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Just how hot are the world’s hottest chillies? We sent an MSN reporter to try the hottest chilli menu for himself and here's what happened:
Tabasco? Pah. Tabasco schmabasco, mate. Tabasco is nothing. Ian Pengelley, the chef at pan-Asian restaurant Gilgamesh, has recently created the World's Hottest Chilli Menu. Four dishes featuring three chillies - the Scotch Bonnet, the Naga and the Trinidad Scorpion - that make Tabasco look like ketchup.
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To those of you who want to experience the "Suffering", or should that be elation and adrenaline rush, of eating the hottest chillies in the world, need to log on to YouTube. Some guy, just an ordinary Aussie guy with glasses, with a penchant for chilli eats them whole before your eyes and describes the experience. Thankfully, Australian health and safety have not intervened (!) and I truly have to take my hat off to him as I thought my own Chicken Phall curry eating was legendary. To give you an idea how hot the hottest, the Trinidad Scorpion is, in Scoville units (the official measure), it registers about 20-25 times hotter than the hottest curry served in an Indian restaurant! Incidentially, if you didn't know already, chilli releases endorphins - feel good chemicals in the brain - and is good for the digestion - but don't have 10 pints of lager beforehand. lol
Well done for completing that monster meal!
Actually made me 'LOL'
Good to see you actually read the comments... so could you pass on a message to the people who deal with the spam?
Tell them to get off there but and sort it out!
in mexio heading to merida via veracruz before coming to the highway to merida there is a village that has a wild grown chilly that it wont cultivate,it grows by nature;s will and its the hottest chilly i had during 17 yrs living in mexico, i canot remember exactlythe name and location but i know from experience that this green chilly is somewhat HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BIG TIME. TONY
In all fairness, I am not one for spicy foods, but credit where it is due as they say, and this guy deserves credit, and perhaps a couple of litres of milk :p
I think the Trinidad Scorpion can reach up to 2 million scorvale units, but, tests haven't been able to duplicate this to know for sure. You wouldn't catch me going anywhere near those types of spices though.