Pigik refers to a prized and very expensive fish used for culinary purposes in Davao, one of the provinces in Mindanao Island of the Philippines. It is said that Pigik is a type of fish that only thrives in the brackish water of the Rio Grande river of Cotabato and those who tasted it swear that it has the tastiest meat but comes with a price of at least P 1,000.00 per kilo. When served steamed, it said to melt in the mouth and with slight firmness on the meat.
Pigik is called large scale grunter in English. Its species name is Terapon theraps. It is also called Imelda fish in Davao.
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