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spicy food LA

In LA for a month and looking for spicy food recommendations - any type of food but I am most interested in spice. Not necessarily one type of hot sauce that will sear your taste buds but a spice that will do so and provide the buds with a multi-media experience.

Here's what I'm looking for mostly but any recommended places are welcome:

vindaloo
thai
chinese
mexican
chicken wings

I am staying in the Westwood area but will travel for the goods.

Thank you LA

Stan Goldsmith
san diego food blog
http://www.sandiegofoodblog.com

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  1. try awash restaurant and/ or meals by genet for ethiopian food.
    tell them that you want the food really spicy.

    awash
    5990 1/2 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles 90035 At Steams Dr Phone: 323-939-3233

    meals by genet (check their schedule, i believe closed for lunch and closed on mondays and tuesdays)
    1053 S. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90019 USA :: Tel: (323) 938-9304

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    1. re: westsidegal

      Westsidegal is correct. They are closed for lunch and on Mondays and Tuesdays.

    2. Spicy stuff that I've recently run into is the Thai food at Jitlada in Hollywood.

      The spiciest ramen joint is supposed to be Orochon downtown.

      For me, I usually also get my spice fix at Chili My Soul in Encino.

      Most any Korean joint will be able to accomodate your spice needs also.

      1. Orochon in Little Tokoyo. They put your picture on the wall if you can eat their hottest soup in 30 minutes or less.

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        1. re: Henry2054

          orochon ramen, special 2 is the spiciest level option

        2. for vindaloo that's really hot, try Nawab of India on Wilshire
          for thai, sanamluang, sapp (spicy boat noodles), ruen pair, and jitlada thai
          for wings, Kruang Tedd (only at lunch), Hot Wings Cafe (sorry, Glendale), Ye Rustic Inn (Los Feliz), Hot Wings on Melrose, and Furaibo (Japanese style)
          for Mexican, so many choices, but I've kept this link http://www.chowhound.com/topics/36136... and would add Guelaguetza to his list

          1. On the Thai front, in addition to the places already mentioned, Krua Thai in North Hollywood. Tell them that you really mean it when you say you want spicy. The southern Thai menu at Jitlada (the subject of some recent threads) apparently also packs a real wallop.

            Although you did not ask for chili, the chilis at Chili My Soul in Encino fit your description. They have 30 or so different chilis, and 10-12 at any one time. You can taste all the chilis that they have for the day. On the website < www.chilimysoul.com > you can see what they offer and their lists of each days available chili. The chilis are rated on a scale of 1-10 with Demon being a 10+. You can also have them add habanero powder to any chili to take it higher on the scoville scale. I often do that with Chicken Royale or Santa Fe, because I love the flavors, but they are not very spicy. I also like the Durango (7), Gunslinger (8), Curry Chicken (7), and will get Demon when I'm in the mood for something blistering.