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Aug 24, 2010 12:34 PM

Spicy challenges

Hello. I am looking for any and all spicy food challenges anywhere in the New England area. I've attended Hell night at East coast grill, completed the wings from hell at Rick's Roadhouse in Providence, and tonight I will attempt the wings at Bistro 44 in Bedford. I am looking for any additional challenges. Thanks.

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    1. Try the Ma La broth at Little Q Hotpot in Arlington.

      6 Replies
      1. re: StriperGuy

        With all due respect to you, StriperGuy, it wasn't actually all that spicy, if spicy is your thing. My singaporean dining companion, on the other hand, had GI upset for several days. I didn't take it home and let it sit, however.

        1. re: tdaaa

          Hmmmm, did you let it simmer on the table for a while. By the end of dinner, 45 minutes or so, it was blazing. And I like hot. Maybe they are milding it down a bit. Next time ask for it REALLY hot.

          I took the leftover broth home, after it had sat for 4 days in my fridge steeping it was one of the spiciest things I had EVER eaten. And I can go toe to toe with almost anyone on spicy.

          1. re: StriperGuy

            I remembered your comments on the broth after a few days. I didn't actually order the broth as I was there with a native speaker and I thought I might get more spicy stuff if I kept my mouth shut. Next time I go I will ask for extra spicy.

            My DC thought it was quite authentic. My kids liked it, although they stuck to a mild broth and ate mainly corn and chicken.

          2. re: tdaaa

            yeah, i find it heavily spiced as in flavorful, but not spicy as in heat

            1. re: jgg13

              It must vary.

              When we got it back when LQ was in Qtown, it was so hot my brother was actually sweating (and that's not like him, at all). It was spicy-hot.

              I love spicy, love it. This stuff was hot. Very good and very hot.

              Lucky Arlington to have Little Q now.

              1. re: SeaSide Tomato

                When I had it after 4 days of steeping in my fridge I was in a full blown hacking coughing wheezing sweating "are you okay honey" sweat.

        2. Salads are probably not the 1st dishes to come to mind but, surprisingly, the Green Papaya Salad ( Som Tom) at Bangkok Blue, Boylston St., Boston packed heat. We asked for hot; it was probably the most ferocious I've had - 20" for the burn to ebb. We all were in tears. #2, for me, is the JinnThot (Ginger Salad) sweet & sour ginger mixed w/cabbage, crush peanut, shallot, chili,sesame seeds, crispy peas & garlic at Yoma in Allston. - mostly fresh, julienned ginger.

          Bangkok Blue
          651 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

          1. When we had our ChowDown feast at Fuloon, the chef made us a dish of FIERY chicken wings, not on the menu. But, if you call Diane (the owner) and ask her - tell her the dish that the big group from ChowHound had in January, I'm sure she'll remember - I would guess the chef could make it for you, also! be sure to tell her you want them HOT!!