Milkfish in Indonesia

Milkfish is also called “bandeng” or “bolu” in Indonesia. The milkfish is an important seafood in Southeast Asia and some Pacific Islands. Because milkfish is notorious for being much bonier than other food fish, deboned milkfish, called “boneless bangús” in the Philippines, has become popular in stores and markets.

Another popular presentation of milkfish in Indonesia is bandeng duri lunak (ikan bandeng is the Indonesian name for milkfish) from Central and East Java. Bandeng presto is pressure cooked milkfish until the bones are rendered tender. Another way to prepare milkfish is bandeng asap or smoked milkfish. Either fresh or processed, milkfish is the popular seafood product of Indonesian.

Milkfish is a fish that is often sought after by many restaurants, because milkfish has a savory and sweet meat texture, it’s no wonder culinary lovers hunt a lot of foods made from milkfish. Milkfish can usually be processed into a variety of dishes, including otak-otak bandeng, bandeng presto, pindang bandeng, pepes bandeng, bandeng asap and many more.