What is basa fish called in English?
Basa fish is a catfish, scientifically referred to as Pangasius Bocourti. It is also commonly called river cobbler, Vietnamese cobbler, and swai.
Why basa fish is so cheap?
Basa is said to be inexpensive because it grows fast, it’s easily harvested and it’s processed in factories near the farm. Being able to get the fish to market without the expense of maintaining a fleet of fishing boats helps keep the price low.
What is basa fish taste like?
The texture of basa fish is similar to cod and tilapia, but it does not have a distinctive taste like some other types of white fish. The flavor has also been described as being quite mild in saltiness with an added sweetness which can be attributed to the high levels of protein found in this type of fish.