Bird's nest are made by male swiftlet consisting of interwoven strands of salivary laminae cement shaped like a shallow cup stuck to the walls.
The stopping of the export of bird's nest ( too much nitrates) to China is a bonus for locals because the price has come down to a more affordable level.
This variety is the White nest swiftlet (aerodramus fuciphagus) and was bought from Teluk Intan-a town famous for it's many swiftlet's farms.
First, dip it in water for a while to soften it.
Rub the bird's nest gently to remove some of it's loose feathers
Use a pinching tong to pick up the remaining fine feathers.
Then clean thorough with water.
Double-boil sliced pao sum for about 3 hours
Add in the cleaned bird's nest and cooked for another hour.
Add rock sugar to taste.
Let it cool and it's ready to serve.
|A smooth gelatinous textures-soothing to the throat-good for health and full of nutrients|
Location: Teluk Intan.