Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sea Bird's Nest (Funori) Drink

Funori drink with sterculia seeds/ Funori drink
Dried Funori/Soaked Funori
I get to know about Funori from Sunny’s blog - Funori and manage to get it at the Vegetarian Shop at Fortune Centre, $5 per 100g. It can be used to make a simple drink like the bird's nest drink or add some sterculia seeds/mollow seeds (bruised, soaked in hot water until the flesh has expanded into a loose, jelly like mass, skin peel off and discard ) to it. As it is rather tasteless, I add pandan leaves or sterculia seeds to give it some flavour. Red dates and dried wolfberries can be added, if preferred. I find that it has a “fishy” smell, therefore the amount of funori used is 25g for this recipes. Add more if desired.

There are many ways to eat this, you can add to any hot soup, red bean/cheng tng/sweet potatoes /red ruby/chendol dessert, agar-agar, soymilk, soymilk shake and so on. Tracy Juice Culture sells dessert which had funori.

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients (serves 4)
° 25g funori (jelly seaweed), washed, rinsed, soaked overnight and chopped
° 6 pandan leaves (screwpine), tied into a knot
° 75g rock sugar, or to taste
° 1 litre water

Method
1. Place pandan leaves and water in a pot. Bring the soup to a boil.
2. Add rock sugar and simmer for few minute. Stir in funori.
3. Ladle the dessert into individual serving bowls and serve hot or chilled.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good ideas!!!
If eaten raw as salad, I think it does has a "seaweed" smell/taste but if boiled with red dates then it becomes tasteless.
I saw the pkt at Fortune Centre, different brand from earlier one introduced.
Btw, Kg Senang now has another new brand that costs $9.80 for 300g.
Cheers:-)
Sunny

Veggie Bun said...

wah! this birds nest substitute looks nice... envy how you can cook so well! your family members are so lucky having such a great chef.. I sometimes have a hard time deciding what to eat because all the food have become so unappetizing after eating the same ones all the time. I have not eaten at MZS for more than a mth now.. :P

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Look like I should get from Kg Senang, better offer. Thanks Sunny :)

Hi Veggie Bun,
ha..ha..ha..., Well, not always good, it depends on my mood for cooking.

When you are less busy, do post :)


Cheers

Sunny said...

Actually, if you place the drink in fridge, it will likely turn into jelly/agar agar. (I believe that might be due to its collagen content).

Cheers :-)

Phantom said...

Sea bird nest is best taken raw as a salad for best absorption.

My very own kappaphycus alvarezii recipe.

ingredients:Kappaphycus alvarezii,honey,2 passion fruit and vitagen.

Simply mix these 4 ingredients together and you get a bowl of delicious and nutrition Kappaphycus alvarezii.

Fruits and vitagen helps your body to absorp the nutrition of Kappaphycus.

Phantom said...

The cheapest place to buy kappaphycus in Singapore is at Victoria Street Wholesale Centre oppsite Queen Street Bus Terminal(SBS service 170)

I bought my kappaphycus at 1 of the shop in front of this bus interchange at $2.50 per 100gram,1kg $20.This is the cheapest I managed to find so far.

http://maps.singaporeexpats.com/showmap.php?name=QUEEN%20STREET%20BUS%20TERMINAL&desc=TRANSPORT Map

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Thank you so much for the information Phantom :)
cheers

Anonymous said...

hi, i m Tina from Malaysia. I did sale this Organic Sea Birdnest for Malaysia Ringgit RM28 per KG. Do call me if you are interested. My Handphone number : +6012-3298260 :) thanks

Anonymous said...

hi Tina

just to check if the sea birdnest raw unwashed or washed. if i m keen to order, how r u going to deliver to Singapore?

xiuyue said...

This is sold also in Chinatown....outside OG .....is $10 per 100g. You soak overnite to wash away the sea salt.

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Xiuyue,

Really. Wow, it is getting so common now. Yes.

Have a good weekend.

Cheers :)

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