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Buying edible bird nests in Singapore? And eating bird nests on a regular basis? How about learning new ways to cook bird nests from Chef George!

How To Cook Steam Egg Bird Nests

Steam Egg Bird Nests. A really simple and homely dish. Mmmm……who says bird nests can’t be savoury?

Recipe for 4 to 6 servings

  • 1 piece of dried bird nest about 8gm (soaked)
  • 2 eggs
  • 250ml chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chinese rice wine
  • A dash of pepper
  • Follow instructions in video above, steam for about 8 to 10 mins.

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    How To Cook Pumpkin Scallop Bird Nests Porridge

    Think Autumn Harvest And Sweet Golden Pumpkins Come To Mind. Gifts Of Love From Mother Earth.


    This Autumn, our  featured dish is a pot of wholesome, nutritious, tasty and rich Pumpkin Scallop Bird Nests Porridge. Warms the heart and soul. A simple yet healthy meal for all in your family!


    Ingredients for 4 portions

  • 5gm of dried bird nests (or, half of a large whole nest), soaked, drained and loosened

  • 5 medium to large size hokkaido dried scallops, soaked and peeled into shreds

  • 200gm pumpkin, washed and chopped into small cubes

  • half cup white rice, washed and drained

  • 1 litre of water


  • Prior preparation time (before cooking) includes soaking the bird nests in water (about 2 hours),soaking the dried scallops in water (about 2 hours), chopping the pumpkin (5 mins).

  • Place water, rice, pumpkin and dried scallops in a pot and bring to boil on an open stove.

  • Lower the heat and cook for about 30mins, or until the soft porridge is cooked, stirring occasionally.

  • Once porridge is soft, add in the softened bird nests and cook for about 5 mins, stirring occasionally, or until the bird nests turn soft and gelatin.

  • Tips:

  • Using an electric cooker for porridge will do too.

  • Hokkaido scallops are rich in flavors and there is no need to add salt to taste.

  • If you are using Japanese pumpkins, they are harder and takes a little more time to soften.

  • Pumpkins are sweet and rich in flavor too, and makes the porridge creamy.

  • Enjoy cooking your pot of Golden Pumpkin Porridge for your family!


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    How To Cook Soft Brown Rice Bird Nest Porridge

    TeoChew Porridge?

    Looks like it, but with a twist!


    Healthy plain bird nest porridge, cooked using soft brown rice. Warm and nutritious.The special soft brown rice from Cambodia is rich in nutrients, magnesium,selenium, and various vitamins B. The premium white house bird nests are from Indonesia, full of proteins and amino acids. Combined and cooked into a nice warm pot of porridge.


    A wholesome meal for all in the family. Great for breakfast or lunch! Enjoy the bird nest porridge with simple side dishes like stir-fried vegetables, stewed pork, steamed fish or eggs.


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    How to prepare dried bird nest for cooking

    1 whole nest is sufficient to prepare 4 rice/dessert bowls of thick bird nest soup as illustrated in the recipe below.

    Soak dried nests in a bowl of clear tap water for at least 4 hours.

    Once softened, strained from bowl and are ready for cooking.

    Strands can be loosened individually if preferred finer and smoother texture.

    Step 1: Pandan flavoured soup

    Boil a small pot of water using approximately 4 rice bowls of water. This portion is for thick soup using 2 whole nests, use more water if diluted soup is preferred. Generally, use 2 rice bowls of water for 1 whole bird nest.

    Add in pandan leaves and boil for about 3 minutes until water turn light green and the aroma of pandan fragrance comes out.

    Remove pandan leaves.

    Step 2: Double Boil softened dried bird nests in soup

    Place the softened dried bird nests into the pandan soup.

    Double boil for about 15 to 20 minutes for best chewy, jelly soft texture. Avoid boiling too long as nests would become too soft.

    Add desired amount of crystal rock sugar to taste.

    Step 3: Serve your soup

    Based on the above portions of bird nests and water, this pot of warm cooked soup can serve 4 rice/dessert bowls of thick bird nest soup.

    Tips on cooking and consuming bird nests

    Tip 1: For fast and best results, use a double boiler for cooking bird nest soup.


    Tip 2: Bird nests are best consumed at night (between 10pm to 11pm) before bedtime, or early in the morning on an empty stomach as these are the optimum periods when the body readily repairs itself or absorb nutrients.

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    Tip 3: Anti-aging effects and smooth youthful looking skin come with long term regular consumption of bird nests. Consume about 50ml on a daily basis. A single piece of bird nest ($30) can be used to cook a small pot of 500ml soup. 50ml of soup is only $3! That’s $3 a day!


    Tip 4: Although bird nest soup are best consumed when freshly cooked, it can be stored in closed containers in fridge for up to 10 days, and consumed over a period.


    Tip 5: Bird nest soup can be drank warm or cold! Bird nest dishes can be sweet or savoury!

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