Product Review: Vegetable Bird’s Nests from Trader Joe’s

After arriving in the US as an international student, I started to miss homemade Asian food. While typical Japanese food is widely available at a restaurant, it’s impossible to go to dine in or to-go their food every single day. One day, my friend told me Trader Joe’s has vegetable tempura, Kakiage, so we went there to get one to enjoy and sympathize with our nostalgia for our country. 

Even though the product was made in Thailand, (that’s what I got to know after 10+ years of eating them!) they are delicious and calmed down our homesickness. They are good with noodle, rice, or just dipping into sauce, so here is a detailed review for one of my favorite products from Trader Joe’s: Bird’s nests! 

*This is NOT for an affiliate purpose hence I don’t get paid, so this is my very honest (spicy) review;)

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Vegetable Bird’s Nests from Trader Joe’s

soba birds nests

Contains: 8 bird’s nests and 2 packs of dipping sauce(10.5oz)

Price: $3.29

Main ingredients: onion, carrot, kale, wheat, soy

Pro: Easy to cook, easy to clean, vegan friendly, reasonable

Con: Salty on both tempura and sauce, tiny, time consuming if you choose oven bake

Will you buy again?: Yes! 

Tip: add some water into sauce since they are so bold. 


Onion and carrot’s natural sweetness and kale’s bitterness are well combined with batter. With little cost and leaving no cleaning effort, I bet this one will be my regular on my dining table. Hopefully they can reduce salt level on both tempura and sauce!

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

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