Bird’s Nest Jelly

OK, so it’s not the real thing. But it’s cheap and it’s tasty. Have you tried the bottled winter melon tea at the supermarkets? Well, this “bird’s nest” jelly tastes just like it.

Making this is really simple, but like all products from China, the instructions are not very clear. It says that you dissolve one cube of the stuff in 300-500cc of water. The trouble is, the one cube they’re referring to looks like 2 cubes stuck together.

This cube is made up of 2 cubes stuck together

There’s too much water here. This is considered 1 cube and not 2 even though it may look like 2 stuck together.

finished jelly, a bit soft and not sweet enough

Use less water, more cubes for a firmer, tastier jelly.