Make Your Own Steamed Bird's Nest
Soak the bird's nest in room temperature water for approximately 4 to 6 hours, ensuring the water covers the entire bird's nest during soaking.
Steam the soaked bird's nest with the soaked water for 30 minutes. You may add rock sugar according to your preference. Pandan leaves can be added if you wish to mask the protein aroma of the bird's nest. The bird's nest can absorb water up to 6 to 8 times its capacity, causing it to expand during steaming.
Note that OVER STEAMING may cause the bird's nest to dissolve into the water.
Serve it warm and indulge in your natural beauty supplement !
WAY TO KEEP FRESH
DRIED BIRD'S NEST
Bird's nest must be kept in an airtight container in a dry and cool place with good ventilation.
SOAKED BIRD'S NEST
Keeping soaked bird's nest together with its soaked water can cause the bird's nest to dissolve into the water, losing its mouthful and chewy texture. It can be stored in the 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.
Steaming bird's nest together with snow pear can relieve cough, as snow pear helps clear body heat. Snow pears are rich in malic acid, citric acid, vitamins, and more.
CONSUMPTION AFTER THE MENSTRUAL PERIOD
Longan, red dates, and medlar are commonly used as boosting ingredients that have the effects of blood nourishment and replenishing 'Qi.' They are suitable for women to consume with bird's nest after the menstrual period.
FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
Suggested consumption of bird's nest is twice a week, as it contains flourishing water-soluble protein, 19 kinds of certified minerals, sialic acid, vitamins, and amino acids. These components are beneficial for pregnancy and infants.
FOR LONG-TERM HEALTH
Ginseng, known as 'The King of Herbs,' is a famous Chinese traditional medicine used in most tonic soups. The combination of Ginseng and bird's nest can revive vitality, cure diseases, tonify spleen and lung, engender liquid and allay thirst, tranquillize the mind, and promote intelligence. This combination is believed to contribute to long-term health.