Country of origin: Indonesia
Also known as 红石斑 (Hong Shi Ban), Merah Kerabu, Ang Gau, Red Garoupa
Prices finally fell! (Currently $35/kg as of 29 March)
One of the four king fish in Singapore, it is popular among all ages and even more so during the Chinese New Year celebrations due to its auspicious red colour and due to how excellent it is for steaming due to its firm and bouncy meat.
For a more affordable option, Flower Grouper would be our top recommendation for steaming.
Fins & innards will be removed for a very smooth dining experience :)
For filleting, large red groupers would be more suitable.