Countries With the Spiciest Food

The Top Ten

India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

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.

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 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.

Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

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

Its about who has the spiciest food in their everyday dishes. Anyone can just toss a bunch of peppers on a dish and say they have the spiciest food but they rarely ever eat it like that. Thais incorporate extremely spicy flavor in everyday dishes and eat them consistently.

Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

Mexico uses chili peppers as the base of their cuisine, so it is a bit obvious that Mexican food is extremely spicy

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.

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.

China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, ...read more.

China is the world's largest grower and consumer of chillies. The average every Chinese eats about 22 kilos chillies per year. There are thousands of cuisines about chillies in China. There's no such a country can eat chillies like China.

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?

Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages ...read more.

As an Indonesian, I think the food is SUPER SPICY! But my friend even say Sambal Bu Rudy isn't spicy at all.

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! "

Indonesia should be number one in the list. I have traveled across the world and nothing beats Indonesian food in terms of spicy.

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

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.

Damn they put so much chili powder. It tastes like South Indian food but even a little spicier. My moms Tamil so the food of Sri Lanka is quite reminiscent.

Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

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.

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.

South Korea

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.

Not too bad, but spicy enough to have a good kick. I give it a 7/10 on the spicy scale.

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!

Kimchi is a staple food here, and it is basically cucumber, radish, or cabbage pickled in spicy chili sauce.

United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

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.

Actually some parts of the US has really spicy food, even by Indian standards. But it's certain cuisines and not all

Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

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

The Contenders

Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such ...read more.

Malaysia cooks with a lot of spicy chili peppers that are considered some of the spiciest chili peppers of the world

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!

Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

Japanese food really isn't that spicy! Even their curry is more of sweet than spicy!

Don't forget about wasabi

Spicy tuna roll and Japanese curry.

@Ethan,Japanese curry is SWEET.

Jamaica Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, consisting of the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.

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!

The scoth bonnet pepper wicked!

Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.

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...

Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are ...read more.

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.

Best spicy food ever, either meat related or vegetarian, they know how to use spices, specially punjabi and sindhi cuisine

Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

So on how to put spicy stuff in Vietnamese food

On pho : spicy sause

On fried rice :Peppers

On meat: same thing with pho

that's all I know

Vietnam had a lot of spicy peppers but very expensive.

Best spicy peppers

Lots of hot pepper

Saint Lucia Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean.
Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.

Chili peppers influence this small country's cuisine

They have a famous dish that is entirely cooked with chilli and cheese - hotter that better for them.

Hot. No more should be said

They eat the hotest chili like its nothing

Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. ...read more.

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.

Guatemala Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast.

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 πŸ˜‚ that's only a pepper from Simpson 😁

Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.
Nigeria Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall ...read more.

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

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Tunisia Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic or the Republic of Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometres.
Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

I'm Hungarian. I really like very hot food, like many people here.

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