Classic Bird’s Nest Soup with Rock Sugar
You will need: Bird’s Nest, Red Dates and Rock Sugar
Duration: 3 hours or less
Step 1: Soak the bird’s nest in clean water overnight or at least a few hours. The water will soften and expand the bird’s nest and make the cleaning process easier. Change the water at least twice during this duration.
Step 2: Using tweezers, pick and remove any impurities. Transfer the cleaned bird’s nest into another bowl with water, and repeat this process 2-3 times until the nests are clean.
Step 3: Rinse away any excess dirt. Soak in hot water for a few minutes and drain. After this, gently pat dry to remove excess water.
Step 4: Add enough water to cover the ingredients and let it cook in the slow cooker for 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. Usually, it takes about an hour but you might prefer it to be softer and so forth.
Step 5: Turn off heat and add desired amounts of rock sugar or raw honey. Enjoy!