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Best Birds Nest Soup in Hong Kong

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coweepooh May 15, 2011 06:50 PM

I used to go to a place that specialized in delicacies including Birds Nest Soup in Hong Kong.

I THINK it was in Causeway Bay, but I could be wrong, was a kiddo and my memory of HK locations is very spotty at best.

Am going to be in HK in a couple weeks and am looking to take my boyfriend to have some and would like to know the best/really good place to go :)

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  1. Charles Yu RE: coweepooh May 15, 2011 07:07 PM

    Why waste money on something that is tasteless and proven to be 'carcinogenic'??!!

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      M_Gomez RE: Charles Yu May 15, 2011 07:33 PM

      Tsk tsk, Charles, be nice to coweepoh, we are after all, Chowhounds who love food ;-) I'm sure you can recommend some good places to her in HK. My personal favourite is Golden Island Bird's Nest Chiu Chau Restaurant at 2/F Star House, 3 Salisbury Rd, Tsimshatsui. Call 852-2736 6228 to book.

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        Charles Yu RE: M_Gomez May 15, 2011 07:51 PM

        Sorry!!!!!!!
        In fact, most high end Cantonese Restaurants ranging fron Fu Sing, Lei Garden to Cuisine Cuisine, Sun Tung Lok, Fook Lam Moon and Yung Kee all has it in their menu. Personally, I love the double boiled bird's nest in whole papaya dessert of Fu Sing. However, since bird's nest is supposed to be great on complexion, hence favourite amongst ladies, I think input from 'female chowhounders' should be more relevant!

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          M_Gomez RE: Charles Yu May 15, 2011 08:53 PM

          Ah, Charles, ever the gentleman :)

          BTW, Abalone King Yeung Koon Yat (of Forum restaurant/ 富臨飯店 ) mentioned that he'd consume birds' nest steamed with sweetend coconut milk every morning. It was delicious.I've not been to Forum for more than a decade now. I wonder if that dessert dish is still on the menu.

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            hong_kong_foodie RE: M_Gomez May 18, 2011 09:29 PM

            I think the bird's nest in coconut milk 椰盅燉燕窩 is really good at Fook Lam Moon and one of my favorite bird's nest preparations.

            By the way, I believe Golden Island Chiu Chow has gone out of business.

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