White Pomfret (白鲳）
Country of Origin: Wild Caught from Indonesia
White Pomfret fish (白鲳) is popular for its tenderness. It is best served through the steaming method to retain most of its freshness. It is one of the popular whole fish that’s enjoyed by the Chinese at home!
Note: The weight range is before any descaling, de-gutting and cleaning of fish.
White Pomfret is part of the Pomfret family and is popular amongst the locals. The meat is more tender and sweet compared to other pomfrets. It is one of the most sought after fish in India and Southeast Asia due to its delicate white flesh with subtle “non-fishy” flavor.
Health Benefits: The Chinese Pomfret has a rich source of calcium and multiple vitamins. A useful brain food, the pomfret is good for eyesight and healthy hair and skin.
Texture & Taste: Soft texture and naturally sweet taste.
Cooking Methods: The white pomfret can be grilled, pan-fried, to cook porridge and soup. However, it is recommended to serve through steaming to retain the ultimate freshness of the fish.
Fun Facts: The way to pick a good pomfret, aside from the usual firmness of the fish and the colour of the gills is to give the gill covers behind the eye a little squeeze. The good ones will usually give you a bit of pastel orange fluid coming out behind the gill covers.