Bird Nest


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


The most heavily harvested nests are from the Edible-nest Swiftlet or White-nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus) and the Black-nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus maximus)[3]. The white nests and the “red blood” nests are supposedly rich in nutrients which are traditionally believed to provide health benefits, such as aiding digestion, raising libido, improving the voice, alleviating asthma, improving focus, and an overall benefit to the immune system.[2]

The nests are built during the breeding season by the male swiftlet over a period of 35 days. They take the shape of a shallow cup stuck to the cave wall. The nests are composed of interwoven strands of salivary laminae cement. Both nests have high levels of calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium.[1]

Hong Kong and the United States are the largest importers of these nests.[4] In Hong Kong a bowl of Bird Nest Soup would cost $30 USD to $100 USD.[2][4] A kilogram of white nest can cost up to $2,000 USD, and a kilogram of “red blood” nest can cost up to $10,000 USD. The white nests are commonly treated with a red pigment, but methods have been developed to determine an adulterated nest.[5]

The nests were traditionally harvested from caves, principally the enormous limestone caves at Gomantong and Niah in Borneo. With the escalation in demand these sources have been supplanted since the late 1990s by purpose-built nesting houses, usually reinforced concrete structures following the design of the SE Asian shop-house (“ruko”) These nesting houses are normally found in urban areas near the sea, since the birds have a propensity to flock in such places. This has become an extraordinary industry, mainly based on a series of towns in the Indonesian Province of North Sumatra which have been completely transformed by the activity. From there the nests are mostly exported to Hong Kong, which has become the centre of the world trade, though most of the final consumers are from mainland China. It has been estimated that the products now account for 0.5% of the Indonesian GDP, equivalent to about a quarter of the country’s fishing industry.

Source: Wikipedia

Bird Nest Products

With dedication & care, we produce the finest Bird Nest products for our customer needs. All of our Bird Nest product is 100% natural & chemical free. Without any bleaching or chemical treatment, our Bird Nest maintain it’s natural nutrient and this is why we are one of the top Bird Nest supplier in Malaysia.

Feel free to look at our product gallery or Click Here to place your order. You are also welcome visit to our Bird Nest processing center to take a closer look at our products.


Cleaning Process


Besides selling our bird nest product to consumers, we also provide one stop center for processing raw bird nest.

All our bird nest are hand cleaned and NO chemicals / bleach are used in the cleaning process. This is to maintain the natural goodness of the bird nest and also to prevent harmful chemicals from entering our body when consumed.

Below is a summary of our cleaning process:

  1. Raw bird nest from supplier – this raw bird nest may contain alot of dirt, feathers, bird excretion etc.
  2. 1st Cleaning process – our skillfull & experienced staff will then clean & filter unwanted dirt. This process may take an hour or so for each bird nest depending on how dirty is the raw bird nest
  3. 2nd Cleaning process – the bird nest will go thru another round of cleaning / filtering process to ensure that the nest are properly cleaned.
  4. Drying process – after the bird nest has been cleaned, it will be send for drying before packing and return to supplier.

For more information kindly contact us and feel free to visit our processing factory.

Below is a sample video clip on our cleaning process.