A visual journey following one of the world's most expensive foods. From its creation in the remote island caves of the Philippines, to its transformation into the legendary Cantonese dish "Bird's Nest Soup" at a 3 Michelin star restaurant, this film examines this delicacy, and the different lives that are touched by it.
Bird’s Nest Soup was once the supreme delicacy for the Emperors and Empresses of China. A rare dish believed to rejuvenate, beautify and prolong life, it is now being eaten by today’s rich, nouveau-rich and the rising middle class of Hong Kong and China. Often referred to as the “Caviar of the East” a small bowl of Bird’s Nest Soup can cost upward of $100 in some of China’s top restaurants. Gram-for-gram it's quite literally worth its weight in gold.