Thursday, February 5, 2015

Natural Hazards to a Swiftlet House (Part 1)

燕屋的天敵 (1)

Pests like cockroaches are a huge detriment to a Swiftlet House. Cockroaches are destructive insects which will gnaw at the nests of the swiftlets, leading to holes in the nests. This damages the nests and cause economic losses.

害蟲會對燕屋有害。蟑螂會咬蝕燕窩,造成燕窩有洞。燕窩遭損壞,也會造成經濟損失。



 As a side note, the presence of cockroaches in the Swiftlet House will also cause a disturbance to the closely monitored atmosphere, smell and environment in the house. This may affect the attractiveness of the House and swiftlets may not return to the House.

蟑螂的存在也會影響燕屋裡頭的環境。味道,衛生和環境被影響後,可能影響到燕子回來的過程。


This unfortunate swiftlet has been hurt and lies injured from a rat bite.
燕子被老鼠咬後,已經死亡了。


This swiftlet has perished in its own nest after a rat bite. The rat has attacked the swiftlet from the roof.
老鼠也會從屋頂攻擊燕子,燕子已經在窩裡被咬死了。


Here is another unfortunate victim of a rat bite.
這也是老鼠攻擊的受害者。

Constant supervision and maintenance is key to ensure the swiftlets are protected from these natural hazards.
我們必須持續監督與檢查燕屋裡的清潔與狀態,防止害蟲,老鼠的侵襲。

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Processing of Edible Bird's Nest 食用燕窝的清洗过程

When we consider the value of the edible Bird's Nest we find in the market, we tend to forget the amount of work that goes into the cleaning and preparation of this treasured delicacy.
每当我们看到市面上的食用燕窝时,我们常常會忽略了它里头所包含的重要的准备工作。

Plenty of effort and hours of manual labour is needed before the edible Bird's Nest is deemed suitable for the commercial market.
食用燕窝的清洗过程繁複且费时,需要靠人工清洗才能把成品呈现给市面上的客户。

Let's look at some of the stages in the preparation.
让我们来看看清洗工作的几个步骤。


Here are the stages for the cleaning and preparation of edible Bird's Nest.
以下是食用燕窝清洗工作的步驟。



It is a tedious process which requires the concentration and observation of manual labour.
清洗过程即费力又费神,因此,工作時間也相對地比較長。


After cleaning, the Bird's Nest looks beautiful.
清洗过后的燕窝,看起来好漂亮。



Drying is then done to fit the Bird's Nest into molds for shaping. The Nests will then be weighed and packed for sales.
清洗过后,食用燕窝被放进塑料模型给它定型,之后再包装带入市面。



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Saturday, April 13, 2013

越南一养殖场5000只燕子集体死亡 民众忧禽流感

原标题:越南一养殖场5000只燕子集体死亡 民众忧禽流感
  中新网412日电 据台湾中央社报道,越南南部宁顺省(Ninh Thuan)日前发现1户屋燕养殖场近5000只燕子集体死亡,经抽检有8例呈现禽流感H5N1阳性反应,养殖户与周边民众担忧疫情扩大,影响生计。
  除了宁顺省外,在庆和省(Khanh Hoa)、胡志明市、前江省(Tien Giang)、坚江省(Kien Giang)等省市,民众搭建屋燕养殖场采收燕窝的行业很普遍,因此呼吁有关机构尽早完成检疫工作。
  当地官员研究结果显示,燕子的免疫能力较高,但是这次发现感染H5N1,仍使得养殖户与周边民众陷入担忧,因为燕子长时间在空中与海上岛屿生活,防疫工作相当困难,而且养殖户无法对燕子接种疫苗。
  越南《青年报》今天(12)报道,宁顺省潘郎市(Phan Rang)1个屋燕养殖场自3月底至4月初约4900只燕子死亡后,当地兽医分局立即抽取样本进行检验,结果显示有8个检体样本呈现H5N1阳性反应;随后,当地兽医部门立即向民众通报疫情,并对其他养殖户进行抽检。
  报道指出,这是第1次发现屋燕养殖场的燕子感染H5N1病毒,由于大多屋燕养殖场都设在民间小区,养殖户第1层楼通常是农民房舍,2楼以上搭盖燕屋,因此民众担忧H5N1病毒可能会传染人类。
  一名农民表示,投资3亿越盾(15000美元)兴建屋燕养殖场,经过35年的时间才能采收燕窝,现在如果H5N1疫情蔓延,将遭受重大损失。
  相关官员表示,除了鸡鸭外,H5N1病毒也有可能从燕子传染人类,因此,经常与燕子接触的民众,工作时应做好防护措施,经常消毒养殖场,以免感染H5N1

Successful Swiftlet's House 成功燕屋

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

BIRDNEST PRODUCT 燕窝产品




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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Golden Slice Bird's Nest Dessert 黄金燕窝糖水



材料有燕窝,泡参,白果,冰糖和金箔。

Ingredients: Bird's Nest, Ginseng Slices, Ginko Nuts, Rock Sugar, Thin Edible Gold slices

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Swiftlet's Cafe

基于现今社会热烈提倡野生动物保护法以支持环保活动,我个人建议将鱼翅除出宴客菜单而采用燕窝食品代替。

The topic of conservation and animal protection has dominated the headlines in recent years. I am of the personal belief that Shark's Fin should be excluded from Chinese dinner menus and banquets. Bird's Nest can then be used as a replacement, considering its value and prestige.

