Southern Signature Thai Dish – Kua Kling
There are hundreds of Thai dishes and each dish has its own characteristics in flavor and feature. The south has a very strong flavour of food with spicy herbs, like turmeric (Curcuma longa), and tend to contain coconut milk. Turmeric is a popular spice in many Indian and Asian dishes and a critical ingredient of curry. The food of southern Thailand is noted for its sharp, intense flavors such as Kua Kling.
Kua Kling is a signature dish of the south that you must try if you are in Phuket, Samui or Krabi. It is an extremely spicy, dry curry dish like Rendang, one of the more popular Indonesians dishes in Singapore and throughout Asia. There are numerous recipes that you can try out. You can use minced pork, beef, chicken or fish at your choice. Garnish it with some finely chopped Kaffir lime leaves and served it with fresh vegetables and jasmine rice.
Kua Kling is one of my favourite Southern Thai dishes and this is a dish you just want to try again and again despite the “tongue burning sensation”. Yummy!!!
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