Restaurants & Bars

San Francisco Bay Area

Best dish with swallow or bird's nest?

Share:

Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Restaurants & Bars 14

Best dish with swallow or bird's nest?

Krys Stanley | Aug 9, 2004 02:42 AM

Ok, so I'm at Fat Wongs again this week and decide to get more adventerous and try the jook with abalone and swallows nest. Margaret wasn't kidding when she said the dish she had didn't have much swallow's nest.

I think the swallow dunked the nest in the jook and took it back to Capistrano. It was missing.

Maybe swallow's nest is really a colorful description of something else? It has nothing to do with swallows?

So now I want to try swallow's / birds nest (as long as it is environmentally ok).

Fat Wong's did have a dessert of swallow's nest and milk. I was thinking it would taste like a Chinese version of shredded wheat.

So, what's a good place to sample this? Is swallow's nest any better than generic bird's nest? What is the allure of bird's nest ... texture? ... flavor?

Do the nests of different birds taste different?

Are birds nest local or do they come from a specific place in China?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound