Pontiac Dried Salted Snakehead Fish, also known as Ikan Asin Gabus in Indonesian language, is a popular traditional food in Indonesia. This type of fish is first cleaned and then salted to preserve its freshness, before being dried under the sun. The result is a chewy and salty fish that can be enjoyed on its own or used as an ingredient in various dishes.
To prepare the fish for consumption, it is usually soaked in water to remove some of the saltiness, and then fried or grilled until crispy. The meat of the fish is flaky and has a distinctive flavor that pairs well with rice and vegetables.
In Indonesia, Ikan Asin Gabus is often enjoyed as a snack or as a side dish to accompany meals. It is also commonly used as an ingredient in traditional dishes such as Sayur Asam (sour vegetable soup) and Pepes Ikan (grilled fish in banana leaves).