ird’s Nest Soup

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This soup from China. The key ingredient to this soup is a bird’s nest. Composed primarily of the hardened saliva of a male swiflet, these nests are harvested three times a year from coastal caves. it has a gelatinous texture, and is made by soaking or steaming the saliva nest in water. It is an extremely expensive dish in China, with nests alone priced at $2,000 USD per kilogram.

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