This soup is garnished with the nests of a species of swallow which are prepared as follows:
At this stage the cooking should be very slow and regular for approximately 45 minutes, this being sufficient time to effect the break up of the nests, providing they are of good quality. After this the garnish of the soup consists of nothing more than threads, the mucilagenous parts of the nests having been dissolved in the soup, so providing its characteristic viscidity.
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