This continues a series of burning questions I pose to my readers to hopefully spark some debate in the comments. This time...the topic is truly burning - what is the hottest meal you have ever eaten?
I put a little too much Wasabi sauce yesterday to mask not great store bought sushi my wife brought. And it singed my sinuses so bad I had to jump off the table in search of a Kleenex. Scared everyone around and I thought it was 911 time. Instead, I just cried for a few minutes. Wasabi is supposed to be an antidote to poisoned food. Darn thing kills everything!
Then I saw this post courtesy of Mike Krigsman and cried some more - and this post became burningly obvious -)
Readers, please chime in and vote your own favorite, spicy, tear-jerking meals.
I am providing a list of my Scoville scale busting meals - unfortunately I cannot remember all the restaurant names.
a) Dipping sauce at a dive in Houston, with menus only in Spanish. I thought it was guacamole. It was pure jalapeno. Probably a habanero tossed in.
b) Penang curry at an Indonesian restaurant in Amsterdam
c) TomYum soup at a Thai restaurant in New York
d) Vindaloo at an Indian restaurant in London
e) a night at the Wall of Fire at the cajun Heaven on Seven in Chicago.
f) a simple salad of mostly chopped onions and green peppers with some garam masala at a restaurant in India. What looked routine, and I must have distracted and kept eating it, ended up scalding my mouth for a couple of days.
So cry on. Plenty of Kleenexes available here -)