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Rock sugar (or rock candy) is refined, crystalized sugar in small cubes or in irregular lumps used in the Chinese kitchen to add shine to braised dishes or to sweeten desserts. in Chinese cuisine, rock sugar is commonly used in both savoury and sweet dishes.
Edible bird’s nests are bird nests created by edible-nest swiftlets, Indian swiftlets, and other swiftlets using solidified saliva, which are harvested for human consumption. They are particularly prized in Chinese culture due to their rarity, high nutritional value in nutrients such as protein, and rich flavour.