Bird's Nest Milk Dessert
Bird’s nest has been a Chinese delicacy for centuries. The nest consists of interwoven strands of saliva built on the side of a cave during mating season. Bird’s nest is highly recommended for pregnant women because it is extremely rich in proteins and other nutritional elements like amino acids, mucin and lipids.
These essential elements play a vital role in the absorption of nutrients within the body. Bird's nest is believed to benefit both the fetus' healthy development and the mother's postpartum recovery.
Dried Bird’s Nest - 3 to 5g
Red dates - 8 pcs
Rock Sugar - 1 tps
Milk - ½ cup
- Soak the bird’s nest in water, pick out any leftover swallow feathers (if any), and tear it into strips. Thoroughly rinse red dates and take the seeds out.
- Put bird’s nest and red dates into a double boiler with 1 bowl (approx. 8 fl.oz.) of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour in medium heat.
- Add in the rock sugar and simmer for another hour on low heat. Add milk and continue to boil for further 5 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy.
- Ivy Yim