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There are few things we like more than pandan-scented sweet treats

The distinct aroma of pandan, which is often used in traditional sweet and savoury local delights, is nostalgic to most Malaysians. We’ve rounded up seven contemporary desserts that put pandan in the spotlight, which include burnt cheesecakes, pancakes and even a mille crepe.

1. Kanteen: Pandan Burnt Cheesecake & Banana Pandan Pancakes

Kanteen has not one but two pandan desserts on the menu: their popular Pandan Burnt Cheesecake is rich and creamy while their Banana Pandan Pancakes served with a drizzle of maple syrup and sliced bananas are delightfully fluffy.


Pandan Burnt Cheesecake, RM17 per slice
Banana Pandan Pancakes, RM18 per serving

To Order

Visit Kanteen's website.


Can't get enough of pandan? Kanteen also serves a Pandan Latte, which you can pair with your cake or pancakes. 

Kanteen | Multiple locations in Banyan Mont Kiara and Tropicana Avenue +603-6206 2017

2. Wizards At Tribeca: Pandan Burnt Cheesecake

Served with dollops of smooth gula Melaka chantilly and coconut whipped cream, this luxurious burnt cheesecake is infused with real pandan leaves instead of artificial flavouring.


RM18 per slice

To order

Visit Beep It

Wizards At Tribeca | 215, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, Kuala Lumpur | +603-2715 5308

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3. Huckleberry: Coconut Pandan Cake, Pandan Chiffon Cake & Pandan Burnt Cheesecake

Huckleberry has three cakes on their menu which shine the spotlight on pandan: the Coconut Pandan Cake, Pandan Chiffon Cake and Pandan Burnt Cheesecake. Pictured above, the first is comprised of buttery cake layered with homemade kaya and coconut buttercream and sprinkled with coconut flakes.

Light and airy, the pandan chiffon cake is made with aromatic pandan juice and dollops of fresh kaya.

Lastly, the burnt cheesecake is served with a drizzle of homemade gula melaka, and is also available as a whole cake.


Coconut Pandan Cake, RM18.05 per slice or RM101.80 per cake
Pandan Chiffon Cake, RM6.40 per slice or RM53 per cake
Pandan Burnt Cheesecake, RM132.50 per cake

To Order

Visit their website

HuckleberryMultiple locations in Plaza Damansara and Bangsar Shopping Centre+603-2098 7933

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4. Yellow Brick Road: Peter Pandan Pancakes

Situated in Batai Village, Yellow Brick Road is known for their creative sweet and savoury pancakes. The café's pandan-infused stacks are topped with both fresh and caramelised jackfruit, and topped with a generous scoop of salted caramel ice cream and gula Melaka sauce. 


RM25 per serving

To Order

Visit Beep It

Yellow Brick Road | Plaza Batai, 8-7, Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur | +603-2856 0903

5. Fittie Sense: Pandan Gula Melaka Layer Cake

Layers of gluten-free pandan sponge cake is interspersed with gula Melaka custard 'jelly' in this spectacular cake sweetened with natural alternatives. The wheat-free dessert is finished with pandan leaves, gula Melaka and gold dust. Pre-order the whole cake at least three days in advance. 


RM180 for a whole cake

To Order

Visit their website

Fittie Sense | 23A, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur | +603-2858 4023

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6. Rise by G: Coconut Gula Melaka Loaf

Soft, pandan-infused dough is twisted with coconut and gula Melaka to form Rise by G's coconut gula Melaka offerings, which come in two forms: ring and loaf. Vegetarian friendly and made without excess sugar or butter, a single loaf serves one to three, while a ring can be shared between eight to ten people. 


Bread Loaf, RM35 each
Bread Ring, RM90 each

To Order

WhatsApp +6016-202 1881

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7. Kooky Cream: Onde-Onde Mille Crepe

Onde-onde is creatively reimagined as a mille crepe cake, which is comprised of intricate layers of pandan crepes and gula Melaka cream. The delicate cake is finished with toasted coconut flakes for a contrast of textures.


RM130 for a whole cake

To Order

Visit Cake Together 

Kooky Cream | Lot A-G-02 The Hub SS2 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, Petaling Jaya | +6016-773 7358

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