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It's Getting Hot in Here

manaloman Oct 21, 2012 06:03 PM

Hi all. I thought it would be interesting to canvas the Board to see what the hottest (or spiciest) dishes you have recently eaten in Montreal. I'm talking about the kind of heat that burns the lips, induces the sweats and instils outright fear of the consequences the next morning.

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    Shattered RE: manaloman Oct 22, 2012 06:36 AM

    Easy. McKibbin's Rim Reaper Wings.

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      artstate RE: Shattered Oct 22, 2012 01:58 PM

      So they really are THAT spicy? Good to know :)

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        afoodyear RE: artstate Oct 22, 2012 02:10 PM

        They're spicy in a way that's intended to overpower anything else that might be enjoyable about the dish, and they're quite liberally doused with the stuff. It's physically painful, really, and difficult to stomach. With that said, giv'erashot! :)

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          artstate RE: afoodyear Oct 28, 2012 02:10 PM

          Haha, will probably give it a shot this year.

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          Shattered RE: artstate Oct 22, 2012 05:54 PM

          Yep. A friend of mine ate all 12 and he was in pain all night. You have to sign a waiver and they advise certain people against it, and they aren't kidding! I love spicy food (I put chili oil in my chili and have been known to turn my pho deep red with sriracha) but now I'm afraid to try. You could watch some videos, but this description of the pain is even more vivid (pretty much exactly my friend's experience):

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            catroast RE: Shattered Oct 22, 2012 08:46 PM

            This guy pukes by the end: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/874550

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        captain_vegetable RE: manaloman Oct 22, 2012 06:56 AM

        At Cuisine Szechuan on Guy - they have these hot peppers cooked in hot pepper oil, drizzled with hot sauce. Delicious but deadly.

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          porker RE: captain_vegetable Oct 22, 2012 07:43 AM

          Yeah, I always love the moniker of fish or beef "boiled in water"...it ain't water: more of a fiery cauldron of lava with about an inch of chili oil, a few handfuls of dried peppers a coupla fistfuls of szechuan peppercorns thrown in for good measure.
          Its not a chemical burn like capsaicin extract (which I assume is an ingredient in some of the wicked wing sauces out there) but a somewhat enjoyable buildup of heat that'll have your ears ringing and head sweating.
          If you're non-Asian and want it hot, you usually have to tell the waitress that you *llike* it hot, not to hold back (they somtetimes dumb it down).

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            captain_vegetable RE: porker Oct 22, 2012 07:50 AM

            Agreed, but this dish actually consisted ENTIRELY of large fresh hot peppers. Nothing else. Nothing to dumb it down. Our order came with the usual "Are you sure?" warning and the waitress told us (afterward) that it was the hottest thing on the menu. It didn't even have peppercorns to numb the pain. I love heat. My eyes were tearing.

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              Shattered RE: captain_vegetable Oct 22, 2012 08:05 AM

              Peppers cooked in peppers. That is insane.

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                porker RE: captain_vegetable Oct 22, 2012 08:10 AM

                Ahhh OK, its not the "boiled in water" dish, but a different dish altogether.

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            unlaced RE: manaloman Oct 22, 2012 07:48 AM

            Also Cuisine Szechuan - it was a cucumber and "something" jelly salad, the sauce was made with finely crushed chillies so there was no escaping the heat. I think I managed three bites or so, it was ridiculously hot compared to their "normal" spicy dishes (fish in chillies etc)

            1. hungryann RE: manaloman Oct 22, 2012 08:56 AM

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