Bird's Nest Soup

One of the experiences that I enjoy whilst teaching is the pupils talking to me about their experiences.

This week the conversation that we had was about Bird's Nest Soup.

Bird's nests are harvested in Thailand and I know that we are given small jars of soup occasionally.  It tastes of nothing - a cheap broth is the closest I can imagine. Made from the harden saliva of birds!

But the pupils all had a different opinion as to it's properties and as to the idea of a 'Virgin Bird's Nest' which is white I had to find out more.

I didn't... but then I read in the Bangkok Post that the percentage of 'Bird's Nest in the bottles' is between 1.1% and 1.4%!