Adventurous eaters typically enjoy trying many different kinds of foods. One particularly popular category of exploration is spicy foods.
If you are a brave foodie, we invite you to try some of the spiciest foods we can think of. Let’s get started!
1. Bhut Jolokia
Also goes by the name ghost peppers, Bhut Jolokia is native to India. They say it is more than 100 times as potent as jalapeño and has 10 times the kick of habañero.
Nutritionists and healthcare professionals warn that this chili pepper packs such a spicy punch that taking more than a taste could prove harmful to your health.
2. The Trinidad Scorpion
The Trinidad Scorpion is native to the Caribbean island bearing its name. According to research, this pepper contains the potency equivalent to an entire shot of law enforcement grade pepper spray.
If you are courageous enough to eat more than a few bites, you might experience numbness in the mouth, followed by blistering that could linger for up to several days.
3. Fire Noodles
Fire noodles or Bokkeum Myun are so potent that people fall on their knees immediately after consuming it.
4. Naga Chili
Native to the nation of Bangladesh, the Naga Chili is one of the spiciest peppers in the world. If you dare, eating an entire chili could lead to tongue numbness lasting for at least a full day.
Vindaloo is a meat dish native to India. It is spiced with the Indian staple flavoring, the potent curry, and Naga Chiles.
Some Indian chefs label packages of this product with a warning that reads “Volcanic Vindaloo.”
One of the most potent variations of curry, Phaal is so potent than chefs must take proper safety precautions to prepare it. The vapors from this food, which includes countless Naga Chiles, is strong enough to potentially damage the lining of your lungs.
If you are daredevil enough to cook this dish, you will need to invest in a gas mask.
7. Neva Pad Prik
Native to southeast Asian nations like Indonesia and Thailand, Neva Pad Prik is a dish made of sliced beef seasoned with ingredients like garlic and shallots. However, the primary heat provider is the scorching Bird’s-Eye pepper.
8. Sichuan Hot Pot
Popular in Mongolia and China, ingredients of this hot dish includes minced vegetables and meats. That said, what makes Sichuan Hot Pot a tongue-burning delicacy is a significant mix of onions, garlic, and the extremely hot Sichuan peppers.
9. Tom Yum
This soup is famous in Thailand. Though made of a collection of seafood, meat, and vegetables, the broth of Tom Yum is the component that earns this dish a spot on this list. It is made of Bird’s-Eye peppers.
Many culinary experts think that this is among the spiciest foods in the world.
10. Papa A La Huanvaina
Papa A La Huancaina is a type of salad native to Peru. The main ingredients are boiled potatoes, black olives, and herbs. These simple items are doused with a creamy Huancaina dressing made primarily from the exceptionally potent Amarillo peppers.
11. Suicide Chicken Wings
Popular in the United States, suicide chicken wings are given that ominous moniker because of its ingredients. They are made from a concoction of hot pepper flakes, chopped chili peppers, and Tabasco sauce. Anyone one of those ingredients is enough to warm your stomach for some time. All three together could be a lethal combination for your mouth.
Wot is an Ethiopian dish that is literally made using pounds of onions, ginger, and garlic. It also uses berbere, a powdery mix of various spices highlighted by chili peppers.
13. Griot With Sauce Ti-Malice
This Haitian dish’s main ingredient is pork shoulder. That said, what earns Griot With Sauce Ti-Malice a place on this list is its famed hot sauce. To prepare the sauce, you mix spicy pickled peppers, habanero peppers, and apple cider vinegar together. Culinary professionals suggest that this dish is amongst the spiciest in the world.
14. Jerk Chicken
A staple of Jamaican cuisine, jerk chicken, features flavorful spices like thyme, clove, and cinnamon. However, the dish also has potent ingredients like scallions, habaneros, and garlic.
You might think that a tofu dish garnished with mushrooms, garlic, and onions might be potent enough. However, kimchi, a famous Korean meal, contains a substantial amount of red chili peppers. Moreover, you usually serve the dish scorching hot, adding to the experience.
16. Wiggum Chili
Originating in the United States, Wiggum Chili is a staple meat stew with one significant exception. The primary spice for this dish is Quetzlzacatenango peppers. They are so hot that some say they could induce hallucinations to those who try them. So, eat at your own risk.
17. Otak Otak
On the surface, the main ingredients of Otak Otak seem rather harmless. These include tapioca and groundfish, which are wrapped with banana leaf to form a cake. Spices used for the dish are curry powder, a variety of potent chili peppers, and galangal, a root crop with a peppery flavor.
Otak Otak is widespread across Southeast Asia.
18. The Four Horsemen Burger
Native to the United States and labeled the hottest burger on the planet, the Four Horsemen is a patty of ground beef drenched in habanero sauce. It also contains jalapeño and serrano peppers. If you dare try this famous burger in certain restaurants that serve it, you may need to be at least 18 years old. Additionally, you must sign a waiver freeing said the establishment of any liability.
19. Saltdean Sizzler Pizza
This unique pizza is native to Brighton, England. The Saltdean Sizzler, like most standard regular pizzas, contains mozzarella and tomato sauce. However, it also contains ghost peppers, giving those staples an added kick. When you order this pizza, you may see a warning on the box.
20. Fire In Your Hole Wings
These chicken wings are famous in Sarasota, Florida. Fire In Your Hole comes with a sauce made from different types of hot peppers, including the notorious ghost pepper.
Adventurous eaters and curious foodies love to try spicy foods. If you decide to try any of these dishes, be prepared for the possibility of numb mouths, stomachaches, and other physical manifestation of that extreme kick you’d get!