These Super Spicy Dishes Around The World Will Leave You Needing All Of The Milk
If you’re someone who enjoys sweating bullets, tearing up uncontrollably and losing feeling in your face on occasion, then it might be time to take a tour of the world’s spiciest foods. And man have we got the list of hot spots for you. But fair warning: You’re going to want to tote around a portable jug of milk to help your poor taste buds recover from these fiery dishes.
1. Otak Otak
This spicy fish cake is made of tapioca starch, leek, dried chilies and all kinds of spices. You’ll see it wrapped in a banana leaf and served with rice.
2. Vindaloo Pork
Vindaloo is an Indian curry dish that’s popular in Goa, Konkan and other regions of India. Vindaloo is often made with pork that’s marinated in palm vinegar, garlic, dried chili peppers and spices. This is one of the hottest Indian curry dishes out there.
3. Sichuan Hot Pot
One of the most well-known styles of hot pot is the Chongqing hot pot má là, which means “numb and spicy.” Sichuan peppers are added to the broth to make it all kinds of fiery. This dish is perfect for those colder months when you kind of wish your entire body was engulfed in flames.
4. Phaal Curry
One of the spiciest curries in the world, Phaal is a British-Asian curry made with scotch bonnet or habanero peppers, tomatoes and ginger. Phaal beats Vindaloo on the spicy scale any day of the week.
5. Lo Bok With Sichuan Peppercorns
This coleslaw-style salad is sweet, spicy and crunchy, and it goes well with anything fried. Lo Bok is made with Sichuan peppercorns and fresh red chilies.
6. Neua Pad Prik
Popular in Thailand and Indonesia, this stir-fried beef dish is pretty simple but makes up for it in spiciness. It’s a combination of sliced beef, herbs, shallots, basil, garlic and birds-eye chili peppers.
7. Papa A La Huancaína
Papa a la Huancaína is a Peruvian appetizer with yellow potatoes in a spicy, cream sauce. It’s served cold over lettuce and garnished with black olives, white corn kernels and hard-boiled eggs. The spicy Huancaína sauce is made of queso fresco, vegetable oil, yellow Peruvian peppers, evaporated milk and salt.
8. Tom Yum
This Thai hot and sour soup is made of fragrant spices and herbs. The broth has lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce and crushed chili peppers. The spiciness level of tom yum soup can vary depending on where you get it, so be prepared.
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