Visited Semporna, Sabah for a photography trip with a group of well known 'SIFU' from Ipoh and Penang. Sea Bird Nest is very well known product and a must to buy home. Almost everyone in our group bought sea bird nest and it is also known with its name "Eucheuma", in Chinese 'San Hu Cao' or 海底 燕窩.
I was told that sea bird nest are very easy to prepare and it is also known for many benefits.
This is my recipe for sea bird nest/sea coral grass.
Wash 100g seaweed to rid the salt, rinse thoroughly and soak in clean water for 4 - 8 hours until it turns transparent. Soak in filter water and keep in refrigerator to maintain it freshness.
Boil 2000ml of water with 30 to 40 pieces of Chinese Red Dates and 2 to 3 pieces of Sweet Honey Dates in a Crock Pot or slower electric stoneware cooker for 3 hours.
Place coral grass into the crock pot to simmer for another 1 hour, when the sea bird nest turned soft or
almost dissolve, add in some rock sugar if necessary.
Keep in the refrigerator to chill it as jelly dessert.
Have fun and be happy! ♥