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Spicy Food in OC

irishkevbo Feb 16, 2007 09:19 AM

I am a Spicy food fanatic and am having trouble find good restaurants that will make it spicy. Everytime I go to my favorite Thai, Indian, etc it is rarely spicy enough, unless it's a bowl of Pho where I can control the heat. Any thoughts from you chili heads?

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    RoachCoach Feb 17, 2007 05:16 AM

    Have you tried a Torta Ahogada from the truck(lonchera) called Chivas Tortas. Order it con Chile if you want a little pain, you'll feel the pores contract inside your nose.

    Small photo from Register:

    Chivas Tortas
    On the corner of Fourth and Mortimer sts., (714) 235-9125. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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    1. re: RoachCoach
      irishkevbo Feb 23, 2007 02:28 PM

      Sounds good, what city?

      1. re: irishkevbo
        robgue Feb 27, 2007 10:14 PM

        the heart of santa ana

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      robgue Feb 17, 2007 08:57 PM

      absolutely. tortas ahogadas. that's were i go also.it's across the street from the northgate supermarket. make sure they fully dip it in the hot sauce, not just the regular tomato sauce or you won't get the full effect. you'll get tears running down your cheek, your face will go numb, but when it's all over you'll get the "feeling".

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        RoachCoach Feb 17, 2007 09:20 PM

        Hey robgue: do you now any good Yucatecan Habanerian Hot eats in OC?

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          robgue Feb 18, 2007 10:44 AM

          no sorry. that'd be something though. maybe someone else here would know

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          quinntran Feb 19, 2007 01:03 PM

          The Chicken Vindaloo at Bhukara in Huntington Beach is pretty lethal...... then again I may be a wuss

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            mothrpoet Feb 28, 2007 06:31 AM

            Dosa Place, a Southern Indian restaurant on Redhill in Tustin prepares very fiery and delicious cuisine. They prepare the heat to order, and I never leave without my eyes and nose running; as John Mellancamp says, "It hurts so good!"

            1. NinoHB714 Feb 28, 2007 06:45 AM

              Try some bun bo hue if you haven't already. I suggest Pho Cong Ly aka Saigon Deli and ask for it very spicy. There's a recent post on the topic.

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                kingkong5 Feb 28, 2007 11:23 AM

                I'll second that recommendation. We just ate at Pho Cong Ly on Sunday and it was great as usual. It's at the NW corner of Magnolia and Westminster, west of the KFC on the corner. Very good Bun Bo Hue there, and if you like it spicy you can add more of the red chili paste that's at the table.

              2. Das Ubergeek Feb 28, 2007 10:38 AM

                Haemul tang at a Korean place.

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                  irishkevbo Mar 2, 2007 09:59 AM

                  What is that, and where do I go to get it in OC?

                  1. re: irishkevbo
                    Das Ubergeek Mar 5, 2007 08:40 AM

                    Seafood stew, and I don't have a recommendation for you -- I just moved to OC three weeks ago. I'd say explore the Korean strip on Brookhurst, or Buena Park (Beach Blvd.)

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