Coconut Pandan Jam (Nyonya Kaya)

Smooth coconut jam with a hint of pandan. This Asian jam is also known as “Kaya”. You can spread this sweet coconut jam on toast or stuff it in a pao

Coconut jam with pandan, nyonya kaya

Are you a fan of sweet spreads on bread?

If the answer is yes, you should definitely try today’s recipe! I already shared a recipe on coconut jam a while back, but my dad’s gf taught me a much simpler version with only four ingredients and I just had to share it with you guys. This coconut jam is sweet, thick and creamy. Exactly like it’s supposed to be but without the addition of thickening agents. Once you’ve tried this, you’ll be craving for more. Read more

Pandan Kaya Swiss Roll

Soft pandan cake, covered with kaya and coconut, rolled into a beautiful swiss roll. This is just about the softest cake you’ll ever find. 

I’m obsessed with swiss rolls at the moment. Not just obsessed with making them, but also obsessed with eating them. Okay, honestly it’s mostly about the eating but let’s pretend I’m interested in making them too. Lol. They’re just SO good. Really. The first swiss rolls I shared with you guys was this vanilla swiss roll stuffed with whipped cream. I love love love whipped cream. My bf went crazy over the vanilla rolls too. However, as some you might know, my dad’s gf does not eat dairy. Therefor, I wanted to make a dairy-free swiss roll for her. The result? This pandan swiss roll with kaya (coconut jam) and grated coconut instead of whipped cream. It’s amazing. You will not miss the dairy. Read more

Creamy Coconut Pandan Kaya

Silky soft and creamy kaya -chinese egg custard- flavored with coconut and a hint of pandan. Spread on warm toast or wrap in pao.


I remember the flavor of my mom’s paus (bapao) like I had them yesterday (if only..). Her dough was super soft, the fillings were to.die.for., and the paus were wrapped with so much care and looked beautiful too. Whenever my mom started steaming the first batch of pau’s, me and my two sisters would be in line before the paus had even hit the pan. I wish I was into food-photography back then; I would’ve captured all the delicious dishes she made so I could cherish them forever ^^ My mom was amazing. ♥ Read more