Pre-Shift Glossary

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Pomfret, Monchong Hawaiian

Latin Name: Taractichthys steindachneri

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Sickle Pomphret
Deep Sea Fat content and Very Moist.
Light, Mild, Flakey, Moist.

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - Hawaii's Market is unique; boats fishing local waters bring their bounty in to be offloaded into Hawaii's auction, "United Fishing Agency Auction." Hawaiian auction bidders know their favorite boats, handling practices and ordering days. Each buyer takes their prized winning bid back to the plant each day and grades it for national distribution next day. 

THE FISH - Monchong is a deep ocean Pomphret that offers a lightly flavored, very moist flesh. It has a very white color when cooked and is forgiving to high heat and caramelizes well. The Monchong offers plenty of nutritional value and is a clean taste that accents many Pacific Rim and French culinary styles. offers Monchong year round.

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Year Round

Range & Habitat:

Southern Pacific & Hawaii


Hawaii & Open Pacific


Hawaiian Fleet

Harvest Method:

Hook & Line