|Place of origin||Hong Kong, China|
|Region or state||Cantonese-speaking region|
|Main ingredients||fried taro or noodles, scallops, peapods, boneless fish fillet, celery sticks, straw mushrooms, calamari, shrimp|
|Jyutping||hoi2 sin1 zoek3 caau4|
|Hanyu Pinyin||hǎi xiān qiǎo cháo|
|Literal meaning||Seafood birds nest|
Seafood birdsnest is a common Chinese cuisine dish found in Hong Kong, China and most overseas Chinatown restaurants. It is also found within Cantonese cuisine. It is usually classified as a mid to high-end dish depending on the seafood offered.
The edible nest holding the seafood is made entirely out of fried taro or noodles.  There are different intricate netting used in the nest making. The fried nest is usually tough and crunchy.
Despite the name there is nothing bird-related in this dish, nor are there any dried ingredients. The most common ingredients are scallops, peapods, boneless fish fillet, celery sticks, straw mushrooms, calamari, shrimp.