Are There Any Other Hot Food Fanatics Here?

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I'm what most people who have this crazy habit would refer to as a "chili head". I love hot food, hot sauces, etc! The only stipulations are that it has to taste good, too, not just be hot, and I don't care for horseradish. That's a different type of burn that hits in the nasal passages instead of the tongue. Not my thing.

I love most authentic Mexican food. It's available everywhere in the southwest. Very cool. :-)

I have several bottles in my kitchen at any one time. My personal favs are "Pain 100%", Blairs "Death From Above" and Buffalo Wild Wings "Blazin'" sauce, though I like several. The hottest I have on hand right now is called 'Dave's Insanity Ghost Pepper Sauce". It's the traditional famous "Insanity", but it's combined the "bhut jolokia" pepper (Ghost Chili). Stuff's freakin' HOT!

I prefer red chili by far, but I still like green. My wife is the opposite - of course. I like mine red, beefy and hot! She likes hers green, porky and mild. Boring. lol

Anymore chili heads out there?
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    I like to dunk a ginger nut biscuit from time to time. That's hot enough for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      I'm not a fanatic, but I do like some hot from time to time.
      I also like horseradish for the reason you said you didn't. When I had sinus problems it was the quickest and best way to deal with it.
      I didn't plant any hot peppers this year, but I still have some prepped seeds and ground pepper I use. It is a variety called ring of fire cayennes and it's got some serious heat. I used an electric coffee grinder to grind up the peppers after I dried and deseeded them. The first time I took the lid of it was like the room filled with pepper spray. I learned after that to wait 5 mins. so the dust would settle first.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
        Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

        I'm not a fanatic, but I do like some hot from time to time.
        I also like horseradish for the reason you said you didn't. When I had sinus problems it was the quickest and best way to deal with it.
        I didn't plant any hot peppers this year, but I still have some prepped seeds and ground pepper I use. It is a variety called ring of fire cayennes and it's got some serious heat. I used an electric coffee grinder to grind up the peppers after I dried and deseeded them. The first time I took the lid of it was like the room filled with pepper spray. I learned after that to wait 5 mins. so the dust would settle first.

        You know, I tried fresh horseradish once and although it was hot, it didn't hit me nearly as hard as the stuff in the jar does. Even the squeeze bottle isn't as bad. Come to think of it, I do enjoy a little bit of fresh horseradish sauce with prime rib. I guess it's just the stuff in the jar?
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    Originally Posted by Joe Stewart View Post

    I'm what most people who have this crazy habit would refer to as a "chili head". I love hot food, hot sauces, etc! The only stipulations are that it has to taste good, too, not just be hot, and I don't care for horseradish. That's a different type of burn that hits in the nasal passages instead of the tongue. Not my thing.

    I love most authentic Mexican food. It's available everywhere in the southwest. Very cool. :-)

    I have several bottles in my kitchen at any one time. My personal favs are "Pain 100%", Blairs "Death From Above" and Buffalo Wild Wings "Blazin'" sauce, though I like several. The hottest I have on hand right now is called 'Dave's Insanity Ghost Pepper Sauce". It's the traditional famous "Insanity", but it's combined the "bhut jolokia" pepper (Ghost Chili). Stuff's freakin' HOT!

    I prefer red chili by far, but I still like green. My wife is the opposite - of course. I like mine red, beefy and hot! She likes hers green, porky and mild. Boring. lol

    Anymore chili heads out there?
    Count me in though mostly it's Indian Curries that I like, hot wings, chilli and Mexican too!

    I eat a chicken Phal once, hotter than an (indian) Vindaloo, the chef has to wear gloves with the peppers that go into that.

    I saw Man V Food a while back where the guy had to eat a 32 ounce chicken Vindaloo. He had plenty of water and natural Yoghourt and bread to cool it down and to get his name on the wall. I thought, I could have eaten that, no problem. He eat it all!
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

      Count me in though mostly it's Indian Curries that I like, hot wings, chilli and Mexican too!

      I eat a chicken Phal once, hotter than an (indian) Vindaloo, the chef has to wear gloves with the peppers that go into that.

      I saw Man V Food a while back where the guy had to eat a 32 ounce chicken Vindaloo. He had plenty of water and natural Yoghourt and bread to cool it down and to get his name on the wall. I thought, I could have eaten that, no problem. He eat it all!
      I saw the Man vs Food episode you're referring to. I tried to find a local restaurant that serves it, and I did, but somehow going there to eat got put on the "backburner". lol (I really do want to try it)

      I was on a fish processing vessel once years ago in Alaska and the cook made an Indian curry with pork chops. It wasn't very spicy, though. I liked it, but most everyone else didn't.

