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Favorite Places for Spicy Food

Usually when craving spicy foods I'll wander over to El Pelon or Brown Sugar Cafe. What are your favorite places in the city to get some seriously hot food?

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  1. India Quality in Kenmore Sq. has some serious spice going on. I ordered my food medium and it was *almost* too spicy (exactly how I like it!). I've only eaten there once, though, so I'm not sure if it's always so spicy. I ordered some dish with chicken and chickpeas. Very tasty!

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    1. re: maillard

      Second! India Quality knows what spicy means. Medium almost always suffices, but I the "HOT" version of the lamb madras is absolutely my favorite.

      1. re: tamerlanenj

        Third! India Quality is the only place that gets my vindaloo hot enough without a long, drawn-out plea for spice.

    2. I nearly burned my face off one night at India Quality. Had the chicken vindaloo and made the mistake of asking for it "extra spicy." Never again!

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      1. re: hiddenboston

        Marc, I had IQ's chicken vindaloo (extra-extra spicy) again Saturday evening.

        Oh I love the pain so much...

      2. East Coast grill hell night brought my knowledge of spicy food to a new level when I went last year. The bone in chicken wings were only labeled a 2 out of 5(?), I felt they were easily more spicy than the pasta from hell.

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        1. re: mkel34

          Yeah, I can't wait until Monday. It will be my 3rd hell night. I agree that they're "bomb" system is alittle miscalibrated, as the wings are generally hotter than a lot of their other items. Last time I got the West Indes pork 3 ways, which was pretty tame, except for the sausage which definetly had its share of scotch bonnet peppers in it. I'm anxiously awaiting the pasta from hell.

          1. re: mkel34

            ooh... the bone-in wings... yes.. hot.

          2. Some of the most delicious spicy food that I have had was at be Duk Bua. Make sure to ask them to make it extra extra spicy. Last time, I was sweating during my entire meal (and I have a pretty high tolerance for spice).

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            1. re: eatanddestroy

              Dok Bua has great spice, although I've found it to be a bit incosistent. Ordering the same dish on two different trips, one dish was hellish and the other was merely very hot.

              Haven't been to Hell Night at ECG, but I've loved their chicken wings and the party beef from hell on other trips.

              1. re: DoubleMan

                I've had some very spicey meals at Dok Dua. I usually beg most Thai places around here to make things extra spicey, thinking it will at least get me to a medium. I wouldn't make that mistake here. My friend, who had just returned from Thailand, told our waitress to make his dish "kick my ass spicey"... I asked for medium. I had a good sweat going, but loved my dish. He, on the other hand, couldnt finish his meal and was beat red in the face.

                1. re: Ali G

                  Oh good Lord...your friend was beat in the face? What terrible service. :)

            2. Sichuan garden in Brookline has an incindiary chicken with chiles dish -- too hot for me. And the chili pork at Floating Rock will make you cry. In a good way.

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              1. re: yumyum

                Also Mary Cheung's in Central Square has some items with a serious kick.

                1. re: Alcachofa

                  Yeah, the Suan la Chow Show rocks! If that doesn't make you sweat, I don't know what will.