As a self-proclaimed spice connoisseur, I’ve eaten my fair share of these spicy meals over the years. Well, what can I say, growing up in a strong Indian household and a grandma that cooks really tasty spicy dishes, you’ve just got to get used to it. What is chilli? It’s nothing.
So when it comes to these hyped spicy dishes like the Spicy Korean Fried Chicken and Ramen, the first impression I had was bring it on.
But turns out that I have found a strong contender which made me want to wave the white flag. So without further ado, let’s find out which trendy spicy food and drinks I enjoyed the most.
WARNING: Not for the faint-hearted.
K’Fry Spicy Yangyneom Chicks
Looking at the hype of all these Korean Fried Chicken, I knew I’ve got to try. Few friends of mine advised me to try the best-selling dish which was the K’razy Spicy Cheese Fried Chicken Bumbuk, only because they claimed it to be “spiciest” on the menu. But after trying it, I would beg to differ. It wasn’t as spicy as the Spicy Yangyneom Wings at all.
Went in with the Extra Spicy level and all it took was three wings then there I was with my sweaty forehead. The spice hits you in a different way where the sensation travels from the lips and slowly moves to your insides — the mouth and gosh, the throat. It just keeps burning but you really want to keep going back for more. K’Fry certainly wasn’t kidding when they said their sweet and spicy Korean sauce would be addictive.
5/5 would recommend and would try again and again.
P.S. Till this day, K’Fry’s spicy wings are my favourite.
Spicy Level: 3/5
Samyang 2X Spicy Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen
Moving on to the spiciest ramen I’ve ever eaten — the Samyang 2X Spicy Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen. Apparently, this Samyang flavour became a viral internet challenge and not just because it’s super spicy but also because of how flavourful it actually is.
So if you’re planning to burn some calories quickly, I reckon you to try this one out. Since it has a high chance of making you sweat right that instant.
With a Scornville rating of 8000 units, the level of spiciness is equivalent to eating one whole jalapeño so you can imagine the torture. I had to practically take breaks in between until I could wipe the bowl clean. My verdict? It was spicy, sure but it was so worth the burn.
Spicy Level: 3/5
We local people simply love our Ayam Geprek and Ayam Penyet. Over at Kotak, the humble Indonesian eatery in SS15 is famous for their gila-gila pedas Ayam Geprek.
Kotak’s Ayam Geprek comes with four distinctive fiery levels: Normal, Hot, Extra Hot and Super Hot and of course, your resident foodie here has to go with the Super Hot level. The dish is served with shredded crispy chicken and is topped with lots of chilli sambal. To tame down the spice, there’s soup, cucumbers and lots of keropok but truth be told, it didn’t help at all.
It was pretty fiery hot and I was not able to finish the whole dish. So as of now if I ever do crave for the dish, my go-to level would usually weigh between the Hot and Extra Hot.
Spicy Level: 4/5
Mister Potato X Daebak Ghost Pepper Crisps
Maggi Pedas Giler Tom Yummz
Similar to the Samyang, this is catered more to the Malaysian palate with its Ayam Bakar and Tom Yam flavours. For me personally, I feel like Tom Yam is a little spicier than Ayam Bakar. Perhaps because of the sweet and spicy stuff that’s going on there. If we equate this to the Samyang, I would say that most Malaysians are able to eat it without a doubt. The level of spice is pretty tolerable and it doesn’t really burn your tongue as much.
“My mouth can tahan spicy but my lubang cant….LOL,” said IccyAsd.
Spicy Level: 2/5
Ghost Pepper Cola
Last but not least, the scary Ghost Pepper Cola. I don’t really have to go too far into this, because I couldn’t take a proper gulp. Just a sip and I could feel my throat on fire. Honestly, at that point I asked myself, “Why are you torturing yourself?” and stopped.
Honest to God, I rather go with the crisps any day.
Spicy Level: 5/5
So that’s my experience of trying out each of these crazy spicy creations. If you just can’t handle spice, don’t worry ’cause that doesn’t make you a weakling at all.
Pictures by Mini Me Insights, KFry, Our Food Log & Anais Almeida