Nyonya Desserts made easy with Pandan Powder!
Make Pandan juice in an instance with the new Pandan Powder!
I would like to introduce to you our popular Pandan Powder – we now have a soluble pandan powder! This is an opportunity for you to try both types of pandan powder – 1 x original and 1 x soluble.
What is Pandan?
Pandan is also known as skrewpine in Asia. It is often used in South East Asian cooking, as aromatic flavour enhancer or colouring agent.
How do you use Pandan?
We use the natural colouring to make Nyonya dishes such as Seri Muka, Kuih Talam, Kaya (coconut jam), Pandan chiffon cake, jelly, green bean soup, black glutinous rice, gandum, chendol, Kuih Tayap, Kuih Kosui, Onde Onde, Abuk Abuk etc. We even place the leaves in our rice for added fragrance.
What’s the benefit of using the Pandan Leaf Powder?
Make cooking much easier
Pandan leaves are abundant in South East Asia due to its climate; however, In Australia, it is hard to find fresh Pandan leaves, as the plant does not fare well in cool climates. Thus we rely on frozen Pandan leaves in the Asian grocers.
Even if you have successfully planted the Pandan plants in a green house, it will not be enough for the quantity of leaves you need to make your desserts.
You have access to pandan all year round!
Pandan leaves are abundant in South East Asia due to its climate, however In Australia, it is hard to find fresh pandan leaves are hard to come by, as the plant does not fare well in cool climate, thus we rely on frozen pandan leaves in the Asian grocers.
Even if you have successfully planted the pandan plants with the help of green house, it will not be enough for the quantity of leaves you need to make your desserts.
With the introduction of the Pandan Leaf Powder, all you need is a few teaspoons of the power, that’s all you need to make your nyonya desserts.
The difference between the original pandan powder and the soluble pandan powder boils down to the processing methods.
The soluble Pandan Powder is processed through SPRAY DRYING.
Soluble Pandan Powder
The soluble Pandan Powder is processed through SPRAYED DRYING (not dehydrated nor sun dried etc and than pounded like crazy). Spray drying is a method of producing a dry powder from a liquid or slurry by rapidly drying with a hot gas.
In short, the soluble powder powder is made from pandan juice itself, thus the powder is soluble with no residual. Perfect for seri muka etc.
> More about spray drying https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spray_drying
The original Pandan Powder is processed through Freeze Drying
Pandan Powder Original
Freeze drying, also known as lyophilisation or cryodesiccation, is a low temperature dehydration process  which involves freezing the product, lowering pressure, then removing the ice by sublimation. More information of freeze drying: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeze-drying
The original pandan powder is processed from fresh leaves to powder. Thus you tend to get the residual of the leaves, therefore, you have to strain before using. However, I just add them to coconut milk, rice, cakes without the need of straining.
How to use the powder:
The difference between the two powders in a glance: