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“This is one of those fancy & yet downright expensive soup. It may be salty or sweet, depending on how one cooks it. If I'm paying, I won't be taking this. As far as I'm concerned,
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Bird's Nest Soup
Bird's Nest Soup
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 Bird's nest soup is a delicacy[1] in Chinese cuisine. A few species of swift, the cave swifts, are renowned for building the saliva nests used to produce the unique texture of this soup.

The edible bird's nests are among the most expensive animal products consumed by humans. The nests have been traditionally used in Chinese cooking for over 400 years, most often as bird's nest soup.[2]

The Chinese name for bird's nest soup, yàn wō (燕窝), translates literally as "swiftlet nest". When dissolved in water, the birds' nests have a gelatinous texture used for soup or sweet tong sui. It is mostly referred to as "jin wo" unless references are made to the salty or sweet soup in Chinese cuisine.[citation needed]
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