Hottest Curry in DC
I've had vindaloos from a range of Indian restaurants in the DC area but am yet to find a really, really spicy one (the kind that opens all of your pores and has you desperately searching for milk).
By way of background, I'm from the north of England, so practically grew up on curry. That said, even 10 pints of lager couldnt quell the burning sensation from curries at my local establishments.
Which DC/VA restaurants serve the hottest curries? Anyone spied a phal?
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While I didn't find My Karma particularly spicy, the service was excellent. Best Indian I've had? No, but it was very good.
If you're looking for spicy curry that can be of the Thai variety, the spiciest I've ever had in DC, by far, is Suicide Curry at Spiced in Cleveland Park. I can't get beyond more than 4 or 5 bites. My boyfriend ate the whole bowl, but was sweating.
I highly recommend it.
I haven't been to Spices, but Aroma, at least the one in Shirlington does very spicy if you ask, I think they key is that you really have to ask and convey it is what you want. There is one at Farragut West, but I haven't been so I don't know if it is as good as their second location.
Thanks, ktmoomau. I went to Aroma in Shirlington last night for their chicken vindaloo; it was very tasty and somewhat spicy. To be fair, I didnt ask them to dial up the heat, but will do next time. My local is Sangham in Arlington; despite repeated asks for extra heat, the vindaloo always turns out to be pretty mild.
If you tell the people at Bombay Curry Company, just across the river in Alexandria, to make it very hot, you will get it hot. That's what I did after a few wimpy Vindaloos around town. I could barely eat it. They have a chicken dish on the menu which is hot but with a lot of flavor. Sorry blanked out on the name.
Anyway another option.