Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bird's nest Soup (Yan Wo)

Bird's nest soup is a Chinese delicacy and considered to be one of the most expensive animal products consumed by humans.

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.


Small Kucing said...

i like to add ginko nuts. Taste nucer. Very good for the lung

foodbin said...

Small Kucing-i thought gingko is for good memory but will try it out anyway.

Mindy said...

Oh, eat bird's nest never arak me!