I always have a bit of a soft spot for pandan flavored desserts. I’ve eaten pandan desserts since I was a child and the taste reminds me of home and all of the delicious desserts my mom used to make for us. For those who are not familiar with pandan, it is a fragrant leaf and when you grind it down will release all of its floral fragrant flavor. The color is naturally green from the leaves. It’a typically called the vanilla extract of Asia.
I have a recipe for pandan kaya on the site and I highly recommend that you take the time to make it from scratch. The taste is unbeatable. However, if you are short on time, the jarred variety will work perfectly fine. If you find the kaya in the jar a little too thick to spread, heat it for about 15 seconds in the microwave to soften it slightly and make it more spreadable.