Chinese pomfret (斗底鲳) is the most sought-after fish in Pontian due to its delicate white flesh with subtle “non-fishy” flavour. The flesh does not breaks up easily on the plate, yet it still maintains its flaky textures. It also provides a ‘meatier’ and fuller-bodied mouth-feel.
Pomfret fishes are high in fat content, provides calcium, vitamins A and D, and BÂvitamins, including Vitamin B12. Increased Vitamin B12 makes it important for the nervous system. It also contains good amount of iodine, critical for the thyroid gland. Thus Pomfret is good for eyesight and healthy hair and skin.