Friday Fun: Bizarre Foods – Bird’s Nest Soup

 

 

 

 

This Chinese delicacy contains one of the most expensive animal products that humans consume. The bird’s nest in question is built by swiflets out of strands of saliva, and is exceedingly rare and delicate; a kilogram of nests can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 USD. The swiftlet’s nest is considered to have considerable health benefits, which justify the steep price of the soup ($30 to $100) and the nests themselves.