Friday, July 25, 2008

Can You Take the Hottest Curry?

Personally, I could take those tiny weeny chilli padi. Depends on what kind of food I'm having, the type off chilli varies too.

I still remembered one incident while I was in Sudan. A Malay colleague who is a good prepared and cook our dinner (for a number of guys in the house) and he put in the hottest kind of spices and chillies he could find on that night.

Reason why he did that was to make me and another chinese colleague, Kenneth, suffer. Both of us could literally eat up all kinds of chillies and he was so sure that we will cry that night. When his friend mee came out and I took a spoonful, I could feel my stomach burning instantly the moment the fried mee made its way down my body system. Same goes for Kenneth. To his surprise we went for our second helping. Not that it was not spicy or hot but hunger took over .... hehehe.

Even the cook himself ate one plate only. And now, let's see what the rest of the housemates have to say:-
"What are you trying to do?"
"Are you mad?"
"Can you eat what you have cooked?"

Those were strong remarks, with anger but not hatred. Finally, our cook revealed that he wanted to make the two chinese guys to suffer but in the end, the rest of the housemates didn't even eat much. That night itself, a few of them cooked instant noodles for supper...... LOL!

I could say that my chilli intake level is really high and I want to try the world's hottest curry found in Westminster of London. Apparently, this cook by the name of Vivek Singh had cooked something up that could be deemed as the hottest curry.

An executive chef with The Cinnamon Club where he prepared a lamb-based dish that has been named Bollywood Burner. The fiercest, hottest, spiciest and burning dish for all to try.

The how hot is hot level is measured via the Scoville Scale. In that dish, a kind of pepper that contributed to the high burning level in the Bollywood Burner had a Scoville reading of 855,000. I don't know how high is that but a six figure thingy should be at the top of the scale.

But when I found out that those food tasters who were in the restaurants comprise mainly British citizens (not migrants who got citizenship), I felt that the food tasting session was a waste of time.

Come on man ........ Mr. Vivek Singh, bring that dish to Malaysia and we could tell whether the Scoville measurement scale is fit to be used. For your info, our tongues could tell the difference. My Malay or Indian friends had been taking curry since young. Am sure many would volunteer to verify whether it's the world's hottest curry.

Reading: World's hottest curry title claimed by Bollywood Burner - Telegraph
Tags: The Cinnamon Club, Hottest Curry, Vivek Singh, Bollywood Burner, Guinness World Records, Great Smith Street, Westminster, London, Scoville Scale, Hot, Spicy



Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember when muralee cooked the corned beef with lots of black pepper until the whole house people started coughing? (sampai 3rd floor!)

and the look on his face like nothing happened that thing he just cooked is edible!(and asked everyone to try it...hahahaha)

25 July, 2008 20:36  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

oh yes, i remembered that incident. those who were sitting at the living hall were coughing like mad and he was alone in the kitchen.

muralee (he does visit my blog), what have u got to say ........

25 July, 2008 20:58  
Blogger bZbee said...

u want some chilli padi from KK? very super hot u know...

29 July, 2008 10:42  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

i tried it b4. truly its hot but i can still take it. not in huge amount at one go but i cld finish off what i take for that meal

29 July, 2008 15:42  
Blogger RealGunners said...

holy crap.. i passed by that restaurant back then when i was in london... i didn't know they have that thing...

05 August, 2008 06:46  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

oh man, u cld have tasted it to see how hot it was. i found that those tasters who were during the first tasting session was a waste of time. they must find msians to test it first ...... hehe

05 August, 2008 20:57  

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