This quick version of the popular caramelized coconut-pandan curd is spread over toast with lots of butter. Serve with soft boiled eggs and a coffee for a real Singaporean kopitiam breakfast.
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This moist tropical cake rocks coconut milk and the bright green essence of pandan leaf, a popular Southeast Asian ingredient.
Susan Feniger's Coconut Kaya Jam (a pudding-like mixture of rich coconut milk; grassy, vanilla-like pandan leaves, sugar, and eggs) is familiar to anyone with a Top Chef addiction. Who could forget Gail Simmons' proclamation that she'd "love to be sticking [her] finger in [it] at all ours of the day"?
Susan Feniger's Coconut Kaya Jam (a pudding-like mixture of rich coconut milk; grassy, vanilla-like pandan leaves, sugar, and eggs) is familiar to anyone with a Top Chef addiction. Who could forget Gail Simmons' proclamation that she'd "love to be sticking [her] finger in [it] at all hours of the day"? In Street Food, Feniger pairs the jam with tempura-coated baby banana fritters, making for an addictively sweet and sticky dessert.
This ice cream mimics the taste and scent of traditional Thai coconut-based custard with palm sugar lending its soft caramel, butterscotch-like flavor. Add coconut milk, eggs, and pandan to the team and we've got a combination of flavors that South East Asians have enjoyed for ages.
We're using the much more forgiving and user-friendly jasmine rice in this dessert that is inspired by the traditional Thai sticky rice and mango. The cooking method has also been adapted for the stovetop, yielding a result that is more similar to Western-style rice pudding in terms of consistency and appearance than the dish by which it is inspired. The flavor, however, is exactly the same as the original.
[Photograph: Leela Punyaratabandhu] An easier, quicker, more stovetop-friendly version of the iconic Thai dessert, Khao Niao Ma-muang, this coconut rice pudding and mango retains all of the flavors found in the original dish by which it is inspired. Pandan leaves...
Sangkhaya is essentially crème pâtissière albeit slightly runnier. It's made with coconut milk (or a combination of coconut milk and milk) and meant to be slathered on warm bread or served as a dip along with bread and sometimes fried crullers.
Bourbon and bitters hit the tongue first, followed by nutty pandan flavor. This recipe from Arthur Wynne of The Union Bar in Vancouver, BC works with fresh or frozen pandan leaves.
Baked for the 2010 Serious Eats Cookie Swap by Krista Garcia, SENY Fast Food International columnist. Adapted from PhamFatale.com...
Pandan's fragrance is distinct but hard to identify. It's sweet and bright, like an herby bubble gum, or licorice without the bite. Though used mostly in sweets, it's also found in some savory dishes, wrapping meats before grilling or steaming.
Khanom Chan lie totally outside the Western dessert canon, and can be a refreshing change-up from more typical desserts. To the uninitiated, the texture's a surprise, like the chewy tapioca pearls in bubble tea or elastic balls of mochi. Its...
The Grocery Ninja leaves no aisle unexplored, no jar unopened, no produce untasted. Creep along with her below, and read all her mission reports here. Photograph from tisay on Flickr Chicken wrapped in pandan leaves and grilled. Photograph from doubtless on Flickr Before I knew vanilla, I knew pandan. Mind-boggling, I realize, but I was well into my teenage years before I set eyes (and greedy hands) on a plump vanilla bean, whereas my family had a pandan plant growing right at our doorstep. In fact, the corridor we shared with our neighbors was lined with pots of it—Southeast Asian cooks use pandan leaves to scent their dishes so frequently that it would be unthinkable to not have any on...