Nest Recipes


  • 113 g superior bird’s nest, soaked until soft and stewed
  • 75 g abalone
  • 75 g fish maw
  • 225 g shin of pork
  • 6 cups of hot stock
  • salt
Stewed Bird’s Nest With Fish Maw and Abalone


  1. Soak fish maw until soft (for 24 to 36 hours, depending on the thickness of fish maw. Change water every 12 hours). Wash and place fish maw into a deep bowl and add boiling water. Cover for ½ hour and rinse. Parboil into boiling water with ginger and spring onion. Rinse and chop up. Parboil and wash shin of pork.
  2. Cook abalone in boiling water for 10 minutes. Turn off the stove and cover for 30 minutes. Remove abalone, wash and rub with warm water.
  3. Bring water to boil and cook ginger and spring onion for a while. Add Shaoxing wine and abalone and cook for 5 minutes. Remove abalone, add hot stock and stew over low heat for 1 hour. Put abalone and stock into a stewing pot. Add fish maw and shin of pork, cover and stew for 3 hours until abalone is soft. Add bird’s nest and stew for 10 minutes. Season with salt and dish up in stewing pot.