Pandan is the Filipino term for "fragrant screwpine" . The leaves of Pandan are mostly used to perfume rice and rice dishes and sweets made from rice. It can also be used as filling/stuffing for grilled chicken (Lechon Manok) to give extra added taste to it while grilling or roasting. One of the popular desserts which makes use of Pandan is called Buco Pandan.

Description

Pandan, also known as Pandan leaf or Pandanus, is a tropical plant commonly found in Southeast Asia. The long, blade-like leaves of the pandan plant are known for their unique aroma, often described as a blend of vanilla and jasmine. These leaves are often used in Asian cuisine to add a subtle and sweet fragrance to dishes. Pandan leaves can be used fresh, dried, or in extract form to infuse a dish with its distinctive flavor. The plant is also prized for its natural green color, which can be extracted and used as a food coloring agent.

Application Areas

  • Flavoring rice dishes
  • Making desserts such as pandan cake or pandan pancakes
  • Adding fragrance to coconut-based dishes
  • Infusing drinks like tea or cocktails

Treatment and Risks

  • Pandan is generally safe for consumption in food amounts
  • Some individuals may have allergies to pandan leaves
  • Excessive consumption may lead to digestive issues

Examples

  • Pandan Cake
  • Pandan Rice
  • Pandan-infused Coconut Milk

Similar Concepts and Synonyms

  • Pandanus
  • Pandan Leaf
  • Pandan Extract

Articles with 'Pandan' in the title

  • Dahon ng Pandan: Dahon ng Pandan in the food context refers to the leaves of the Pandanus amaryllifolius plant, widely used in Southeast Asian cuisine for their unique, sweet, and fragrant aroma

Summary

Pandan, also known as Pandan leaf, is a tropical plant commonly used in Southeast Asian cuisine for its unique aroma and flavor. The leaves are often used to add fragrance to dishes, color to food, and flavor to desserts. While generally safe for consumption, some individuals may have allergies to pandan leaves. Overall, pandan is a versatile ingredient that adds a special touch to a variety of dishes.

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