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    OT: Spiciest restaurant/dish on the Front Range?

    So, I love my food spicy. usually as spicy as you can get it. My love for spicy food developed over time, but I started to find that many passionate restaurant owners around town are happy to fullfill one's desire for spicy food, but you have to know how to ask. There is an INdian food place in Ft. Collins for example that if you ask for it hot, they will say "no, no, hot will send you to moon without rocket" but if you ask properly, you'll get what you are looking for. So, recently, I found what I think is likely the spiciest option in the front range, but would like the opinion of the wise, worldly and well traveled tastes of the FR forum. So, here goes. Spiciest dish on the Front Range is the Drunken Noodles dish at Thai Gold (new restaurant where Toni RIgatonis used to be, in Golden, near Bent Gate) but, heres the catch. on the menu, it has a rating of 3 chilis, the hottest rating on the menu. if you talk to the server, the rating actually goes not up to 3 chilis, but 8. and if you know who to talk to in the restaurant, they will give you a 10 chili plate. That 10 chili plate my friends, is the hottest dish on the FR.

    (for those who will neg rep me for off topic, spicy dishes are known to improve 2-wheeled endurance. there, MTB related now)
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    Unless it's made w/ Ghost Chili, it's all fooweee!
    Ever try making hot/spicy food yourself? If you chef doesn't needs a gas mask to keep the cooking oil-smoke from macing him/her, then it's all just chest pumping!
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    Ghost, definitely. Maybe not the hottest, but check out the Ghost Wings at OB Longmont. I'm good for maybe a wing or two, then I'm done. And I like spicy.
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    I get bags of ghost peppers, grind them in a coffee mill (that is now used solely for this purpose), then store the powder in a glass jar. Good for cooking with. Even though I don't do it, I would highly recommend using gloves and a mask. I've burned my eyes plenty of times, and the coughing fit that accompanies the grinding will last for hours.


    There is only one Indian restaurant I know of that will put ghost pepper in my order, Bombay Bistro in Boulder. However, if you don't ask specifically for ghost pepper, then even their "super hot" is pretty weak.

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    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Spiciest I've had is a thai hot dish from Wild Ginger (off Littleton Blvd). The waitress was basically standing next to our table with the water pitcher the whole time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCS5280 View Post
    Spiciest I've had is a thai hot dish from Wild Ginger (off Littleton Blvd). The waitress was basically standing next to our table with the water pitcher the whole time.
    Ice cream works mo' betta
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    This looks like an online version of man vs food....
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    I had some spicy yak at the Sherpa House that was hard to finish, but sooooo gooooood
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek View Post
    best...episode...evar

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    Dumb and Dumber: Pepper scene - YouTube

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    Buffalo Wild Wings has a Mango Habenero wing that is pretty darn hot and I like hot. It's got a lot of flavor too.

    Jabo's BBQ in Englewood has some super hot sauces for their BBQ. I told them to make it spicy, and it was almost too spicy to enjoy the ribs. And there was still a few more notches he could have gone up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FooserX View Post
    Buffalo Wild Wings has a Mango Habenero wing that is pretty darn hot and I like hot. It's got a lot of flavor too.
    Those are good.

    I ate 6 of their "blazin" wings on a bet.


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    There is some quality spicy-food dick-waving going on in this thread. I approve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin_Cup View Post
    if you talk to the server, the rating actually goes not up to 3 chilis, but 8. and if you know who to talk to in the restaurant, they will give you a 10 chili plate.
    The nomenclature you want to ask for is "Thai hot" which means that it would be hot for even a Thai native. Some restaurants will even do "
    Super Thai hot" if a "farang" (probably spelled wrong but roughly translates into foreigner in Thai according to our exchange student) asks nicely.

    For Thai, my favorite place on the front range is Jay's Noodles on Federal and the best in COS is Lana Thai on Research and Union. Both will blister your tounge in the best possible way.

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    Masala Kitchen in Evergreen has a scale of hot up to 10 that gets pretty darn warm. It is a Caribbean food counter located inside Olde's Shell gas station just off Evergreen Pkwy. If you want your scorch in something other than the usual Indian/Thai variety it's the spot.

