Countries With the Spiciest Foodethanmeinster
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Amazingly good and so well balanced -- you can still discern flavor through the "HOT" -- my favorite food in the WORLD -- comparing Indian food to anything else is like comparing Mozart to "elevator music"
I have always loved spicy food as well as Indian food. Over the years I have gotten to know quite a few Indians (friends and colleagues) and there have been many meals with many peppers which now have tempered my palate with awesome flavors. Now the only problem is that I have to convince new Indian restaurant establishments that I want the food super spicy. Often times they look at me, as Caucasian man, and pre-judge me as having tender taste buds and give me mild to medium so normally it takes me a visit or two to convince them.
I once went to an Indian restaurant in foreign. I'm an Indian and really young. People say all the food in Indian restaurants is mostly spicy except the sweets. They are not actually we eat such stuff all the time we don't consider it spicy everyone in the country eats it. The food we consider spicy will bring tears to our eyes we eat them cause they taste good. In other nations u eat food which is nothing like spicy so u feel our common everyday food spicy but really 5 year olds will eat it easily.
Just go to a Southern Indian restaurant and try Hyderabadi BiryaniV 133 Comments
Thai love spicy food. My family is Thai and we have chili plants inside the house. Every single restaurant in Thailand serves spicy food.
Come on Thai people have spicy food every single day
Thai food is the perfect combination of the most spicy with the most flavorful.
I think they have chilli every mealV 30 Comments
Everything, I mean everything we mexicans eat in every single place HAS TO HAVE chile! A food without salsa and tortillas is rare. Peppers are foundation of our cuisine and I believe Mexico has to be in first place. Many people under qualify Mexico in this list because they have been served chile in lower doses because it's not their favorite part of eating. In change, Mexicans eat because we love spicy, and boy some eat shocking amounts of chile in their food you can tell by how sometimes they sweat. Even little children love spicy, I mean really spicy candy and snacks
The most spiciest thing I have ever tried is Mexican food. Sriracha sauce is not spicy at all, Mexican salsas on the other hand are really spicy it burn your mouth for hours. Indian food is not even that spicy in comparison, I know someone who ate both Indian and Mexican food, and said the spiciest thing they tasted is Mexican, this should be number 1. The only reason India is number 1 is because the food has a lot of taste, but when it comes to burning, Mexico beats it. I have known people who tried both and said Mexican food is spicier. I am used to spicy food, so no problem for me.
Mexicans are used to having chile, or salsa, or some hot dip or something, anything that adds hotness to whatever they're eating. They even add powdered chile to their ice cream, this is nuts. No matter what they're eating they'll want it spicy.
When they're snacking things like crisps/chips or fruit it's very normal to completely drown what they're eating in some hot sauce like Valentina (either the yellow or the unbearably hot black Valentina) and continue like it's no big deal.
Tabasco, habanera, chile serrano, etc; these are child's play to them. Most of my Mexican friends remain completely unfazed by things like wasabi.
I'm always seeking the hottest food possible, and the hottest I had was while I was in Mexico. I can eat Thai Chiles all day, they just don't have the same heat as the Habaneros that get used in Mexico. However, I will say that Mexican food in the US rarely has the type of heat authentic to much of Mexico.V 49 Comments
Sichuan foods are extremely spicy. The one who wrote it definitely know nothing about Sichuan foods. Compared with Korean Kimchi? It's just ridiculous. come on...
I have been to Sichuan, and their foods are way spicier than anything that's made in any of these other countries. All the other countries on this list are a joke compared to Sichuan food. (Sichuan is a province in China.)
Carolina reapers come from China. Need I say more? - Gminus
I have traveled a lot,and trust me,the food in Sichuan province of China,you would be dying after eat their food if you’re not a Sichuan native!V 6 Comments
Come on. How does america top Indonesia in spicy food. They think their "spicy" food is spicy because they can't withstand the spice. Indonesia puts everything with chili. EVERYTHING. EVEN THE DESSERT IS PACK WITH CHILI
The only reason Indonesia isn't higher on this list is because the cuisine is not well known like Mexican, Thai, or Indian cuisines. But if you have been to Indonesia, you know that they love heat. I had an Indonesian shrimp curry once that was the hottest thing I've ever eaten. How hot is Indonesian food? An Indonesian would probably answer, "not hot enough! "
As an Indonesian who have lived in Bangkok for a year, I can confidently say I've never find thai food spicy at all. Even when we go to thai restaurant and requested our thai friend to ask the chef to make it very very spicy yet still we were utterly disappointed.
In daily life indonesian put chilli in every meal, they just can't eat without sambal. I've tasted mexican and thai cuisine often but I don't think it was hot enough like indonesian cuisine.V 46 Comments
My first experience with Sri Lankan food was extreme with regards to how spicy it was. I am quite comfortable eating Mexican, Peruvian, Thai and Indian food but this was on another level.
Seriously speaking! If you eat some of Sri Lankan foods. You feel that Indian food is candy.
Sri Lankan food are HOT with pepper not like Indian food with different other spices.
