Where does the swai fish originate?

Swai is a freshwater fish usually found in southeast Asia. Native to rivers in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Swai is a type of Asian catfish as well as Basa and Pangasius. It is often raised in cages in rivers. They are different from U.S. catfish because of the way they are raised. Swai is not regulated so it can contain contaminants while the FDA regulates U.S. catfish. When cooked, Swai has a flaky texture and can be sweet.

Updated on Thursday, February 16 2012 at 11:34PM EST
Collection: southeast asia