      I've never tried chicken Phal either. Hmmm...some things to put on my "to-do" list. :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by Joe Stewart View Post

        I saw the Man vs Food episode you're referring to. I tried to find a local restaurant that serves it, and I did, but somehow going there to eat got put on the "backburner". lol (I really do want to try it)

        I was on a fish processing vessel once years ago in Alaska and the cook made an Indian curry with pork chops. It wasn't very spicy, though. I liked it, but most everyone else didn't.

        I've never tried chicken Phal either. Hmmm...some things to put on my "to-do" list. :-)
        I hastily must add that I did have to take a day off work the next day when I had the Phall. That was in the UK too, not sure if they serve it in the US. The vindaloo though I can handle! Perhaps just see if you can take a normal sized one first before trying to get your name on the wall. :-)

        Spelt Phall wrong, it has 2 L's
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        • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
          My older son and I put hot sauce on our hot sausage sandwiches. My husband doesn't care much for peppery foods, so we have to improvise for ourselves after they are made.

          For whatever reason, hot sausage just isn't made as hot and peppery as it used to be when I was a teen. Maybe it's just the suppliers we have in our area now, because I remember that it was really hot a long time ago.
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          • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
            Originally Posted by AprilCT View Post

            My older son and I put hot sauce on our hot sausage sandwiches. My husband doesn't care much for peppery foods, so we have to improvise for ourselves after they are made.
            That's kind of how my wife is, but she does enjoy a little spice. She just can't take it very hot. She loves "Arizona Gunslinger" jalapeno sauce.

            Originally Posted by AprilCT View Post

            For whatever reason, hot sausage just isn't made as hot and peppery as it used to be when I was a teen. Maybe it's just the suppliers we have in our area now, because I remember that it was really hot a long time ago.
            We're having Italian sausage sandwiches for dinner tonight, actually. Toasted hoagie rolls, homemade marinara and melted provolone cheese. Yum!
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        • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          I hastily must add that I did have to take a day off work the next day when I had the Phall. That was in the UK too, not sure if they serve it in the US. The vindaloo though I can handle! Perhaps just see if you can take a normal sized one first before trying to get your name on the wall. :-)

          Spelt Phall wrong, it has 2 L's
          I've had some that hit me hard, too. The first time I ever tried "Dave's Insanity Sauce" I put about 8-9 drops in a bowl of chili just like it was Tabasco. Big mistake. I ate around 1/2 of the bowl, went home and got sick. My gut hurt for a couple days after that.

          I went to this Mexican restaurant once and had their house specialty habanero sauce. It was so thick you could stand a spoon up in it and it had a fantastic flavor. After a few bites I was begging for beer! My ex-girlfriend was laughing hysterically while she waited in line to grab more beers. I drank mine, hers, all the water at the table and was sweating so bad it was coming off my nose and chin. LOL

          I'd never had anything affect me like those two before. I've learned to go easy on certain things or regret it later.
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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          I hastily must add that I did have to take a day off work the next day when I had the Phall. That was in the UK too, not sure if they serve it in the US. The vindaloo though I can handle! Perhaps just see if you can take a normal sized one first before trying to get your name on the wall. :-)

          Spelt Phall wrong, it has 2 L's
          I love hot food in any form but it has to be a good taste too as has been mentioned. Vindaloo is fine for me but I can confirm I had a Phall about 2 years ago and I haven't had one since.

          There is a specific reason they call that the ring stinger and my mouth had pins and needles for 2 days after. In fairness to the Indian restaurant, it did come with a health warning and a notice that if you're silly enough to eat it the management won't take responsibility for the results, either in the restaurant or afterwards.

          Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

          I've not seen that before but I've just ordered some on Amazon, I'm looking forward to that now. Cheers Social.

          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          That's too bad because my birthday starts in 47 minutes.
          Happy Birthday Dan. I shall have a beer at lunchtime for you.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
            Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

            I've not seen that before but I've just ordered some on Amazon, I'm looking forward to that now. Cheers Social.



            Happy Birthday Dan. I shall have a beer at lunchtime for you.

