Countries With the Spiciest Food
The Top Ten
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"
It depends where you are eating it. Indian food in India is spicy. The food served in any ither country is spiced according to their native spice levels. Tell some Indian street food vendor to make it spicy, you'll know why India is number 1 on this list
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.
This food is just spicy to a disgusting level. Granted, I was born with wimpy American taste buds
Thai love spicy food. My family is Thai and we have chili plants inside the house. Every single restaurant in Thailand serves spicy food.
My mum is thai and what she considers spicy I consider death by a chili.
Come on Thai people have spicy food every single day
Thai food is the perfect combination of the most spicy with the most flavorful.
Mexico uses chili peppers as the base of their cuisine, so it is a bit obvious that Mexican food is extremely spicy
Chilies originated in Mexico. Without Mexico there wouldn't be chilies
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
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.
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 1
Indonesia should be number one in the list. I have traveled across the world and nothing beats Indonesian food in terms of spicy.
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
Can't believe Mexico beat us in terms of spicy?!
Everything in Indonesia is spicy! Personally, I don't really like spicy foods. But Indonesia is a perfect place to test your stomach and tongue!
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! "
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.
Based on what I've tried, Sri Lanka definitely had the spiciest foods.
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.
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
We definitely have the spiciest food in the world. We love hot green chillies.
Not too bad, but spicy enough to have a good kick. I give it a 7/10 on the spicy scale.
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.
The only truly painful experience I had eating was Kimchi. My Korean suitemates seemed to take delight in how difficult it was for me and my friend to eat it.
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
Is this a joke
America with spicy food? REALLY? What a joke
Actually some parts of the US has really spicy food, even by Indian standards. But it's certain cuisines and not all
The inventor of the Carolina Reaper, the hottest pepper in the world, is from the United States. Enough said.
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.
Nothing like Italian... they are not just about pizza - zuni
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
@Ethan,Japanese curry is SWEET.
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 scoth bonnet pepper wicked!
Malaysia cooks with a lot of spicy chili peppers that are considered some of the spiciest chili peppers of the world
Come try some local food especially from the north and east coast of the peninsula, and u ll know how to enjoy and torture urself at the same time
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
Vietnam had a lot of spicy peppers but very expensive.
Best spicy peppers
Lots of hot pepper
Best spicy food ever, either meat related or vegetarian, they know how to use spices, specially punjabi and sindhi cuisine
I must say it is the top or 2nd country in the world who eat spicy food
Pakistan and India are basically the same so if India is at the top Pakistan should be right next to it.
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.
They have a famous dish that is entirely cooked with chilli and cheese - hotter that better for them.
Chili peppers influence this small country's cuisine - ethanmeinster
Hot. No more should be said
They eat the hotest chili like its nothing
Whoever did this list never have an Ethiopian food before. Ethiopian food is very spicy and delicious too even people who usually est spicy foods claims it’s too hot for them. Our food is the food of the Gods.
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...
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.
Nepalese food are very spicy and delicious. They even have spicy candies as a snack and have green chilli with every meal despite knowing the fact that there is already a chilli in the dish or meal.
I love spicy candies. I can live on that all day.
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 😁
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.
Pepper is bae. If there's no pepper in the food, its not food!
The food there are so spice
I'm Hungarian. I really like very hot food, like many people here.
Have you tried the nuclear fire instant noodles? That is my answer.
When you are so spicy you literally appear twice...
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
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
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.
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!
Out the gate Trinidad have the hottest pepper in the world (Moruga Scorpion Pepper) literally its something from the Devil's stash...pepper is used on everything from soups to rice dishes, like mango,kuchela a appetizer; souse, chow, bake and shark, doubles,roti and salted fish that's just a few but the common factor is HOT Pepper or as Trinis say Pepper Sauce..100 degrees weather and spicy foods...kidney flush while your bowels cleanse.
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
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.
Just one word. HOT!
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.
EXTREMELY Spicy food in Megrelia (region in western Georgia). Their food will make you cry (and it is also very tasty, by the way).
Nah, Iranian food isn't really spicy...but how did Grece and UK get that high positions?
Madam Jeanette pepers are HOT! Love it!
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!
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.
Piri piri, one of spicest sauces.
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.