Monday, June 16, 2008
Junk food of the week: Green goo
Green goo is actually srikaya jam, a custardy sort of spread made from coconut milk and egg. The color comes from pandan (also known as screwpine) leaf , a favorite dessert flavoring in Southeast Asia.
Pandan jam is thick, rich and sweet and pretty much tastes like coconut cream pie.
If you put it on a piece of bread, as the drawing on the label suggests, you have an open-faced coconut cream pie sandwich. That's probably somebody's idea of the perfect lunch, but not mine, since I'm not a big coconut fan. I think I'll keep the rest of the jar around, though; it might come in handy if we decide to shoot a low-budget sci-fi flick or turn our apartment into a haunted house for Halloween.