Procedures for Soaking Shark's Fin: For small size 1. Wash and soak shark's fin in water for 5 hours. 2. Boil in boiling water with lemon or orange for 20 minutes to remove the fishy smell. 3. Remove from heat and soak the Shark's Fin for 3 hours. 4. Change the water and soak it again with fresh water for 2 more hours. Then, the shark's fin is ready to cook. If the shark's fin is of very small size, can shorten the soaking time to 30 minutes accordingly. For big size 1. Wash and soak shark's fin in water for 5 hours. 2. Boil in boiling water for 20 minutes. 3. Remove from heat and soak the Shark's Fin for 3 hours. 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for 1-2 times until the shark's fin until soft. 4. Change the water and soak it again with fresh water for 3 more hours. Then, the shark's fin is ready to cook (For the last time boiling, boil with lemon or orange to remove the fishy smell).
Procedures for Soaking Bird's Nest: 1. Soak bird's nest in water for 3 hours. 2. Check if bird's best is tender enough. If not, squeeze hard parts and soak until completely tender. 3. Remove the feather and dirt from bird's nest 4. Pour bird's nest and suitable amount of boiling water into a stewing pot. Stew for 1/2 to 2 hours. (Please do not add sugar while stewing. The stewing time depends on different types of bird's nest. Please refer to Dried Bird's Nest) 5. Keep the stewed bird's nest in refrigerator, it can keep fresh for 2 weeks*. (Please refer to Recipes) * If stew with meat, the stewed bird's nest can keep fresh for 2-3 days only