I thing Sri Lanka food is hottest.V 27 Comments
Best food I've ever tried. Explosions of flavours within every meal. I remember eating Guavas here once, but as always, people here need something to boost up the taste, so they added this special type of chilli. Ever since, Guava has been my favourite fruit.
Once I ate fruit salad with LOTS of black pepper and maybe some other hot things. EDIT: tried to eat. - Metal_Treasure
The mixture of chili, garlic, ginger, cumin and so more...
They make the most diversified food in the world
Which will explode the taste buds for sure
"They make the best Kacchi Biriyani in world, even better than India and Pakistan! "V 14 Comments
Who said that Korean foods are extremely spicy. There's only a few Korean foods are actually considered spicy. Most western and American just can't eat spicy foods, so they think those foods are extremely spicy for them. They are not! Well, maybe some of them, a little bit. Their chillies and chilly powder are just not spicy at all. Superficial people saying that Korean foods are EXTREMELY spicy.
Americans and Westerns don't usually eat spicy stuff, so they're not used to it. Asians like me start to eat spice at the age of five...But us Asians aren't used to sweet stuff either. I like cream tarts and stuff like that though. Yummy! - Aquastar_of_DewClan
Kimchi is a staple food here, and it is basically cucumber, radish, or cabbage pickled in spicy chili sauce. - ethanmeinster
Fire noodlesV 22 Comments
Is there's really a spicy food in Italy?
Spicy Italian food?
Not at all, surely the less spicy and tasty in Europe, therefore imagine in the world.
Have you tried spice itself? It taste AWESOME! I'm being sarcastic. Spice is good for Italian food more than anything else.
To be more specific, the Calabria region. That's the real Italian hub of spicy meals, like 'nduja, soppressata, sardella, and tons of chili pepper in any dishV 9 Comments
Is this a joke
America with spicy food? REALLY? What a joke
To the people saying there are no spicy cuisines in the USA must have only ate a McDonald's hamburger and thought that was the only food we eat. We have Midwest, New England style cooking. We have Southern cooking and Soul Food, Cajun and Tex-Mex cuisines to name a few. Down south almost every restaurant has a bottle of Tabasco on the table. If you never ate Cajun Jambalaya or a bowl of Gumbo with Andouille sausage or never had a bowl of Texas 2 alarm chili you can,t say the US does not have any spicy cuisines. In the Midwest we love our brats with hot mustard " Mister Mustard Hot Mustard" that will burn your nose off or Atomic Horseradish - Extra Hot on beef will blow your head off it's so hot. We are one country with a lot of cuisines.
Traveled and most food people say is spicy there is blandV 36 Comments
Jamaica definitely has to be on this list! Scotch Bonnet pepper is the 2nd hottest pepper in the world!
I'm from Jamaica and the food their is SPICY
The scotch bonnet peppers are everywhere! - ethanmeinster
Spicy spicy spicy oww. cool. - Aquastar_of_DewClanV 4 Comments
Japanese food really isn't that spicy! Even their curry is more of sweet than spicy! - CherylS
Don't forget about wasabi
Spicy tuna roll and Japanese curry. - ethanmeinster
OOHWEEE MAMA!V 2 Comments
Malaysia is multicultural and has foods from all over the world, a majority being foods from China, India, Korea and Thailand, countries with the spiciest food.
It's like when India meets Indonesia
There's even a specific state in Malaysia that is like a tribute to spicy food. Yeah!
Haha, We have China, India, Malay, Indonesia Spiciness and hotness Combine man. We live in a multi-cultural country. I'm sure we have the hottest food.V 10 Comments
Pakistan and India is best spicy foods countries all over the world even US and other European countries say that his recipes is best spicy in the world but in this list India is in first and Pakistan in 20 this is wrong arrangement.
Found Indian and Mexican food tasteless compared to Pakistani spicy foodstuff
I"ve known pakistani families that eat food that is on average too spicy for me, and I can hang just about anywhere but certain locales in India. Outside these two countries I've found chili-heads that are world class, but I personally haven't found groups of people with such a everyday tolerance to "heat" - not among Chinese or Korean... definitely not the norm in Japan.
Pakistan and India are basically the same so if India is at the top Pakistan should be right next to it.V 26 Comments
Best spicy peppers
Lots of hot pepper
Chili peppers influence this small country's cuisine - ethanmeinster
Hot. No more should be said
They eat the hotest chili like its nothing
Not a lot of people venture into Genuine Ethiopian cuisine. Those who do probably know Ethiopia serves some of the spiciest foods. You'll feel it well into the next day. Its also happens to be very delicious while catering to both meat lovers and vegetarians. Note that many western restaurants typically water down the spices to make it more tolerable for the masses.
I'm honestly shocked this isn't higher. I've had Ethiopian food at a restaurant once and it was hands down some of the spiciest food that I've had in my life.
Sure, if by food you mean rocks and twigs on the side of the street...
