Bird’s Nest Soup

Bird’s Nest Soup

Bird’s Nest Soup
Edible Birds nests for soup

I’ve heard plenty of stories about bird’s nest soup. These edible bird’s nests are particularly prized in Chinese culture due to their rarity, high nutritional value in nutrients such as protein, and rich flavour. I’ll be honest here – I don’t actually know what goes into bird’s nest soup. I know it’s a nest, as the name implies, but that’s as far as my understanding goes. The nests that go into making bird’s nest soup, come specifically from swiftlets. Constructed by the male swiftlet in preparation for their eggs. The nest is made almost entirely out of his saliva which has dried and hardened. That’s right; when you’re eating a bowl of bird’s nest soup, you’re having a bowl of spit (and other ingredients).

Bird’s Nest Soup
Different soup ingredients, along with birds nests

Would you try this very expensive sought after soup?

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