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Bird’s Nest is probably one of those things you only heard about after moving to Singapore. Curious about what makes edible bird’s nest so popular here? We uncover some interesting facts you should know.
This ancient Chinese tradition dates back to about 400 years ago and it is believed to have many health benefits, such as boosting a weak immune system, speeding up recovery from illnesses, relieving asthma, improving digestion, aiding bowel movement, and so on.
It is also believed to enhance beauty by improving your complexion, as it is said to have the elements to repair skin and tissue.
Bird’s nest is traditionally served as a soup, but many people are changing the game and including it as an ingredient in various dishes. For example, here’s a recipe to make bird’s nest strawberry cream cheese mochi.
Did you know there is a bird’s nest museum in Kranji? The World of Birdnest Museum provides in-depth information about edible bird’s nest and the swiftlet species that make them. You’ll also learn about swiftlet ranching farms as well as the scientific developments on the medicinal benefits of bird’s nest.
The museum is currently under maintenance but you can look forward to its reopening in the near future at the end of February or early March.
World of Birdnest Museum, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, 718813
By Muneerah Bee, August 2016 / Updated by Muneerah Bee, February 2020 / Updated by Willaine G. Tan, January 2021. Images from the respective brands’ social media pages + 123RF.com
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