            Is Sriracha not a popular sauce in Jolly 'Ol England?! Trust me, you'll wind up putting it in your tea and on your crumpets.

            Thanks. I'll just have to have a beer at lunchtime as well.
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            • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
              Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

              Is Sriracha not a popular sauce in Jolly 'Ol England?!
              I'm not 100%, I'm sure I can find it and I ordered some on Amazon but I have to admit today is the first time I've heard of it. It's a Thai style dipping sauce or was originally and we do get those here so it may be similar.

              Having said that, on Wiki I found this filthy description.

              Within the United States, sriracha sauce is most commonly associated with the version produced by Huy Fong Foods, colloquially known as "rooster sauce" or "cock sauce".
              So I'm thinking it may be different to what I'm used to.
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              • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

                So I'm thinking it may be different to what I'm used to.

                That's not what I've heard. [insert appropriate smilie here]
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                • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
                  Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                  That's not what I've heard. [insert appropriate smilie here]
                  Are you telling me Claude's been telling you what we've been up to?

                  It was meant to be our secret.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    I make my own green chili with pork and red enchilada sauce.

    I just made my own jar of "pickled jalapenos" for the first time...Man they were good, cheaper and better than buying jarred jalapenos..going to do it again next time I go to the store.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      I make my own green chili with pork and red enchilada sauce.

      I just made my own jar of "pickled jalapenos" for the first time...Man they were good, cheaper and better than buying jarred jalapenos..going to do it again next time I go to the store.
      I make my own green chili, too. I used to live next door to a couple guys that barely spoke English and they taught me how they do it. They boiled the tomatillos, though. Most others I've seen make it roast them and the other vegetables in the oven with a splash of oil until they're tender and then blend them.

      I've tried to make red enchilada sauce, but it didn't turn out well. The texture wasn't right and the flavor was lacking. I followed a recipe I found online. I haven't tried since.
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      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      I make my own green chili with pork and red enchilada sauce.

      I just made my own jar of "pickled jalapenos" for the first time...Man they were good, cheaper and better than buying jarred jalapenos..going to do it again next time I go to the store.
      Green chili is my specialty, too. I make it just like the Brewery II in Denver (where I first ever heard of it or tasted it). I usually have to split the pot because I like mine fire engine scorcher hot and most of the people I'm feeding (usually only make it for guests) can't handle that type of heat - although a few now and again want to eat from my melt down heat pot. If it doesn't make your nose run - it's not hot enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    I don't like the "blister your throat" hot, but I do like it fairly hot as long as the flavor is good. My favorite is Mrs. Renfro's Ghost Pepper Salsa - yum... Buy Organic Sauces N Dips - Mrs Renfro's Ghost Pepper Salsa
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    If you like spicy Chinese food and ever travel to China, go to Guiyang city the province of Guizhou. It is delicious and distinct in style of Sichuan style dishes. Some people go on culinary vacations, LOL.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
      Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

      If you like spicy Chinese food and ever travel to China, go to Guiyang city the province of Guizhou. It is delicious and distinct in style of Sichuan style dishes. Some people go on culinary vacations, LOL.
      Our new Church Minister returned from living in China for 12 years acouple years ago and mentioned something about that recently at my son's birthday party. His wife is Chinese, so maybe I could talk her into making some home cookin' one of these days? I'm not exactly sure what region she's from, though.
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      • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
        Originally Posted by Joe Stewart View Post

        Our new Church Minister returned from living in China for 12 years acouple years ago and mentioned something about that recently at my son's birthday party. His wife is Chinese, so maybe I could talk her into making some home cookin' one of these days? I'm not exactly sure what region she's from, though.
        The best bet would be if she made dishes from her region of China. Usually, they don't do too well cooking dishes from other regions. It is sort of like asking a New Yorker to cook Tex Mex or Louisiana food.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    Yes please

    I put this on everything I eat

    http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_...e_full_600.jpg

    but seriously though I try to eat it in moderation now because I think it blunts the taste buds

    But oh so good. Cannot stop.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
      Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

      Yes please

      I put this on everything I eat

      http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_...e_full_600.jpg

      but seriously though I try to eat it in moderation now because I think it blunts the taste buds

      But oh so good. Cannot stop.
      SriRacha is awesome on Subway sandwiches! I don't think I've ever tried it on anything else. Have you heard about the many complaints the company that makes it is getting from area residents and businesses? I've heard that the vapors coming from the plant are powerful and it's really causing some people trouble. I hope they can come to some kind of compromise.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    I certainly hope they do. Sriracha is the epitome of the American Dream. It is now an icon for boat people all over the world. To tear it down would be a disaster.

