Pangasius are native to Vietnam, found predominantly in the Mekong River Delta. Pangasius are farmed in large quantities and have the benefit of growing fast, usually to full size within 6 months and to a typical size of 1.5 to 2 kilos. The body of Pangasius is stout and heavy. Its structure is very robust and it is known for being very resilient to disease. It is therefore ideally suited to farming.
Scientific Name: Pangasius hypophthalmus
Market Name: Basa, Striped Catfish, Dory
Pangasius is available with a white or pink flesh and is a tender, mild and fine-flaked fish. At Visual Foods we only select the cleanest white fillets. It is available year round and makes a superb alternative to Cod and Haddock. Try our Ca Kho To – Vietnamese Braised Fish in Clay Pot recipe for a great way to enjoy this fish.