Yes Ethiopian commonly use hot chilly, red pepper, various spices for daily meal preparation.V 2 Comments
I used to think Indian food is the spiciest, then I went to Nepal on a trip. OH-MY-GOD! Nepali food is extremely spicy and extremely tasty. It's the kind of spiciness that makes one sweat profusely, yet you cannot stop eating.
In a family were I stayed was friendly as well they cooked really mouth burning food, even now I can remember the struggle that I had but the combination of spicy food was almost thumps up..
I am from Nepal and We always eat spicy. At my home we usually put 2-3 spoon of red chili powder and its like wow fiery Spicy. I think Nepal should be in number 1 and more spicy then any country.
You should try Newari and Thakali cuisine my god they are life of Food in Nepal. Most spicy and hot.V 14 Comments
They do not like anything spicy
The reports are unconfirmed at this point, but it appears we have a new "hottest pepper in the world". It's name is Quetzalacatenango, but in an effort to make it more marketable, it is being dubbed the Guatemalan Insanity Pepper. Rumor has it that this one is hot enough to cause hallucinations (This is what I found but there are those that believe the pepper originally came from India)
You have been fooled 😂 that's only a pepper from Simpson 😁
Philippines has little bit spicy but they had lots of good spicy food!
There are provinces in the Philippines with people could not eat better without chilies.
The Bicol Express and other soups from the Philippines can be like Thai curries. - ethanmeinster
Filipinos loves spicy foods
Like almost every food has chili in it
Nigeria has one of the spicy food in the world
Nigeria has the most spicy food in the world, there is no Nigerian dish without pepper and spices.
My nigerian friend eat a lot of spicy deck...
Nigeria produces and consumes peper in large quantity.The 3 major languages (Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba) have varieties of food that prepared using pepper soup or condiment.V 2 Comments
Many British style curries (or rather Anlgo-Indian) that have been heavily influenced by traditional Indian recipes are very hot. Dishes like Vindaloo or Phall are particularly hot (although they vary from restaurant to restaurant). Chilli festivals are relatively common here and until very recently, the Dorset Naga was the world record holder for the hottest chilli. There are plenty of places to eat out that offer hot food challenges as part of their menu (a recent American tradition I think). We may not traditionally have the hottest food in the world, but the the British high-street is full of many different cultural dishes, that the British people love alongside a good mug of ale!
We love spicy! Pepper sauce on everything! We are not shy when it comes to other cuisines and we have some amazing Asian restaurants! Love Indian food!
Indian curries have become really popular in Britain. - ethanmeinster
What! I live in United Kingdom and my food isn't spicy!V 2 Comments
I'm Hungarian. I really like very hot food, like many people here.
How can Peru not be any higher? It's difficult to find a home that doesn't have chilies as part of their daily eating regimen. Charapitas a tiny chili from the Amazon is right up there with any other.
This country should be top 5 best food in the world.
This is a joke, you think Trinidad have the hottest pepper for no reason and pepper sauce, pepper go on every thing, just go there and eat a doubles with pepper at the air port, you are going to fly right back to your country after. Serious!
It's essentially Afro-Indian hybrid cuisine. Some of the spiciest dishes in the world come from Trinidad and that's because some of the spiciest peppers in the world are located there. Definitely a must try!
Word. Let them know the real pepper crew from trindad
Went to T&T for a couple weeks, and asked for their pepper sauce first meal. Very hot, but with a great flavor. I ate it on most things. Matouk's sauces I can get sometimes, couple of tablespoons will make any soup dance a calypso on yuh tounge.
All I can say is the food is so spicy. Most times my eyes end up getting watery. But this spicy is good type of spicy.
The food is amazing. It's not only so tasty but it is full of 'African' spices. The pepper used is really hot but is worth the cups of water or milk.
The food,especially there jollof rice ( a type of African rice) and other local dishes,have a lot of pepper that enhances the taste of the food while keeping it at the highest level of hot.V 1 Comment
EXTREMELY Spicy food in Megrelia (region in western Georgia). Their food will make you cry (and it is also very tasty, by the way).
It's almost Chili so - Hampus
Anyone who has been to an Eritrean restaurant or who visited Eritrea would be surprised to see it is not at the top list because our food is really spicy and hot. Every dish is made with hot chilli powder, garlic, hot green chilli so many other spices. The taste of zigni (tradition Eritrean dish) with ingera( traditional Eritrea flat bread) is heavenly. If you want milder dish with lots of spices go for SHIRO.
Nah, Iranian food isn't really spicy...but how did Grece and UK get that high positions?
Arabic food is very spicy and it has the best taste. In Saudi Arabia they have a native spice called sumac which comes in two forms. The first one is a very mild very flavorful spice and the second form of sumac is so spicy it is without doubt the spiciest spice in the world, and it is native to Arabia.
No spicy thing in cambodia
We have spicy foods too!
Food is spicy
Germany, has all the spicy sausages, and even some curry (not like the Indian or Thai kind though) - ethanmeinster
They have probably the best chocolate
Ghost Peppers SO SPICE!
It's of course not the spiciest food but so tasty and gastronomy, we all like and we also all love.
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