The World’s Top 25 Spiciest Foods
Do you like spicy food? Do you enjoy experiencing the extreme limits of culinary art? Then you’ll love these twenty-five of the world’s spiciest dishes. Have you tried one of these fiery dishes and survived? Tell us about it in the comments
25. Thai Pepper Steak (Neua Pad Prik) This spicy dish is much easier than most dishes of its kind. To make Thai pepper steak, the chef simply throws a few pieces of beef into a pot and season them with herbs, shallots, basil and garlic before adding Bird’s Eye Chili, which is the main ingredient. This dish is the most famous in Asia, especially in Thailand and Indonesia.
24. Sichuan Hot-Pot Sichuan hot-pot is a popular dish in Mongolia and China, but the hot-pot in these countries does not compare to Sichuan. This dish includes a scalding hot broth that’s loaded with garlic, onions, and Sichuan peppers mixed with raw cuts of meat and vegetables.
23. Vindaloo Pork
Vindaloo pork is a spicy Indian dish that includes many spices and strong flavors. Vindaloo Pork, considered one of the spiciest dishes in the world, was first introduced to Goa by the Portuguese and consisted of pork marinated in red wine, peppers and garlic but the Indians eventually took it over and enriched the dish with a curry. What makes this dish so spicy is the unimaginable amount of “ghost peppers” (Bhut Jolokia), the hottest chili pepper in the world.
22. Phaal Curry Eating something as spicy as Phaal Curry is certainly a task not everyone can handle. Known as the spiciest curry in the world, this dish is so spicy that restaurants that serve it give a certificate of recognition to customers who have finished an entire bowl of this curry. This dish contains about 10 different types of peppers, including “ghost peppers,” the world’s hottest chili pepper.
21. Tom Yum Nowadays, Tom Yum, which is a sour and spicy soup from Thailand, is becoming increasingly popular as one of the spiciest dishes in the world. Anyone who tries it will certainly be captivated by its terrific aromatic flavor as well as its raw heat. This dish includes spicy chicken and seafood seasoned with Bird’s Eye Thai chili peppers.
20. Shrimp Creole Shrimp Creole is the most popular dish on the Mason-Dixon Line in the United States. This dish includes red and green peppers, tomatoes, shrimp and chicken, but it is also flavored with a huge amount of fresh chili and cayenne peppers.
19. Potatoes with Juancaina Sauce (Papa A La Huancaina) Potatoes with Juancaina Sauce, considered one of the spiciest dishes in the world, is the most popular dish in Peru, among spicy food lovers. This salad contains boiled yellow potatoes that are served cold in a creamy Juancaina sauce over greens such as lettuce and black olives. What makes this salad so spicy is the Amarillo chili pepper contained in its Juancaina sauce.
18. Lo Bok with Sichuan Peppercorns Daikon with Sichuan Peppercorns is a popular spicy salad from China. This salad is both sweet and crunchy and super spicy thanks to Bird’s Eye chili peppers, which enhance the already fiery and numbing sensation of Sichuan peppers.
17. Bibimbap with Kimchi Bibimbap with Kimchi is a spicy dish from South Korea that includes pickled cabbage and copious amounts of garlic, chili peppers, onions, and ginger. In rural areas, kimchi is usually prepared in heavy clay pots and buried in the ground to ferment for about a month.
16. Suicide Chicken Wings These favorite chicken wings from the U.S. are seasoned with a sauce called “Suicide” for a reason-they’re just so darn spicy! They’re typically dipped in a combination of mouth-scalding Tabasco sauce, chunks of cayenne pepper, and chopped chili peppers for garnish.
15. Jerk Chicken-Caribbean Not only does Jerk Chicken-Caribbean look delicious, it also tastes fabulously spicy. This dish includes almost all the best Caribbean ingredients and spices, including cloves, cinnamon, green onions, nutmeg, thyme and garlic.