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    Wild Ginger

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCS5280 View Post
    Spiciest I've had is a thai hot dish from Wild Ginger (off Littleton Blvd). The waitress was basically standing next to our table with the water pitcher the whole time.
    The Thai Hot at Wild Ginger is the hotest meal I have had around here and it's basically too hot for me... I could not taste the food anymore.

    They have a nice green tea or coconut ice cream to wash it down afterward.

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    Ghost pepper, or Bhut Jolokia, is 1 million scoville units. Habanero is 300,000 to 1/2 million scoville units. The only thing hotter than the ghost pepper is the trinidad scorpion morouga, which comes to 1.3 million scoville units. However, it isn't commercially grown. Therefore, the hottest food you can get is that which is made with ghost pepper. If your Thai restaurant is not using ghost pepper, then the food isn't hot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    Ghost, definitely. Maybe not the hottest, but check out the Ghost Wings at OB Longmont. I'm good for maybe a wing or two, then I'm done. And I like spicy.
    any other confirmed "ghost pepper" restaurants? I'm intrigued, I will have to ask if Thai Gold uses ghost peppers for the Thai Hot / 10 chili rated stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin_Cup View Post
    any other confirmed "ghost pepper" restaurants? I'm intrigued, I will have to ask if Thai Gold uses ghost peppers for the Thai Hot / 10 chili rated stuff.
    Thai food is usually cooked with Thai chilis (sometimes called birds eyes). The are up there on the scoville scale but pale before chilis like the ghost and habenero. But that being said, if you put enough Thai chilis in something it can be unedibly hot and if you have a light touch with a habenero something can be relatively tame (I've never cooked with ghost peppers so I'm not sure if anything can be tame with them).

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    And Thai restaurants are notorious for being inconsistent. One day "hot" is a nice burn... next day it can be inedibly hot. Hottest dish I've ever had in town was Thai Bistro - "Classic Thai Spice"... got it extra hot. Was off the reservation for me...

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    I cook w/ Hanbaneros a fair bit...baked chix drummies w/ a sauce made from a combo of Chinese black pepper paste (not hot, kinda sweet), black bean paste (not hot, kinda salty), and fresh Habaneros (typically 2 for 4 drummies), garlic, green onions, and ginger (and cinnamon sometimes). It's funny that on the first meal, the baking seems to have burned out the hot, but left the flavor. But after a night in the fridge (typically make for moar than 1 meal), the hot comes back on the 2nd meal and lights up the drummies and sauce like Thermite! Spread some of that sauce over rice and it's MMMmmmm...!
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    This place has 500,000 scolville rated wings that you get served with latex gloves to use.

    Over 21 Signature Wings Sauces - Best Wings USA, Chicken Wings, Wing Sauce, Family Restaurant Chain, The Lube«, Quaker Steak & Lube«

    They are in Westminster. I havent been yet, but have been told its decent. Almost too many flavors to pick from IMO but to each their own I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka View Post
    I get bags of ghost peppers, grind them in a coffee mill (that is now used solely for this purpose), then store the powder in a glass jar. Good for cooking with. Even though I don't do it, I would highly recommend using gloves and a mask. I've burned my eyes plenty of times, and the coughing fit that accompanies the grinding will last for hours.
    The Firehouse Pantry online sells ground bhut jolokia pepper. My wife won't let me cook with any kind of hot spice. I have their shaker bottle so I can kick it up at the table. She has learned to use gloves when washing the dishes after an unfortunate incident she had with a knife that I had used to chop up habaneros.

    Ooh, I just went to the website and noticed they now have Trinidad Scorpion pepper products. Not the individual peppers, though, so I'll have to keep checking back.
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    I have a new contender for hot... teh melaguta wings at the SPOT in Golden. I ordered ONE to see how it went, and def. started crying. only 2 cans of Hamms could rinse the hell from my mouth. I guess it comes from the melaguta pepper, not sure how many scoville units they are. probably not many for my wimpy threshold.

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    US Thai is Edgewater.. I like spicy food, but there medium is almost un-eatable..
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