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,
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!
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.