The Best Spicy Foods That Will Take You around the World
One of the great things about spicy foods is that you can find them anywhere. Different countries have different ways of preparing them, all managing to come up with a rich, succulent dish with its own unique fiery flavors. Here are some of the most famous spicy foods from around the world that you absolutely need to try.
Kimchi Jjigae – Korea
There are many versions of Kimchi in the western world but nothing compares to the authentic Kimchi Jjigae experience in Korea. It is a stew that includes a generous mix of garlic, red chilies, scallions, tofu, mushrooms and vinegar. If you have a penchant for really fiery flavors, this is not one to miss.
Suicide Chicken Wing – USA
This is probably the spiciest version of the famous Buffalo Chicken Wings of New York. It is flavored not by one but three incredibly spicy ingredients – dried chili peppers with seeds included, Tabasco sauce, and fresh chili peppers – making it an explosion of hotness in your mouth.
Sichuan Hotpot – China
This is a famously hot Chinese stew typically served during winter. The soup contains a mixture of red chilies, garlic, oil and a generous amount of Sichuan peppercorns. If you ever visit Chongqing, China, you must not leave without getting a taste of this tongue-numbing stew.
Vindaloo – India
Indian cuisine is generally popular for being spicy but the Vindaloo is on a completely different level on its own. It stands out from the other spicy Indian food because it uses Bhut Jolokia or the ghost pepper, also known as the hottest chili in the entire world.
Creole Cau-Cau – Peru
The traditional version of this is made with tripe combined with onions, potatoes, garlic, turmeric and mint. The ingredients are boiled in a stew made extremely fiery with the Aji Amarillo, a yellow chili often used in Latin cooking.
Reading about all these scrumptious dishes can definitely make your mouth water. You can go around the world to taste the food but an easier way would be to simply drive over to the Spicy Bites food festival this summer! Guaranteed to be one of the hottest and most exciting Toronto food festivals ever, Spicy Bites will take you on a gastronomical journey around the world that you will never forget.