Beauty of bird’s nest: Brisk sales for the delicacy, but is it worth paying for?

A TCM doctor explaining the benefits of bird’s nest as guests indulge in the delicacy at a recent high tea session at the Eu Yan Sang boutique at Ngee Ann City. PHOTO: EU YAN SANG
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SINGAPORE – On a balmy Wednesday afternoon in December, a group of people sit around in Eu Yan Sang’s shiny new boutique at Ngee Ann City. They nibble on scones and sandwiches, and sip from small jars containing golden filaments floating in clear liquid.

The beverage served is bird’s nest, an age-old beauty tonic also known as the “caviar of the East”.

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