The bird’s nest community in Malaysia is generally quite small. My family has forged good relationships over much time with the other suppliers we work with. There is a term in Hokkien - ka ki lang - meaning our own kind of people. We know the processes of different suppliers well because of the long-standing relationship we have with them, relationship that new brands from overseas find it hard to establish, let alone compete with. It is our confidence and trust in the suppliers we work with that really ensures the quality and sustainability of our bird’s nests.
Quality is a word that is thrown around too carelessly these days. There are many different qualities of bird’s nests in the market, positioned on a spectrum from those that are bleached to those that are well-cleaned by hand with pure distilled water. Attributable to our ties with the bird’s nest community, we trust in the quality and sustainability of bird’s nests that our suppliers provide.
Our understanding of bird’s nests is reflected in every aspect of our products. For example, bird’s nests are meant to be taken in small amounts everyday as the body is unable to efficiently absorb too much nutrients each day, similar to when we take vitamins. Hence, each bottle has 1.5g dry weight of bird’s nests tailored for optimal daily consumption.