Thursday, 19 June 2014

Bird's Nest Soup With Three Treasures 三宝巴实燕

Bird's Nest Soup With Three Treasures 三宝巴实燕

Recipe source :  The World of Nourishing & Fine Soups ( cookbook )

A very delicious and highly nutritious soup which is very rich in collagen. Good for strengthening the lungs and regenerates skin cells. According to the herbal cookbook, lotus seeds help to strengthen the spleen and stomach, while gingko nuts nourishes lungs and relieves asthma. 

Ingredients ( serves one )

5g dried bird's nest
3 fresh lotus seeds
2 red dates
3 lily bulbs
3 fresh gingko nuts
Cane rock sugar, to taste
200ml water

 Fresh gingko nuts

Fresh lotus seeds

 Dried bird's nest

Dried lily bulbs


1.  Soak bird's nest until soft. ( about one hour.)
2.  Place bird's nest, cane rock sugar and all the Chinese herbs into a ceramic or porcelain container with a fitting lid.
3.  Pour in 200ml water.
4.  Double boil for about 2 to 3 hours. 


  1. This soup is very suitable for hot day like this!

  2. Oh yummy! I love the extra ingredients added to the bird nest.

  3. Hi ladies,

    Take note, bird's nest soup is very good for the complexion.


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