Pandan Leaves are quite popular in South East Asia for culinary purposes due to its strong, sweet, and grassy aroma that could bring out people’s appetite and enrich the food flavors. It is an essential ingredient in South East Asia because pandan leaves often needed to make daily and traditional foods. Pandan leaves could be used for the fragrance and color for making cakes, sweet rice, and even beverages.
Quite often, people in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and other South East Asian countries grew their own pandan leaves in their backyard or their garden as a supply for many purposes aside from culinary needs. Besides its versatility as culinary ingredient, little did people knows that Pandan Leaves are used beyond just cooking.