What is Mekhala?

"Whether it’s a busy weeknight or you’re having friends over, a wholesome, scrumptious meal is just a jar of Mekhala away! "

Mekhala is a modern Asian foods brand on a mission to make yours A Better Asian Kitchen.  


Our better-for-you products are Organic, Vegan, and Gluten-free, and come in a range of exciting flavor combinations. Best of all, they’re so easy to use, you’ll be able to whip up a delicious, healthier, Asian-inspired meal every day. 


Mekhala products are:

  • Organic,
  • Gluten-free, 
  • Vegan / 100% Plant-based, 
  • Clean Label, and
  • Super easy-to-use


We are also mindful about our production practices and packaging choices because we care about our community and our planet.


Mekhala means “Goddess” in Thai. But you don’t have to be a god. Just join Mekhala on our quest for A Better Asian Kitchen. 


After all, why can’t life be delicious, easy and healthy?


Our Story

Out of our desire for quality, natural products for our families, I started Mekhala with my Thai partner Jang at her vegan retreat in Chiang Mai. When Jang passed away a short time later, I had to pivot to what I knew and loved – food. 


I grew up in a food-loving family in multicultural Singapore, where eating is a national past-time and our Hawker Culture is on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. My mother made her own sauces and pastes in a pestle and mortar with fresh Asian herbs and spices from the wet market. In our Asian home, a scrumptious home cooked meal means “I Love You”.


As a working mother, I was frustrated with the artificial additives and preservatives, and the high amounts of sugar in most Asian store-bought products, but did not have the time to cook from scratch. So I roped in my sister Diane, our Chief Sauceress, and we got busy. Together, we developed a range of clean, flavorful, and easy-to-use Asian-inspired products, honoring Jang’s memory with our vegan recipes.


Using beautiful ingredients sourced from local farmers, our female-led Thai team manufactures Mekhala’s Asian-inspired food products in our very own facility in Chiang Mai. Everything we make is organic, plant-based, clean label, and gluten and nut-free.


In each Mekhala product, not only will you experience exciting flavor combinations made from authentic Asian ingredients, you will also find a brand that cares about sustainability, inspiring and empowering women and youth, and protecting our planet.


With care and passion, our amazing team works hard every day to bring our dream to more people – A Better Asian Kitchen with delicious, wholesome, and sustainable Asian foods for you and your loved ones.


We hope you enjoy our products as much as we love making them for you.

Daphne Hedley & Diane Wong

Mekhala Co-Founders

"A Better Asian Kitchen"



We strive to minimise our environmental impact by sourcing local ingredients when possible, reducing waste, avoiding animal content and eschew the use of plastic.


We are grateful to be able to contribute with a healthier and delicious lifestyle for everyone, and therefore we genuinely show appreciation to our clients, partners and team members, and are committed to make them feel part of the Mekhala family.



Founded and run by an all-female team, Mekhala is an equal opportunity company that is committed to empowering women and youths in our local community.



At Mekhala we are committed to improving the lives around us in every way we can. Our two main active contributions are empowering and offering work opportunities to women in our facility and supporting the Schools of Hope programme students from the Burmese Shan community in Thailand.