Friday, 4 December 2009

Ginseng Bird's Nest Drink- Rabbit Brand

Ginseng Bird's Nest DrinkMade by: Yeow Seng (Shark's Fin) Pte Ltd

Origin: Singapore

Imported into the UK: tbc

Bird's nest is a Chinese delicacy and is harvested from swiftlet nesting sites in Borneo, Sumatra and other parts of Indonesia. Swiftlets traditionally make their nests on cave walls using strands of hardened saliva, which they weave into nests. The nests are graded according to colour and nutritional value and can fetch up to $10,000 per kilo.

Bird's nest drink is a pale yellow colour with a bright appearance. It is non-sparkling and contains small particles of bird's nest and ginseng in suspension.

The aroma is quite unique and manages to combine ripe banana and vanilla with wet bonfire ashes, rubber and charcoal.

As with the aroma, on the palate the flavour is unique and quite challenging. What starts as sweet banana and vanilla quickly turns burnt, ashy, rubbery and progressively more bitter. There is an earthy, potato note that points towards the ginseng, and a bittersweet sensation lingers in the aftertaste.

Packaging claims: Geniune bird's nest with ginseng, no colouring, serve hot or cold

Ingredients: Water, rock sugar, bird's nest, ginseng

Price: Should be about £1.00 for a 245ml can, from oriental food stores and other specialist retailers


  1. This is simply a energy drink or has some helpful effects also... i have being taking ginseng herb from last month... it helps me to lose weight and also purify the blood... it is made up of ginseng, ginger, and guarana.. For more info:

    cleon dann

  2. Hi Cleon,

    I find this drink quite strong, with a very particular flavour as described. Take a look at the analysis and health benefits of consuming bird's nest at this link:

    Also, if you enjoy the invigorating effects of ginseng then check out my review of the Top Gin drink below. This is an exceptional, potent drink!