Make Your Own Steamed Bird's Nest
Gently wash the bird's nest with clean water, then soak them with room temperature water for approximately 4 to 6 hours. Make sure the water covers the entire bird's nest when soaking.
Steam the soaked bird's nest with soaked water for 30 minutes. You may add rock sugar based on your preference. Pandan leaves can be added if you don't like the protein aroma of bird's nest. Bird's nest can absorb water up to 6 to 8 times of its capacity. Thus, it will expand when steaming. Do note that over steaming may cause the bird's nest to dissolve into water.
Serve it warm and enjoy your natural beauty supplement !
GINSENG WOLFBERRIES BIRD'S NEST RECIPE
1 piece of 6 gram bird's nest
2 cups of water
2 pieces of red dates
2 slices of ginseng
3 pieces of wolfberries
Rock sugars (Own preference)
STEP 1 : Soak bird's nest for 4 to 6 hours.
STEP 2 : Place ginseng, red dates and rock sugars into the bowl.
STEP 3 : Place the bowl into steamer and steam for 30 minutes.
STEP 4 : Add in wolfberries and it's ready to serve !
WAY TO KEEP FRESH :
Dried Bird's Nest
Bird's nest must keep in air tight container in a dry and cool place with good ventilation.
Soaked Bird's Nest
Keeping soaked bird's nest with soaked water together will cause the bird's nest soluble into water and lose its mouthful and chewy texture. It can be stored in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks by separating the soaked bird's nest and water. Simply steam it for 30 minutes when you want to eat.
Steam bird's nest together with snow pear can relieve cough as snow pear can clear body heat, numerous with malic acid, citric acid, vitamins and etc.
For After Menstrual Period
Longan, red dates and medlar are commonly act as boosting ingredients which equipped with the effects of blood fulfilment and replenish "Qi". Suitable for women to consume with bird's nest after the menstrual period.
For Pregnant Women
Suggest to consume bird's nest twice a week as it contains flourishing water-soluble protein, 19 kinds of certified minerals, sialic acid, vitamins and amino acids which are good for pregnancy and infant.
For Long-term Health
Ginseng, known as "The King of Herbs" is a famous Chinese traditional medicine used in most tonic soup. With the combination of Ginseng and bird's nest, it can revive vitality, cure diseases, tonify spleen and lung, engender liquid and allay thirst, tranquillize mind and promote intelligence, which can maintain long-term health.