Country of origin: Malaysia / Indonesia (Wild-Caught)
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 steak can be prepared in other ways such as fillet (which can be deboned*) and slicing, hence cooking methods are more versatile compared to fillets. Note that guts and bellies are removed before weighing.
It has the same price as a tail section, but it is thicker. If you would like to
Popular for steaming, after cutting it into slices. It can be filleted, cut into small pieces and stir fry it with vegetables.
*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.*