So you’ve been to the market and purchased a kilo of bees nest and your mouth is watering at the thought of experiencing this exotic Food so you will need to know how to eat it. As you might expect in a country with such a diverse cuisine, there are several ways to enjoy a bees nest.
The simplest method is just to break off a small piece and eat it, a bit like eating a Brownie, taking care to scoop up any larvae that may fall out. Another method is to wrap pieces of the bees nest in banana leaves and roast them in an oven or on a BBQ, or put them in a steamer. The banana leaves will make the bee larvae aromatic and help stop them from drying out. Many people ask ‘what does it taste like’. The answer is a bit difficult as it doesn’t really taste of much at all. The best description is that it reminds me of the taste of cow’s milk.