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best spicy dish dc/md/va

i have a really bad cold. i am stuffy to the point that i can't really breathe or hear and am totally burnt out on chicken soup (sorry mom!).

my only respite so far came tonight--the spicy pork at shanghai tea house in glover park. i need new and different (and delicious!) sinus-clearing remedies, so tell me: what's your favorite spicy dish around?

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  1. Cumin lamb, beef jerky, and the chicken pepper special at Hong Kong Palace (to name just a few dishes there).

    Quite a few things at Joe's (sorry - not wanting to conquer the menu this early in the morning once again).

    Wings with 3 mile island sauce at Bungalow Billiards.

    The spicy squid salad at Thai Square!!!

    A chorizo taco (or three) with added sauce at the counter at TECC.

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    1. re: Dennis S

      hong kong palace, SO GOOD. we went tonight, had the chicken pepper special, the ma po tofu and the snow pea shoots. next time hope to try the cumin lamb and beef jerky. those crunchy peppers stuffed with sesame/peanut goodness are off the hook!

      1. re: homesmax

        glad to know the chicken pepper special is back. those snow pea shoots are so wonderful. cumin lamb is good, too -- but not "hot".

        i bought some fresh to re-create the dish. they are a pain to clean, de-stem..... it is *well* worth the money to get them at hkp, imo.

        1. re: homesmax

          are the tiger skin peppers the same thing as the "peanutty-flavor-stuffed-pepper" things with that special chicken dish?

          1. re: alkapal

            No, the tiger skin peppers are nothing but a big pile of perfectly cooked, exceptionally hot, peppers. The skins are blistered to give them a stripey, tigerish look. Make sure you have a fresh bottle of ice cold beer at the ready!

      2. chili basil fried rice and red curry roast pork at Rabieng...shrimp with lemongrass and chilies at Huong Viet...drunken noodles anywhere...The Philly with lots and lots of extra hot peppers at the italian store...channa masala at delhi club (moderately spicy but sooo good)....dan dan noodles at HKP (also only moderately spicy)...mixed saltena from la caraquena doused with salsa verde....

        1. suicide curry at Spices.

          It's what my boyfriend's dreams are made of. I can tolerate it, but personally don't like the flavor as much as other stuff....but he loves it.

          and it's INCREDIBLY hot. The first time he had it, the waitress said, "first time? Good luck!"

          1. For something different than other suggestions so far, how about the Fire and Smoke pizza at Matchbox. Really spicy sauce and smoked gouda is a great combo.

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            1. re: chaussonauxpommes

              Good idea - that pizza is wonderful.

              Also, at Indique Heights, the lamb vindaloo.

            2. The Floating Market Noodle Soup at Nava Thai in Wheaton will make you sweat so much you will actually lose weight eating this soup.