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Spiciest Dish? (Any Cuisine)

romanusfatuus Dec 6, 2008 11:53 PM

What is the spiciest possible dish that any of the outer-4 boroughs have to offer, and where can I find it? It may be of any cuisine, but

1) it must not contain mushrooms, olives, or anything from the sea;
1) it must not contain alcohol; and
2) it must not contain meat that is slaughtered ritualistically or religiously (Kosher, Halal, etc.)

My apologies for being picky :)

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    citygrrl2000 RE: ajs42548 Dec 7, 2008 11:20 AM

    Cumin Beef at the Grand Sichuan Restaurant in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Strips of beef dusted with cumin and other spices and deep fried. Add the shredded potatoes with hot pepper and vinegar they have and your mouth will most certainly be on fire.

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      merrymc RE: citygrrl2000 Dec 9, 2008 02:47 PM

      The cumin beef at Grand Sichuan is one of the tastiest things I have ever eaten. You will not regret it.

    2. NYJewboy RE: romanusfatuus Dec 7, 2008 12:47 PM

      Either the jungle curry at Sri or the chicken phaal at Chola (even though Chola is Manhattan).

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        JFores RE: romanusfatuus Dec 7, 2008 01:11 PM

        The chicken tom yum soup at Chao Thai ordered very very very spicy is just about the hottest thing you'll ever consume in the US.

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          romanusfatuus RE: romanusfatuus Dec 7, 2008 01:19 PM

          I'm seeking something preferably above 350,000 SHU.

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            PaMa RE: romanusfatuus Dec 7, 2008 05:03 PM

            Go to Minnie Shabu at Flushing (136-17 38th Ave) and ask for the spicy soup stock. When the waitress comes with a stainless steel canister with the laddle, ask for two laddles. Then add the cabbage into the soup stock and have plenty of cold beverage at hand. Eat the cabbage when it is fully soft and has absorbed all the spicy liquid. I grown habaneros. I eat habaneros. This stuff is as close to that torturous heat. You won't feel it with the meat, only the cabbage. Nothing else absorbs the spice like the cabbage. Highly recommend you order a Taro milkshake with that meal. Is the only thing that will cool your palate.

          2. The Chowhound Team RE: romanusfatuus Dec 7, 2008 01:32 PM

            Hi folks-

            Just a reminder, the OP is asking for recommendations on restaurants where he will find the spiciest dishes, not generic examples of what you would consider spicy food, so we have had to remove some of the out of scope replies.

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