Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A tonic after illness

Bird's nest is one of Chinese delicacies and there are 3 types of bird's nests : white, blood and feather. The white one is the best of all. It is useful to ease coughing, fatigue and diarrhoea. And it is believes to help the body to recuperate after illnesses and hence it is a tonic for our bodies.

I have a pack of bird's nest from the CNY hamper so I used up one piece over the weekend. We also have some unprocessed bird's nests that we bought from my SIL that are full of feathers and impurities that I have no time to clean and use yet. Another day for that.


Very simple to prepare the bird's nest. I just soak for an hour or so. I used some big red dates too. About 6 red dates.

Toss the washed red dates and bird's nest in slow cooker and put on high heat. Let it cook for 3 hours. 

Off the slow cooker, toss in a lump of rock sugar to taste. Give it a stir and let the rock sugar melt before serve it warm or cold.

You can add a knot of 2 pandan leaves (screwpine leaves) together with the bird's nest like what I did here to give that fragrant taste.

10 comments:

Princess Ribbon said...

Yummzz, bird's nest ! I only drank it when I was pregnant.. Just plain bird nest and rock sugar only.. Nice..

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Yummy...

suituapui said...

Wahhhhhh!!! Expensive wor!!!

wenn said...

I will take it once in a while..very delicious and nutritious.

Merryn said...

The last time I ate bird nest soup was when I was pregnant with Ethan. After that, no more :(

ChrisAu said...

Hope you are getting better now. yes, take some tonic to recuperate and strengthens yourself.

Azura Chan said...

Simple as that? I think I want to try someday. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Dear Rose, I hope your health is improving. Thank you so much for sharing this bit of wisdom, I really appreciate it.

mun said...

The bird's nest that you prepared is so much better than those ready-to-drink in a bottle bird's nest.

Sharon D said...

I've not tried this one. Thanks for sharing, Rose! ♥