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    I don't eat as much fish as I should because I am very picky as I don't like fish with lots of bones and not a big fan of the strong fish smell.

    But whenever I go to the supermarket, I see that they have a very large selection of fish and I am sure that there are a few that I would love.

    So do you know the English names of the common fish sold in Indonesia? Even with English names I am hopeless but at least with the name in English I can conduct my own research.

    For example, I ate Ikan Kue (which I loved) and Bandeng (this one not so much) but I have no idea of their names in English. How about all the others?

    EDIT:

    Here's the list from all the answers gathered so far:

    Ikan Kue/Kwe/Kuwe: Pompano
    Ikan Bandeng: Milkfish
    Ikan Kokatau: Parrot fish
    Ikan Gurame: Variety of Carp
    Ikan Mas: Variety of Carp
    Ikan Tawes: Variety of Carp
    Ikan Kerapu: Grouper
    Ikan Dori: John Dory
    Ikan Lele/Sembilang: Catfish
    Ikan kakap: Snapper
    Ikan Kembung: Mackerel
    Ikan Pari: Stingray
    Ikan Kakap Merah: Red Snapper
    Ikan Cakalang: Shipjack Tuna
    Ikan Tongkol: Mackerel Tuna
    Ikan Tuna Sirip Kuning: Yellowfin Tuna
    Ikan Tuna Sirip Biru: Bluefin Tuna
    Ikan Tembang/Sarden/Ikan Lemuru: Sardines
    Ikan Tenggiri: Spanish Mackerel
    Ikan Kakap Putih: Baramundi
    Ikan Teri: White bait
    Ikan Todak: Marlin/Swordfish
    Ikan Selar Kuning: Trevally/Yellowstripe Scad
    Ikan Lemadang: Dolphinfish/Mahi-Mahi
    Ikan Barakuda/Barakuta: Barracuda
    Ikan Belanak: Mullet
    Ikan Sembilang: Catfish
    Ikan Kacang-Kacang: Garfish
    Last edited by El_Goretto; 20-02-13, 14:59.

  • #2
    Ikan Kerapu (Ikan Sunu in Makassar, Garopa in Timor) is very nice when done over coals or wood (ikan bakar).

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    • #3
      Today I had a lovely ikan dori filet for lunch.
      "Science is the philosophy of discovery. Intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance"

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      • #4
        There are some that are obvious members of the Emperor family (Lethrinus) here, particularly the Red Throated Emperor,that are very nice eating and pretty easily identified if whole by comparing them with photos from the web. We regularly see the fish known as Parrot (Scaridae)in Australia at the local market, sometimes of a very good size. This is an excellent eating fish with firm, large flaked flesh. I've been told that the locals also call these Ikan Kokatau (or however it's spelled). Either of these two are fine either Ikan Bakar'ed or filleted and crumbed and fried, or grilled.

        http://www.sea-ex.com/fishphotos/parrot.htm

        http://www.reef.crc.org.au/research/...oatemperor.htm

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        • #5
          I am a fan of gorame / gurame/ gurami ... depending on where you live I guess the spelling changes.
          It translates as carp.
          Not too many bones and no strong taste - white flesh.
          Gurame+Goreng+copy.jpg


          ukuranini.jpg
          What I do is try to find out the local names then do a google images and web search.
          This method has helped me to identify lots of unusual foods here .
          Hope this helps.
          Cicak Magnet

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          • #6
            Very Sundanese...

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            • #7
              Ikan Kue (Kuwe) is Pompano

              Ikan bandeng is Milkfish


              Google translate is great for fish names - just remember to add "ikan" and a space before typing in the Indonesian name.
              Cicak Magnet

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              • #8
                Well Hombre, I am in Bandung - I doubt it gets much more Sundanese than here
                Cicak Magnet

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                • #9
                  Try Ciamis, Garut or the Islamic Kabupaten of Tasykmalaya, the heart of the Priangan...
                  Last edited by Hombre de Maiz; 19-02-13, 17:15.

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                  • #10
                    Kerapu is grouper I think

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                    • #11
                      It makes good eatin'...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bad_azz View Post
                        What I do is try to find out the local names then do a google images and web search.
                        This method has helped me to identify lots of unusual foods here .
                        Hope this helps.
                        The problem is that even if I look at images of fish, I am clueless about them even in English so I wouldn't be able to recognize them.

                        I know I like Salmon, Baramundi, Tuna, Snapper, Sole, Ikan Kue (well, I know it's Pompano now) and.... that's it. I only how half of them look.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for all the replies btw. Keep'em comin'!

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                          • #14
                            Remember the blue fish in Nemo? That's a dori, or in English dory.
                            "Science is the philosophy of discovery. Intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance"

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                            • #15
                              ikan lele = catfish
                              ikan kakap = snapper
                              ikan kembung = mackerel
                              ikan pari = stingray
                              Last edited by hendry_ohe; 19-02-13, 19:18.

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