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Bird’s Nest Soup

Have you ever wanted to consume a soup made entirely from the reconstituted saliva used by swiftlets to make their nests? Well, you're a few hundred years late to the party, as the Chinese have been eating just such a soup for centuries, in pursuit of supposed health-enhancing properties.

Bird's nest soup is popular in several Asian countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is home to NutriNest, a specialty store chain that built Vietnam's first swiftlet farming facility in 2005, and sells the delicacy in a 100-gram package for approximately $600.


Source: Stu Spivack | Wikipedia