以下是几种燕窝烹调法供各位参考:
Here are some Bird's Nest recipes for your reading pleasure.

主料: 水发官燕60克,椰汁50克,日本金瓜1个(约350克)
配料: 山楂片10克
调料: 冰糖水、蜂蜜、姜汁各适量

Main Ingredients: Bird's Nest 60g, Coconut Milk 50ml, Japanese Pumpkin (1 x 350g)
Supplementary Ingredients: Haw Flakes 10g
Seasoning / Condiments: Rock Sugar, Honey, Ginger (approximate) 
制法:
1. 金瓜从顶部1/5处横切为二,挖去瓤。
2. 金瓜内放燕窝、椰汁、山楂片、冰糖水,隔水炖30分钟即可。

Method:
1. Cut off the top of pumpkin (1/5 of height of pumpkin), remove seeds
2. Place bird's nest into pumpkin, together with coconut milk, haw flakes, rock sugar. Fill up pumpkin with water.
3. Steam pumpkin with cap for 30 minutes and dish is ready to serve.

主料: 官燕10克,银耳15克,冬虫草3根,红枣3枚,百合20克
调料: 盐适量

Main Ingredients: Bird's Nest 10g, White Fungus 15g, Cordyceps 3 sticks, Red Dates x 3, Lotus Seeds 20g
Seasoning / Condiments: Salt (approximate)
制法:
1. 将官燕放入净水中浸泡4~8小时,挑去杂质。
2. 将冬虫草、红枣分别用温水浸泡10分钟。
3. 将官燕、冬虫草、红枣、银耳、百合放入炖盅内,加六碗水,用中火隔水炖15分钟,放入适量盐调味即可。

Method:
1. Soak Bird's Nest for 4 - 8 hours, remove impurities.
2. Soak Cordyceps, red dates separately in warm water for 10 minutes.
3. Place bird's nest, cordyceps, red dates, white fungus, lotus seeds into slow cooker, add in 6 bowls of water, simmer in medium heat for 15 minutes.
4. Add in suitable amount of salt and dish is ready to serve.

主料: 木瓜1个,川贝6粒,发制好的官燕25克,鲜奶70克
调料: 蜂蜜、冰糖各适量

Main Ingredients: Papaya x 1, Fritillary Bulbus x 6, cleaned Bird's Nest 25 g, Milk 70ml
Seasoning: Condiments: Honey, Rock Sugar (approximate)
制法:
1. 将木瓜洗净,一切为二,挖去瓤。
2. 木瓜中加鲜奶、川贝(提前浸泡,再蒸至八分软)、官燕, 蜂蜜、冰糖,盖上木瓜盖,隔水炖10~15分钟即可。

Method:
1. Clean Papaya, cut it into half, remove seeds, forming a bowl.
2. Pre-soak and steam Fritillary Bulbus for 8 minutes
3. Add in milk, Fritillary Bulbus, bird's nest. honey, rock sugar into papaya.
4. Steam papaya with cap on for 10 - 15 minutes and dish is ready to serve.



图片资料摘自青岛出版社"吃燕窝"

Sunday, May 27, 2012

JBLIM888 SWIFTLET BANGALOW HOUSE 2012


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Thursday, May 24, 2012

BIRD'S NEST EXPORT . 燕窝出口。


燕窝因种种因素,被禁出口到中国近半年多。造成国内与燕窝相关行业都大受影响,燕窝价格也滑落不少,令大家不知所措。有些业者干脆不把采好的燕窝卖掉,也有一些燕屋主,暂时不采燕窝,以便让小燕子继续在燕屋成长,这也是一种很好的策略。不过,对于一些在这近几个月前开声的新燕屋经营者,开始引燕时,会比较费力。总得来说,对于这一次燕窝价格的强烈波动,相信大家也很难受。

For a variety of factors, Bird's Nest has been rejected entry as an export to China for half a year now. This is caused several knock-down effects on the bird nest trade in Malaysia. The price of bird best has also plummeted due to over supply, resulting in problems for the traders. Some suppliers have taken to holding on to stock. Swiftlet House owners have also stopped harvesting nests, to allow the swiftlets to continue living in the nests, this is also a good strategy. However, this will give new home owners some problems when it comes to attracting swiftlets. All in all, this current predicament has left several related business owners up in arms.