    Never thought about using it with subway.What is your favorite subway + sriracha sauce combo?

    I eat a lot of South East Asian and Chinese food. I'd say one of the best is fried rice + sriracha sauce.

    Sriracha + spicy fried rice (Thai express is good) = awesomeness

    I also eat it with chicken, pork, and a variety of other meat + rice + veggies combination.

    Taking down notes for next grocery list in any case.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
      Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

      I certainly hope they do. Sriracha is the epitome of the American Dream. It is now an icon for boat people all over the world. To tear it down would be a disaster.

      Never thought about using it with subway.What is your favorite subway + sriracha sauce combo?

      I eat a lot of South East Asian and Chinese food. I'd say one of the best is fried rice + sriracha sauce.

      Sriracha + spicy fried rice (Thai express is good) = awesomeness

      I also eat it with chicken, pork, and a variety of other meat + rice + veggies combination.

      Taking down notes for next grocery list in any case.

      The Subway sriracha steak melt sandwich is what I'm referring to. It's awesome!
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        we don't have this in Canada.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    I like Sriracha on eggs, buttered toast, hash browns, sausage, etc. Great on breakfast foods. My favorite, though, is to slather it on cold, leftover pizza. My Subway just got rid of it's Sriracha sauce.

    Dave's Insanity Sauce almost put me in the hospital. Like Joe, I doused baked beans like it was Red Hot. Within minutes my tongue and throat were swelling up. I was eating sour cream by the spoonful to take the pain away.

    I've had to cut back a bit, not because I can't take the initial heat, but because of what we in my house call "secondary burn." My gut just can take the abuse as well as it used to.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      I like Sriracha on eggs, buttered toast, hash browns, sausage, etc. Great on breakfast foods. My favorite, though, is to slather it on cold, leftover pizza. My Subway just got rid of it's Sriracha sauce.

      Dave's Insanity Sauce almost put me in the hospital. Like Joe, I doused baked beans like it was Red Hot. Within minutes my tongue and throat were swelling up. I was eating sour cream by the spoonful to take the pain away.

      I've had to cut back a bit, not because I can't take the initial heat, but because of what we in my house call "secondary burn." My gut just can take the abuse as well as it used to.
      Then I'm just going to have to send the Dave's Double Butt Blowout Extra Special Really Hot Sauce that I got for your Birthday back! Bummer
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        Then I'm just going to have to send the Dave's Double Butt Blowout Extra Special Really Hot Sauce that I got for your Birthday back! Bummer
        That's too bad because my birthday starts in 47 minutes.
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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          That's too bad because my birthday starts in 47 minutes.
          Well even more bumfluff, Claude told me it was Halloween, same as mine. Many Happy Returns!. My second choice, two dozen hot and spicy ostrich eggs will be winging their way to you ASAP.
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          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          That's too bad because my birthday starts in 47 minutes.
          Happy birthday, Dan!
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    Nothing (almost) better than a beef vindaloo.
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    1. If I ever meet Michael Kors, I'm going to hit him with a folding chair.
    2. ...my birthday starts in 47 minutes.
    3. I like to dunk a ginger nut biscuit from time to time.
    4. I guess it's just the stuff in the jar?
    5. I shall have a beer at lunchtime for you.
    6. In fairness to the Indian restaurant, it did come with a health warning...
    7. I'm not a fanatic...
    8. ... I did have to take a day off work the next day when I had the Phall.
    9. Claude told me it was Halloween
    10. I'm not 100%, I'm sure...
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      10 things you wouldn't say during a job interview

      1. If I ever meet Michael Kors, I'm going to hit him with a folding chair.
      2. ...my birthday starts in 47 minutes.
      3. I like to dunk a ginger nut biscuit from time to time.
      4. I guess it's just the stuff in the jar?
      5. I shall have a beer at lunchtime for you.
      6. In fairness to the Indian restaurant, it did come with a health warning...
      7. I'm not a fanatic...
      8. ... I did have to take a day off work the next day when I had the Phall.
      9. Claude told me it was Halloween
      10. I'm not 100%, I'm sure...
      Ok fair point but if the lady interviewing me was particularly nice I might change that to "I shall have a beer at lunch time with you and I may not be 100% but I'm sure it'll be nice"
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