Basa: bland and boring
'Basa fish is known for its mild taste and flaky white meat and is becoming the preferred type of fish among consumers because of its “cleaner” and almost bland taste compared to other types of farm-raised fish'. After trying this product (once), I can certainly vouch for its 'mild and bland' taste and I can also be quite certain that it won't be my 'preferred' type of fish in the future. Personally, I prefer fish that tastes like fish and I much prefer farmed salmon which, I think, is excellent value for money.
i was a bit dubious ...turned out nice fish.... de
i was a bit dubious ...turned out nice fish.... defrosted , drained, brushed both sides with light soya sauce, sweet chilli sauce and a little sesame oil and cooked on low in the microwave.... tasty fab!!, served with sticky rice
Absolutely loved this. So easy to cook from frozen
Absolutely loved this. So easy to cook from frozen, 2-4mins depending on quantity, just wait until the translucent colour becomes a milky white colour! So easy. Then add some parsley or cheese sauce or ratatouille, a fab healthy meal. The fish is very tasty and it’s a nice flaky texture.
I place mine in a microwave 3 mins take out place
I place mine in a microwave 3 mins take out place in my chip pan watch until a nice golden colour ad to my chips lovely.
Beautiful thick basa fillets. Extremely fresh tasting. Cook from frozen...
bought this fish quite a few times all i do it put
bought this fish quite a few times all i do it put it on a deep pyrex dish add milk salt pepper a good knob of butter.it dosent take long to cook in a microwave oven
Tasteless and spongy
Completely tasteless and a strange, spongy texture. Will maybe use the rest for making fishcakes or something - with a lot of added flavours. Definitely won't be buying again.
Good value, good sized portions
Really good value white fish. Big portions, ideal for a fish pie.
Good fish that's absolutely versatile
I grew up eating fresh basa along the Mekong Delta and I have to say, these are very very authentic when cooked properly. I do not recommend that you microwave from frozen like the instructions on the package. To prepare it you NEED to defrost it, then wash the fillet (very important step). Then you can do what you want with it. Personally I steam with soy sauce and spring onion and ginger and eat with rice (yum!). The flesh is firmer than cod and I think it would be great if baked as well. Or you can stir fry it. Oh, or you can make tom yum out of it. Also here is the best thing; it is boneless. All basa species have only one bone: the backbone (which is removed already). So if you have a fear of bones or have young children, this fish is a great way to increase your unsaturated fats intake.
A nice cheese sauce brings this value for money fi
A nice cheese sauce brings this value for money fish to life.