14. Wat (Wot) Wat is a spicy dish from Ethiopia that is very popular among Africans. This dish is one of the African dishes cooked in the area south of the Sahara, which is known to be the hottest in the world. The dish is replete with kilos of onions and garlic, ginger and lots of ultra-spicy Berbère (Berbère) mixture, which is a mixture of dried spices and chili peppers.
13. Otak-Otak Otak, which is popular among Indonesians, Malaysians and Singaporeans, is a fish casserole that is usually served steamed or on a banana leaf cooked on the grill. This dish is so spicy because it contains large amounts of dried chili peppers mixed with minced fish, shrimp sauce, and kalgan, a root vegetable that looks just like ginger but has the flavor of pepper.
12. Griot with Sauce Ti-Malice Griot is a pork shoulder dish from Haiti that is one of the spiciest dishes not only in that region, but in the whole world. This dish is drenched in Haitian hot sauce and includes chopped bonnet or Habanero peppers, apple cider vinegar and hot pickled peppers.
11. Pork with Asparagus Beans (Pad Prik Khing) Pork with Asparagus Beans, which is a popular dish from Thailand, is made with pork, durum vegetables or seafood. This dish is considered one of the spiciest in the world because it includes Prik King curry paste, which mostly consists of spicy ginger. It contains dried red chili peppers, shrimp paste, onions, garlic and salsa.
10. Chopped Beef Curry with Turmeric (Kua Kling Phat Tha Lung) Chopped Beef Curry with Turmeric is most popular in Thailand. It is now becoming increasingly popular in Los Angeles, where it is seen as the spiciest dish available. The “spiciness” of this dish has been described as “almost unbearable.”
9. Hell Brined, Smoked and Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings at East Coast Grill This dish is known for being said to be served with a side of six bombs. These chicken wings are served with hot sauce and banana and guava ketchup, hot bonnet peppers, three liters of yellow mustard and an abundance of spices.
8. Pearl’s Fried Rice Pearl’s Fried Rice is served at Pearl Café in Florissant and is considered one of the spiciest dishes in the world today. This rice includes dried kachai peppers and lots of other spices. Of the 400 people who dared to try this rice, only 21 could finish their portion.
7. Korean Suicide Burrito A dish called the Korean Suicide Burrito, which was first introduced at John’s Snack & Deli in San Francisco, USA, is made with Chinese, Mexican and Korean peppers. A blogger who tried this dish once wrote about his horrifying experience, saying that he felt like curling up in a fetal position from the intensity of the spice in this dish.
6. Spicy Tuna Rolls At Bushido, spicy tuna rolls became popular for their incredible spiciness. In fact, they are so spicy that at a restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, this dish has become part of a challenge in which a person has to eat 10 rolls, but so far no one has succeeded.
5. Raw chili paste (Sambal Oelek) Raw chili paste, most popular in Indonesia, is one of the favorite dishes of tourists visiting the country. It is made from a variety of peppers and is used for spreading or adding to other dishes. However, it can also be eaten directly and because it contains Habanero peppers, Cayenne peppers, Bird’s Eye chili peppers and Spanish pepper, this dish is very spicy.
4. Kimchi Jjigae Kimchi Jjigae is a type of kimchi served in Korea that contains green onions, garlic, tofu, mushrooms, and lots of red chili peppers. The spiciness of this dish ranges from tolerable to tongue-burning, and it is served very hot to ensure that the customer gets a good sweat from both the spiciness and the temperature.
3. Cau-Cau Pepper (Cau-Cau) Cau-Cau pepper or yellow chili pepper is a popular dish from Peru. It is the spiciest version of a stew of rumen with potatoes from neighboring countries and is one of the main ingredients used in making Ceviche (an appetizer of raw fish in a lemon sauce) and Caus Rellan (potato casserole).
