Texture is smoother, softer and cleaner with fewer impurities as the majority of the nests from Indonesia are house nests. Indonesia produces approximately 80% of the world’s supply. Prices are generally lower.
These birds nests are thicker and firmer with higher density requiring more soaking and cooking time. As the majority of the nests are cultivated from the caves and production volume is small, the prices are generally higher.
With higher production of feather prime nests bird’s nest from Malaysia are usually processed into cakes and prices are low.
With higher quality and richer taste and aroma due to ideal environment conditions bird’s nest from Vietnam are limited in supply and prices are higher.