I have posted one message under my real name Alastair but I'll get with the times and get a handle. I love spicy food and my colon is probably the worse for it. Across all food types, any good recommendations for spicy eats? I realize that there is some skill to tasty spicy, as opposed to overkill but I want to hear about both kinds. I am obviously addicted to the hots, my brain has adopted an interesting technique of substituting the soapy taste of "Thrills" gum for insane heat when I overload with chilies.
If you're interested, the only two hot sauces that I have found that are really hot are Black Widow and Dave's Insanity. My Super Bowl party was ruined when guests mistook Dave's for PC/Loblaws product.
I look forward to the tips,
If you like Dave's Insanity, have you tried Dave's Private Reserve? It comes packaged in a wooden box shaped like a coffin, and apparently it's three times as hot as Dave's Insanity. I have never seen this particular sauce in Toronto (not that I've looked for it - it would no doubt burn a hole in my stomach!), but I'm sure you can order it online.
I have tried up to 20 chilies at the Salad King. My beef about it was I thought the scale was not a literal count. It was a noodle dish and the 20 dried chilies that were present and flaked in the dish lent a very crunchy texture. I would have preferred some little bird's eye chilies, i.e. 20 chilies worth of heat. I like the food there though, even at 5 chilies they provide a nice punch. I was in Thailand for 6 months a little while ago and would regularly eat spicy Som Tam and you're right nothing beats the high provided by fiery Thai!