2. Huo Guo (Huo Guo roast) Huo Guo roast, which is a particularly spicy dish from China, is served hot. This spicy dish is made from a wide variety of raw ingredients such as beef, fish, tofu and vegetables and takes its spice from oil pressed from Sichuan peppers.
1. Ethiopian Beef Stew (Sik Sik Wat) Ethiopian beef stew is another Ethiopian dish made with the addition of chili peppers, paprika and hay fenugreek, which is used to spice up chicken or beef roasts. This spice is very similar to red pepper paste and can be used to put on a spongy pancake known as Injera.
The world’s spiciest dishes
Today we invite to the table all those who are bored with unleavened cuisine. Here are the ten spiciest dishes in the world.
Burning spices are traditional for the cuisines of the East. In hot climates, spices help to preserve food longer, and also help to fight some pathogens of intestinal infections. There are many fans of spicy food among the Europeans and Americans. By the way, it was the American Wilbur Scoville proposed a scale to measure the spiciness of food.
For comparison, the classical Tabasco sauce is estimated at 600-800 scovilles, and Tabasco Abanero, which is included in our top ten, is 5,000 to 7,000 scovilles.
Among Koreans, this dish is considered one of the indispensable attributes of any meal. It is believed that its moderate consumption helps burn fat. Kimchi is made from sauerkraut, mostly Beijing cabbage, seasoned with red pepper, ginger, garlic, and red pepper. It is also used as a cure for colds.
9. Mama Africa
These South African sauces are made from chili peppers, onions, garlic, carrots and green peppers with the addition of many spices: coriander, basil, oregano, ginger and mint. In comparison with Mama Africa famous Tabasco sauce seems unusually bland. The sophisticated connoisseurs of spicy food do not recommend even sniffing this African sauce from a close distance without preparation.
The traditional dish of North Africa and the Middle East is cooked differently, so in addition to the spicy varieties there are ordinary and even sweet versions. However, for example, couscous with lamb is traditionally cooked with lots of spices. A properly cooked dish should burn the palate and tongue.
This kind of curry is very popular among fans of spicy food. There are 10 types of peppers in phaal, the most important of which is Bhut Yolokia, which is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for its spiciness. By the way, phaal is often ordered by Europeans and Americans who want a taste of truly spicy oriental cuisine.
6. Tabasco Habanero Sauce
This sauce is popular in Caribbean, Mexican and African cuisines. What makes this sauce different from the classic Tabasco is the presence of the spicy habanero pepper. By the way, our compatriots who tried the sauce quickly made a recipe of warming pepper vodka: a drop of Tabasco Habanero for a shot of vodka.
5. Shameful Hot Pot.
This Chinese dish can be sampled in some restaurants. It is believed to have once been an attribute of one of the sadistic rituals in medieval China. Normally you need only a tiny portion of “pot” to give you stomach cramps.
4. Bollywood Burner
This dish is served in a British restaurant. It’s not on the menu – they only serve it by special order. The dish consists of lamb, rice and 20 chilli peppers of the hot Naga Infinity variety.
3. Australian Chili
In their attempts to surpass the spiciness of oriental cuisine, Australians have gone almost to the point of absurdity. A teaspoon of Australian chili would make even a large bowl of boiled rice unbearably hot. But that fact didn’t stop two desperate Australians from tasting the sauce in its pure form. The experiment ended in hallucinations and gastric lavage.
2: Mexican Watermelon
Mexicans love watermelon in its pristine form, but after some simple preparations the sweet fruit becomes an incredibly savory dish. The flesh is sprinkled with salt, lime juice and a generous dusting of pepper. Not every tourist finds the strength to try this delicacy.
1. Chicken wings “Hot Suicide”.
The name of this original dish can be translated as “Burning suicide”. This delicacy is served in one of Chicago’s restaurants. Before tasting this delicacy, visitors sign a document stating that they have no claims against the establishment due to possible health complications. The world’s spiciest chicken wings are served with white bread and sour cream, which is considered a good “antidote” to all kinds of condiments.