Man fined for illegally importing dried birds'nest

". A man caught illegally importing 68 dried birds' nests - a Chinese delicacy - has been fined $15,000.

Tian Chi Lee, 40, from Auckland's North Shore, appeared before Manukau District Court last week after earlier pleading guilty to knowingly attempting to possess unauthorised goods.

Bird's nests are made from the saliva secretions of the swiftlet bird. Swiftlets can carry a number of significant avian diseases not found in New Zealand, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says. "

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I DO love the Heralds editors who have no idea how a birds nest made out of spit looks like. Would you eat that nest in the picture LOL :)

Chef_uli, Aug 4, 9:11 pm

No, however the nests are made into a soup. Not that I would eat that either.

Chef_awoftam, Aug 4, 9:24 pm

I wouldn't eat a lot of things that I've seen alive in Asian markets.

Chef_samanya, Aug 5, 11:15 am

Good job, the number that get off lightly made me wonder.

Chef_lythande1, Jan 22, 1:47 pm

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