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Seafood birdsnest

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Seafood birdsnest

Seafood birdsnest
Traditional Chinese 海鮮
Simplified Chinese 海鲜雀巢
Cantonese Jyutping hoi2 sin1 zoek3 caau4
Hanyu Pinyin hǎi xiān qiǎo cháo
Literal meaning Seafood birds nest

Seafood birdsnest is a common Chinese cuisine dish found in Hong Kong, China and most overseas Chinatown restaurants. It is also found within Cantonese cuisine. It is usually classified as a mid to high-end dish depending on the seafood offered.


  • Basket 1
  • Fillings 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


The edible nest holding the seafood is made entirely out of fried taro or noodles.[1] [2] 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, nor are there any dried ingredients. The most common ingredients are scallops, peapods, boneless fish fillet, celery sticks, straw mushrooms, calamari, shrimp.

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