Immune Booster

Southern Style Turmeric Minced Pork


“Kua Kling” is a delicious dish that has been with the people of the south for a long time. Origins of the dish are vague but the locals will confirm that the name ‘Kua Kling’ actually stems from the cooking methods used to make the dish. Herbs are roasted in a pan (‘kua’ in Thai) before being rolled (‘kling’ in Thai) around with meat until they are dry. Locals joke that putting too much oil in when you roast will lead to your spices not “rolling” and your dish become a curry paste instead.

The recipe later appeared in Central Thai kitchens after a “Delicious Beef” recipe was published in Chitsaman Komonthiti’s recipe book and a “Roasted Beef” recipe published in M.R. Thanadsri Sawatdiwat’s book. Both of these recipes bore a strong resemblance to the original Kua Kling, but with beef chunks that are stir-fried until almost dry and served with fresh vegetables of choice.

Health Benefits

‘Southern Style Turmeric Minced Pork’ can help prevent Covid 19.
A hot and spicy dish from the south in which minced meat is stir-fried with curry paste until dry. This menu is characterized by a variety of herbs such as shallots, garlic, galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and turmeric. The indispensable ingredient of this menu is ‘turmeric’, which contains curcumin, an acidic substance that helps kill germs and destroy viruses that may have contaminated other ingredients. This is truly medicine in the form of a dish.

  • ‘Turmeric’ contains curcumin which helps the body’s immunity function effectively.*
  • ‘Galangal’ helps prevent allergic reactions, is an anti-inflammatory and fights off bacteria and viruses.**
  • ‘Shallots’ prevent inflammation and fight off bacteria and viruses.***
  • ‘Kaffir lime leaves’ have antioxidant properties.


  • minced pork 150 gr
  • kao gling curry paste 25 gr
  • red chili 2 gr
  • green pepper corn 2 gr
  • kaffir lime leaf 1 gr
  • shrimp paste 15 gr
  • palm sugar 5 gr
  • vegetables oil 15 gr


Stir-fry the Kua Gling curry paste until it releases an aroma and then add the the shrimp paste and palm sugar.

Add the minced pork and stir-fry until cooked through.

Add the young peppercorns, chili and kaffir lime leaves.

Stir-fry until mixed consistently and serve.

*Susan J. Hewlings and Douglas S. Kalman, Curcumin: A Review of Its’ Effects on Human Health
**Russo M, Spagnuolo C, Tedesco, The flavonoid quercetin in disease prevention and therapy: facts and fancies. Biochem Pharmacol. 2012;83(1):6-15.***Russo M, Spagnuolo C, Tedesco, The flavonoid quercetin in disease prevention and therapy: facts and fancies. Biochem Phamacol. 2012;83(1):6-15.