Birds Nest with Red Bean Paste topped with Fresh Orange Peel

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)

  • 2 cups Red Beans
  • 1 bottle Bird’s Nest
  • 1 Orange Peel
  • 3/4 Pot of water
  • Rock Sugar to taste



1. Wash and soak red beans overnight. 

2. Place red beans and water into pot, then bring to the boil. Add rock sugar to taste.

3. Continue to cook the beans over high heat. Add fresh orange peel (save a slice to zest as garnish) and adjust to medium heat until water is absorbed and the beans are soft and pasty.

4. Pour the red bean paste into a bowl, add a scoop of bird’s nest, and zest remaining peel. Serve.


This article first appeared in NATURA magazine issue No.11.

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