- Seafood birdsnest
Seafood birdsnest is a common
Chinese cuisinedish found in Hong Kong, Chinaand most overseas Chinatownrestaurants. It is also found within Cantonese cuisine. It is usually classified as a mid to high-end dish depending on the seafood offered.
The edible nest holding the seafood is made entirely out of fried
taro. There are different intricate netting used in the nest making. In all cases, the basket is tough and crunchy.
Despite the name there is nothing bird related in this dish. The most common ingredients are
scallops, peapods, boneless fishfillet, celery sticks, straw mushrooms, calamari, shrimp. There are no dried ingredients in this dish.
Cuisine of Hong Kong
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