Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bird's nest soup

Bird's nest is one of the famous souvenir to bring home from Sarawak. Shame to say that I hardly got chance to taste the bird's nest soup even though I grow up on this piece of land. Hahaha...The reason is simple, it is an expensive supplement to consume!

But then, I just bought a tael after listening to people about how good it is for both the mother and baby. It costed me RM280.

*gulp*


It has gelatinous texture, just like the jelly.

I think shark's fin soup is tastier. But, well, at least consuming the bird's nest soup would not be accused being cruel. Er, am I right?

Anyway, from the research I gathered through the internet, consumption of bird's nest soup during pregnancy can improve the immune functions of the feotus and help the mother to recover easily after giving birth. But I do hope that it will help in improving my skin too! ;p

8 comments:

Chen said...

psss.. tell u hor, i also never drink bird's nest soup woh, although i grow up in Sarawak and stayed there for >20 years :P

Zooropa said...

If you ask a Doc sure he/she'll say it's only bird saliva, never help much but we Chinese believe it rich in protein & good to consume esp during pregnancy. No matter what, I love drinking bird nest soup too!

Dora:)

Pink Cotton said...

eee...the black black thing is the feather or not???
eeee 'x'

as u might have guessed...i have not tried it too..sobs...can gimme some?

Redsponge said...

chen, hehe...i think we sarawakian dun really appreciate it...LOL

zooropa, kakakakakak...need to spend so much on the saliva some more! Poor us...

pink cotton, got black black thing? u mean the yellowish one eh? no lo..they are just thicker piece of the bird's nest...eeee...i thought malau consumes a lot and u tumpang too? ehehe...Come, you visit me this thursday ;p

papercrazy said...

I prefer sharksfin more

Dun really like bird nest. smell of protein very strong...

You put the whole chunk to boil ah?? not strips meh?

wen said...

aww,i like it! haha, some smells very much like eggs. 'x'

Redsponge said...

papercrazy, yeah! We are good friend ;p

Hee..memang whole chunk masuk! I think same la...like this one mouth can finish everything. Hahahah!

wen, maybe you got those mix with egg? Heard that got such flavour too!

Lisa said...

Tried this last year from like www.geocities.jp/hongkong_bird_nest/index_e.htm . Tastes really good...

YUMMY~~~

THX for the informative post~~~