We all know bird nest is a natural tonic that is very high in its nutritional value. Nowadays, more and more people are consuming bird nests, but many consumers are still unsure about how to cook bird nests correctly, so today we will take you step by step to show you how to cook bird nests correctly so we can preserve the most nutrients in the bird nest.
Before we start
These are the things we need, first, is our dry bird nest, then common ingredients that you want to put in like longan, red dates, goji berry, rock sugar or others, you can choose any combination from these ingredients and lastly a double boiler, but if you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a slow cooker as well.
You can cut the thick points at the end of the nest to allow water to get in fully. And soak it for 30-40 minutes. This step is to make sure the dry nests absorb the water so it can be cooked better later and also to rinse off all the impurities.
After 30-40 minutes, we pour out the used water and cook it in a double boiler or slow cooker along with your preferred ingredients, in this case we are putting red dates and rock sugar
Now we need to wait for 25 minutes for the double boiler or about 1 hour for the slow cooker. Now we have a delicious bird nest with all the nutrition preserved inside, now it’s time to enjoy!