Basa Fish, commonly referred to as swai, Vietnamese cobbler and river cobbler, bears the scientific name Pangasius bocourti. It is a type of catfish native to the rivers of countries in South-East Asia, especially Vietnam.
However, in the last decade, basa fish has gained widespread popularity as a food due to its nice pastel appearance and only very slight fishy smell, being exported to nations worldwide. The texture, soft, floaty but stable, makes it very easy to integrate it into various traditional dishes, including traditional Indian recipe such as dals, curries and fried crisps, is yet another aspect that works in favor of the basa.
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