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justauser May 31, 2010 08:30 AM

I love spicy food and am headed to Tokyo shortly. I am looking for suggestions for very spicy food. I love authentic Hunan and Sichuan food and if I could find some genuine places in Tokyo that would be great. My past experience is that Chinese, Thai and Indian places significantly reduce the heat of their dishes in Tokyo.

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    Nagasaki Oct 17, 2010 09:44 PM

    Googling brings up a list of what is apparently the spiciest foods in Tokyo here: http://supermerlion.com/top-10-spicie...

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      jem589 Oct 18, 2010 12:24 AM

      I'm not doubting the spiciness of that stuff, but an AKB48-themed show?

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        hello_liza Oct 22, 2010 01:09 AM

        Thanks for posting this! Might have to check out a couple of these places as I'm often in Sakuragaokacho in Shibuya. I generally don't really like it when they just throw spices into something that's not supposed to be spicy for a gimmick, though, but I suppose those kinds of things would get on TV!

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        hello_liza Jun 4, 2010 03:34 AM

        If you do a search I was asking about spicy noodles a few months ago. A ramen place was recommended (which I haven't tried yet!) Have been here for three years and I find everything here is frustratingly dulled down so if you find somewhere on your trip here, please share!

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          lost squirrel Jun 6, 2010 10:36 PM

          Yoshimura-ya in yokohama, an iekei style ramen shop, has a pretty spicy red pepper paste to add to your noodles. Most other ramen shops in this style will also have the same, or similar, red peppers.

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            Jrim Jun 13, 2010 09:25 PM

            The ramen place was Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto (http://www.moukotanmen-nakamoto.com/). They've got branches all over Tokyo, and the Hokkyoku Ramen is pretty firey.

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            lkomar May 31, 2010 07:30 PM

            Have you thought about Chen Kenichi, the Iron Chef's restaurants in Tokyo. I belive he has 3.I will be travelling to Tokyo myself in 2 weeks and was considering going to one of his restaurants. But it would be interesting to hear from locals or Tokyo regulars.

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              dingaling May 31, 2010 09:19 PM

              Most of the ethnic food here is dulled down for Japanese tastes...

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