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Jun 2, 2011 08:16 AM

Craving something spicey in downtown boston.....

I am in the mood for some spice, willing to go as far as chinatown (I am in the west end), any suggestions? Thai, indian, whatever, just something to bring the heat? I had asked this along time ago, and ended up at a korean place next to the uptown cafe on cambridge st., but that place has changed hands, and no longer does that sort of thing. Hurry! Lunch is coming up!!!!

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  1. You could try the Asian Bistro truck at Gov't Center and slather on the sriracha or their other hot sauce. The Bon Me truck is there too and you can ask for double secret spicy on the sandwich.

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    1. re: Bob Dobalina

      i asked for "extra spicy" at bon me and it still wasn't enough

    2. New Shanghai on Hudson near Kneeland (cumin lamb, chengdu chicken, boiled beef, etc)

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      1. re: barleywino

        Seconded. Another alternative would be some great Vietnamese at Xinh Xinh slathered with hot sauce.

        Xinh Xinh
        7 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

      2. Mala broth at Q on Washington St.

        1. Ended up getting some very mediocre indian at D'Guru on Devonshire.......couldn't reccomend it, as it was just kind of blah, and too expensiver for blah at that. oh well

          D'Guru Restaurant
          185 Devonshire St, Boston, MA 02110

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          1. re: devilham

            their shrimp curry is usually good (although not terribly spicy) and their cabbage as well (which is spicier)

            1. re: barleywino

              Yep, should have listened to the board, as barleywino and emannths both seem to have very solid plans that I should have listened to, instead of running out before anyone replied.......ah well. I am intrigued by the Mala broth at Q though, robwat36, could you elaborate?

              1. re: devilham

                I got the duck with yellow curry at Siam Bistro when it first opened & it had a nice kick to it. I'm sure they'll make anything there hotter if you ask.

                Siam Bistro
                150 Pearl St, Boston, MA 02129