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Not just kueh: 7 pandan creations to try in Singapore

Mad for pandan? Here are various places you can enjoy this sedap ingredient.

While fast becoming a trend in America and Europe (celebrity chef Nigella Lawson predicts pandan to be the new matcha), pandan has been a long been a mainstay in Southeast Asian cuisine. The tropical plant lends a grassy, nutty vanilla aroma to things, and works well in everything from cake to cocktails.

Below are some pandan creations you can savour in Singapore:

  • kueh salat from Chalk Farm

    Kueh Salat from Chalk Farm

    Chalk Farm’s take on the Kueh Salat, a beloved nyonya delicacy, is not only delicious, it’s also very pretty. Its highlight is its base of sticky rice that’s streaked with fresh butterfly pea extract, giving it a whimsical flair. It’s then topped with a thick layer of custard that’s flavoured with freshly squeezed coconut milk and pandan juice and unevenly textured for a rugged feel. Best of all, it’s free of chemicals and is only made with the freshest ingredients. Only a limited number of cakes are produced so best to call them to reserve a slice, or the whole cake, if you so fancy. Another picturesque cake is its Pandan Berry — four pillowy soft layers of sponges made with freshly extracted pandan juice are layered with fresh cream and topped with fresh berries.

    Available at #B1-K24 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road. Tel: 6235-2872 and #B1-83M Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road. Tel: 6348-2032

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