【Taiwan Immigrants' Global News Network】Translated by CHI CHIA I
According to the 4wayvoice, the "Pandan cake" the originates in Southeast Asia, is also known as pandan chiffon, is a light, fluffy, green-colored sponge cake. The cake is flavored with the juices of Pandanus amaryllifolius leaves, and it has a taste of taro.
A new immigrant from Malaysia - Cai Nan Wu (蔡南武), who has been residing in Taiwan for 15 years. After retirement, he signed up for a baking class at the Taoyuan New Immigrants Empowerment Center (桃園市新住民培力中心).
The pandan leaves from his hometown were used to bake the cakes and the recent trial sale at the Taipei city government has received an enthusiastic response from customers.
The " Pandan cake" is a light, fluffy, green-colored sponge cake. (Photo / Retrieved from MICHELIN Guide)
The director of the Taoyuan New Immigrants Empowerment Center, Liang Shu Zhen (梁淑貞), said that the new immigrants are hardworking and contented.
Members of the Second Expertise Development Association have participated in the Women and Children's Commodities Exhibition organized by the Economic Development Bureau. New immigrants set up stalls to display the products and learned how to interact with the customers.
Cai Nan Wu learned baking diligently in the Taoyuan New Immigrants Empowerment Center. (Photo / Provided by the Taoyuan New Immigrants Empowerment Center)
Cai said that he was originally engaged in the work of the Human Resources Agency. However, he retired early due to the pandemic outbreak, and he expressed his gratitude to Taoyuan City Government for providing this opportunity to learn something meaningful and regain confidence in life. Now he is trying to sell a cake for NT$200, hoping everyone can have a taste of the wonderful Pandan cake.