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.
The measure should be based on the number of chili varieties grown in the contested countries. mexico wins hands down given that there are wild varieties that haven't even been catologed.V 87 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.
Thai food is the perfect combination of the most spicy with the most flavorful.
Come on Thai people have spicy food every single day
We can have a competition with chilli broV 16 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.
Number 1 why does everybpdy think its indiansV 35 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.
Thai india above indonesia? mexico, no clue about mexico. haha this is just popularity contest I guess.
thai and indian food nowhere close to indonesian food in therm of spiciness. never try mexican food though
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.
Unbelievably spicier than Thai food. You have to go there to try it.V 10 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.)
Sichuan hot pots, and Sichuan cuisine in general. Hunanese is also spicy too. And General Tso's, even though it's not authentic, it's Chinese influenced. - ethanmeinster
Not only Sichuan and Hunan, there's unknown places like Hubei and Guizhou that eats hell lot of spicy tooV 3 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.
Food in the USA is hot as hell. There are like a dozen sauces but all taste exactly the same. Actually they have no taste. All you can feel is the pepper burning your mouth.V 26 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.
People here likely haven't tried fire pork etc. Other than korea thai food would be spiciest.V 14 Comments
I'm from Jamaica and the food their is SPICY
The scotch bonnet peppers are everywhere! - ethanmeinsterV 2 Comments
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
Bengali food is the bestV 9 Comments
Is there's really a spicy food in Italy?
Nothing like Italian... they are not just about pizza - zuni
Spicy Italian food?
Not at all, surely the less spicy and tasty in Europe, therefore imagine in the world.
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
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 provides variety spicy food but the taste are superb delicious...V 5 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.
They have good spicy food
Woahhh Ethiopia should be wayyy higher it's so spicey
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.
Not spicy, but a perfect blend of spice and food's original taste. Tried brain masala her in Sydney, turned out to be most amazing dish I've ever had in my life.
Definitely the spiciestV 18 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..
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.
The best food in the whole wide world.
Just gotta try mo: mo's
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!V 1 Comment
Spicy tuna roll and Japanese curry. - ethanmeinster
@Ethan,Japanese curry is SWEET.
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
How could it be that lowV 1 Comment
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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