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Hottest / Most spicy food?

avi Jun 21, 2007 03:30 AM

Where is the most piquant restaurant food in our fair city, and which dish (es) will set off my capsium meter?

  1. Mike F Jun 21, 2007 06:18 AM

    Read this thread: http://forums.hornfans.com/php/wwwthr...

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    1. re: Mike F
      familyof3 Jun 21, 2007 06:59 AM

      Thanks for that link, I love hot!!
      The green salsa at a Taquria Arnadas in Round rock-is hot, but so flavorful!

      1. re: familyof3
        tom in austin Jun 21, 2007 07:58 AM

        That was an interesting thread.

        The Pud Cha isn't Mam's hottest thing, or at least, it wasn't several years ago. At the UT location only, they had a special that was basically six stars. Eating it first made my mouth explode with fire, and then my tongue went numb. My lips and the skin around them felt like they had been stung by wasps. My sinuses emptied, and my eyes teared up uncontrollably. By far the hottest thing that I've ever consumed in Austin.

        By comparison, the Pud Cha is a simple snack. Heck, sometimes the Pud Cha isn't even "5 star" spicey.

    2. r
      Rene Jun 21, 2007 07:04 AM

      The Tiger Cry at Satay had my hubby sweating and tearing up... and he lives for spicey!!!

      And after reviewing the menu, it's not the spiciest item:


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      1. re: Rene
        Chicago Wine Geek Jun 21, 2007 11:13 AM

        Love this thread as I love insanely hot food. Time to try Satay!

        1. re: Chicago Wine Geek
          Brian Lindauer Jun 22, 2007 06:10 AM

          Before you do that, you should know that Satay has some of the blandest Thai food I have ever eaten. I'm not just talking about heat, which I'm sure you can ask them to add. But the complex deep flavors usually found in Thai food were not there for me.

      2. j
        jwynne2000 Jun 21, 2007 11:48 AM

        This thread should help you out quite a bit on your quest: www.chowhound.com/topics/363977

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        1. re: jwynne2000
          Knoblauch Jun 21, 2007 12:14 PM

          Along the same lines, here's another on the hottest table salsa in Austin: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/362544

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