper fillets. They LOVED emperor red snapper the most. When a group of 20-year-olds that don't regularly eat fish suddenly love it, you KNOW this is good!