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Nov 30, 2010 09:38 AM

Craving SPICY

I've got a hankering for some really spicy food. Like what Anthony Bourdain eats while in the Schezuan province. I automatically think Schezuan (any good recommendations locally...Eastside preferred) or some savory Korean tofu soup.

Any other recommendations for different kinds of cuisine that can bring the heat, and where to find them?

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  1. Spiced in Old. Bellevue. Hands DOWN. I loved it.

    That's my recent review on it. My face was literally tingling, as if bee-stung. I haven't had Sichuan like this before!


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    1. re: Joishii

      Spiced is a good call. (although, I'll be picky and note that it is no where close to Old Bellevue)

      I think of Thai when I think spicy and Noodle Boat has been pretty good about upping their spices when I ask for hot dishes.

      Also, outside of the Asian realm. Pecos Pit's Hot BBQ is one of the hotter one's I had.

      Noodle Boat
      700 NW Gilman Blvd Ste E104B, Issaquah, WA 98027

    2. Bun bo hue from Vietnamese places are usually pretty nice this time of the year. Or in places that don't serve that, just loading up a bowl of pho with the peppers and hot chili oil is a good quick fix.

      Second Noodle Boat for the appropriate amount of fire. Spice Route also.

      1. Thai Curry Simple offers both a wicked chili oil as well as the traditional prik nam pla at the table to adjust the heat level on any of their dishes. (They do not come out of the kitchen bland, mind you, but adding chilies to taste at the table is the Thai norm to my understanding and I enjoy it.)

        Spiced is a very good call as well.

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        1. re: terrier

          Do any good pizza joints serve the hot pepper oil one gets all over France and Italy? I really love it on my pizza.

          1. re: RandyB

            The Right Spot in Fife serves a pizza called "The Flamethrower." This pizza is nuclear hot and should quell any spicy cravings. Be forewarned, this is the type of heat normally not found in this region.

            1. re: Leper

              Spiced is appropriate, and so is Bamboo Garden if you order the "wild side" dishes and specify that you want extra ma la.

              Spice Room in Columbia City makes Thai dishes where the "2 star" is the equivalent of a standard Seattle "4 star". I bet they'd really jolt you if you showed some enthusiasm.

              For Korean soon dobu, I much enjoy Seoul Hot Pot, and I have had some really good November-cure stews there.

              Bamboo Garden
              202 106th Pl NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

              Seoul Hot Pot
              2560 152nd Ave NE Ste N, Redmond, WA 98052

              1. re: Leper

                That sounds interesting but really far! In Mukilteo at Diamond Knot Brewery they have an amazing pizza called the Texas Chainsaw that is the hottest pizza I have had but that one sounds good. DK's uses really hot cajun sausage and jalepenos w/ spicy cheese, no hot pepper oil that I know of.

                Diamond Knot Brewing Company
                621 Front St, Mukilteo, WA 98275

              2. re: RandyB

                I don't know if its the same, but upon request, Delancey brings out killer awesome chili oil. Also pickled banana peppers, amazing.

                1415 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117