Pandan Leaf/Leaves

Pandan Leaf/Leaves
200g - Fresh Produce

£3.99

Product Code: VE17 - Brand: Fresh Vegetable
Postal Weight: 0.22 kg

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Pandan Leaf/Leaves 200g

Thai Name: Bai Teoy

The Pandan Leaf is known as Bai Teoy. The Pandan Leaf is used to enhance the flavor of many Thai dishes and even desserts. The leaf has a very unique flavor that comes from the method for cooking. The leaf should be taken and mashed with a little water then the juice of this is mixed into the cooking of the dish. The size of the plants vary from small shrubs to trees that reach a height of approximately 20m. The trees then have large roots that help prop the tree up as it becomes top heavy.

The tree gives of fruit and the fruit is similar to the fruit of a pineapple. The leaves vary between the different species of trees and can be in a range of 30cm to 2m long and the width is between 1.5cm to 10cm. The flowers are fragrant and can be about one inch long. The fruits are usually green and then change color to red or bright orange as it matures. The fruit of the Pandan tree is not for human consumption and are eaten by elephants in Thailand instead.

There is a number of Thai dishes that have Bai Teoy as an ingredient and these are found in many markets around Thailand. The Pandan Leaf is used in the Thai dessert Kao niew ma meaun for those who wish to add nam bai teoy to their dessert. Nam bai teoy is a juice that is made from the leaf and it is consumed by some people quite often. The juice is added to both dishes and cuisines alike. The leaf grows very easily in most of Thailand and is easy to find at any market around Thailand.

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These are just some of the Thai recipes that it is used in:

Hainanese Chicken Rice Recipe

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Chicken wrapped in Pandan leaves recipe

Chicken in Pandan leaves

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