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milkfish

Milkfish & Tilapia

Milkfish is a toothless herbivore that can live in fresh, brackish and saltwater. It is the only remaining member of its family alive today with fossils dating back to the Cretaceous Period.

 

A tropical fish species, milkfish are an important aquaculture species throughout South East Asia and are considered the national fish of the Philippines.

 

In the wild, milkfish are a revered sports fish by fly fishermen as they are challenging to hook and ultra impressive fighters with powerful forked tail for speed.

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Additional Information

Cooking Suggestions

Milkfish are delicious eating but quite bony. The white flesh is neither bland nor strong tasting and is well suited to cooking in a broth. Milkfish is also good dried, smoked and used in fish balls.

Health and Nutrition

Regular consumption of milkfish can prevent micronutrient deficiencies and can help the growth of the nervous system and brain development

Handy Hint

Belly flap is the most flavoursome part of the milkfish

Fast Fact

Milkfish is called Bangus in the Philippines

Recipe Card

Sinigang Na Bangus (Milkfish in Sour Broth)

Accompaniment

Tomato salsa, Jasmine rice

Alternative

Mullet