Friday, June 5, 2009

Bird Nest Soup

I had not been well recently. Probably due to the hectic schedule, the work stress, or may be the hot weather. I often suffer sinusitis pain nowadays. Sore-throat was unavoidable.

Because of that, my wife boiled some bird nest soup for both of us. Bird nest soup is actually made of hardened swift saliva boiled with rock sugar. The soup is known to be able to improve skin complexion (for my wife), to strengthen lung function and to sooth sore-throat (for me).

My wife put the hardened swift saliva (processed, and cleansed) into a bowl of hot water, boil them in slow cooker for hours. Add some chinese dates, dried longan, ginseng and rock sugar. And tadaaa.......

Not cheap though. This bowl can cost easily RM50. Aiyaaa.... we are not rich people, so, can have this once in a blue moon only.

14 comments:

[danial][ma] said...

hej! Josh...where's the bird? pity the bird that it's nest has been taken away with all the good stuff...;-)

kak ja said...

Your wife is rich le, Josh.. remember the scallops?

Get well soon.. before habis semua burung layang2 punya sarang dlm dunia ni..

:: NbC :: said...

Josh,

bird nest soup + Corelle bowl = RM80.

wah..!

Beruang Madu said...

Hmmm nampak macam senang jer nak buat.. Abg Bear nak buat lah sekali sekala... kulit akan cantik ker Josh... hmm itulah tujuan sebenarnya ABg BEar nak cobaaa....

mazddaud said...

nampak sedap la pulak...;-)

get well soon ye Josh!!

wahaza extra said...

Sedap ke.. taste like what hah? SOur or sweet?

[danial][ma] said...

hej! wahaza...taste like heaven, not so sweet, just nice with rock sugar...;-) am right Josh?

Josh said...

[Danial] Aiyaa, only empty nest will be taken larr. Wanna try??

[Kak Ja] O ya, I forgot i got a rich wife. haahaha.. Josh dah semakin sihat dah Kak ja. Tak mampu makan benda ni selalu.

[Pinky] Fuyoo... very sharp eyes!

Josh said...

[Beruang madu] Hi Abg Bear! a'ah senang je buat. Kalo abg beli yg dah process (dah dibersihkan), memang senang. Campak semua dan double boil dua jam.
Yes! memang boleh mencantikkan kulit! Kalo abg bear makan, sure kulit lagi cantik!

[Maz] Sedap is one thing, price is another. hehehe.. tak mampu makan selalu. Thanks, i'm getting much better now.

Josh said...

[Wahaza] It's actually quite tasteless. Yang kita rasa semuanye bahan lain yg kita tambah. Just like having lin chi kang. The bird nest rasa macam makan agar-agar dalam bentuk straw.

[Danial] Whoaaahh... why u so pandai one? ;-P

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

When we were young, my mum used to make bird nest soup for us to strengthen our health. Painstakingly, she would clean it , pick out 'dirt' bits with tweezers. Then we were nourished!
Hope you're feeling better.

fadYGbaek said...

hi..
this is my 1st comment here..
:p

umm..bird's nest soup looks delicious huh.. but never try it before..
how does it taste? best tak??

Josh said...

[Sunshine] Yah, i feel better now. Thanks.
And yes, i also remember my mum did the same thing when i was young. She would spend the whole day trying to pick out the feathers and all... But nowaday, i would rather buy more expensive but clean one. No time maa. ;-D

[Fadygbaek] Hi there! thanks for dropping a line. Welcome to my blog.
Bird nest tu basically takde rasa. Tapi sup ni lebih kurang sama ngan lin chi kang rasanya.

Chaeles Bagli said...

mann i love bird's nest soup too even IF its made from spit!!! <333

i eat it like once every monthish and used to bought from website hongkong-bird-nest.50webs.com/index_e.htm sometimes, my mom went back to hong kong and bought a full suitcase of it cause its cheaper there XD