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.
Their food is A-MAZ-ING!
Legit one of the best countries with the best food.
Thai love spicy food. My family is Thai and we have chili plants inside the house. Every single restaurant in Thailand serves spicy food.
Thai food is the perfect combination of the most spicy with the most flavorful.
Come on Thai people have spicy food every single day
There have very spicy food! Also they are very yummy! - David39V 24 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
In Mexico, even those who can't handle the spice still eat spicy stuff. I thought I liked spicy stuff until I tried some tacos with vegetables. It didn't even have chile but it still was spicy enough to make me cry, I don't even want to imagine how spicy their chiles are. People, if you ever go to mexico, please order your food with no chile!
Chiles and corn shape Mexico's cuisine. My mom's family is from Mexico and my dad's is from Texas. Nearly everything my cooks includes Chiles. She even makes Mole which is a chocolate Chile sauce put on meat. They even eat mangos with chili powder.
I have had been with different people from around the world sharing our cultures and stuff, but when it comes to food and more specifict "spicy food" I have to say that Mexico should and is #1 and I can guarantee it Just because an indian guy, a couple of chinese girls, some vietnamese guys, and an stubborn iranian ex girlfriend whom assure their countries has "the most spicy food ever" couldn't handle some tacos with salsa roja, verde and habanero toreado chile food. (well that is my case, I'd love spicy food and I'm an psycho ahahah)V 40 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! "
Chili is one of our top grossing commodity as almost every dish are served with them. If you really are looking for it, you will find the spiciest cuisines far more spicy than Mexicans (which are overrated by Americans). To Indian and Thai food, I would have to say they're on par, and it kinda suits ones own taste.
In Indonesia, you must have this to make your food has a good taste:
1.Sambal (can be called chili sauce)
2.Krupuk (chips, but larger)
3.Kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
5.Cabai potong (clear vinegar with sliced green or red cayenne chili)
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
Should be number 1V 5 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 did't realize how spicy Sri Lankan food is until I started living abroad.V 21 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.
Kimchi is a staple food here, and it is basically cucumber, radish, or cabbage pickled in spicy chili sauce. - ethanmeinster
Really. Korean foods are just hot not spicy.
Korean noodlesV 17 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.
Nothing like Italian... they are not just about pizza - zuni
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 8 Comments
Is this a joke
America with spicy food? REALLY? What a joke
It has no spicy-resistant people, no spicy cuisine, and no spicy trademarks. In fact, the only thing "spicy" about this non-spicy country is the Carolina Reaper, which means the US should be in the top 10 countries with the least spicy food.
I go as far as to put tons of tobasco and texas pete on my mac and cheese and eat jalepenos when I'm bored - EliHbkV 34 Comments
Spicy tuna roll and Japanese curry. - ethanmeinster
@Ethan,Japanese curry is SWEET.
Why is Japan even on this list? People are complaining that Westerners cannot handle spice. But the Japanese tolerance for spice is even less. In fact I can only think of three “spicy” foods. One is wasabi and the other is shichimi and another is Kardashian’s mustard. these are condiments and therefore optional and some Japanese don’t even use them. Traditional Japanese food is not spicy in the least. Exceptionally delicious, and some of my favorite food in the world. But spicy? Not. At. All.
“Spicy tuna roll” is a Western creation and I have never seen it in Japan. And Japanese curry is usually not spicy. I facepalmed hard that Japan was so high on this list.
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
The Vast Majority Of The Dishes Have Heat As They Grow Their Own Peppers (Scotch Bonnet)
I come here a lot and the food never dissapoints!
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
Bengali food is the best
Food stuffs are oily but tasty.According to me best tasty food in the world.V 11 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!
Malaysia is made up of 14 states, and some states do have a spicier foods than others. So yeah! If all states do have the same kind of foods, surely will be amongst top 5😂V 7 Comments
Chili peppers influence this small country's cuisine - ethanmeinsterV 2 Comments
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.
Yes Ethiopian commonly use hot chilly, red pepper, various spices for daily meal preparation.
They have good spicy foodV 1 Comment
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.
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.
Found Indian and Mexican food tasteless compared to Pakistani spicy foodstuff
If india is number 1, Pakistan has to be right next to it obviously!V 23 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.
Its like the most most spiciest food eating countryV 13 Comments
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
Philippines has little bit spicy but they had lots of good spicy food!
Philippine cuisines especially Bicol Express is spicy, Sisig, Dynamite and other Filipino dishes when tasted, makes the mouth say "ah what is in here? " Try those dishes and you'll definitely love the spicy blend. But of course, some Filipinos lessen the spicyness of the food,so they can eat the food quite well. Haha
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