A red-hot autumn is just a few Scoville units away. Here, in no particular order, Toronto 10 spiciest dishes.
1. Duff’s Armageddon Wings
If medium’s hot then what’s Armageddon? Well, it’s 85 times the strength of medium. 558 College St, 416-963-4446.
2. Hopper Hut’s Lampries
A molten mix of fiery curries stuffed in a banana leaf, from Sri Lanka. 880 Ellesmere Ave., 416-299-4311.
3. Maroli’s Malabar Chicken
This Southern Indian specialty from Maroli amps up traditional tandoori chicken. 630 Bloor Street W., 416-483-5393.
4. Salad King’s 20-Chili Green Curry
Ask for maximum spice count on the green curry – or almost anything else at this Thai spot – and you’ll be sweating hard. 335 Yonge St., 416-971-7041.
5. Real Jerk’s Chicken
The electric-coloured Jamaican spot has had 25 years to perfect its extra-hot jerk chicken. 709 Queen Street E., 416-463-6055.
6. Hot Spicy Spicy’s Hot Pot
Aptly named, Hot Spicy Spicy serves a cauldron of boiling broth flooded with tongue-numbing chilies. 173 Ravel Rd., 416-491-8988.
7. Gandhi’s Vindaloo Roti
Specify authentic “Indian” heat when you order a king-sized roti that will make you see through time. 554 Queen St. W., 416-0504-8155.
8. Southern Accent’s Canal Street Creole Jambalaya
This Cajun rice dish is like Mardis Gras in your mouth. 595 Markham St., 416-536-3211.
9. Nakwon’s Spicy Squid
Nakwon’s ojingo dap-bap – squid with rice – is a showcase for gojuchang – searing fermented red chili paste. 5594 Yonge St., 416-590-1435.
10. The Sauce, Taste the 4th Sense
Scorch yourself with free samples of Toronto’s best selection of hot sauces at Taste the 4th Sense. 375 Danforth Ave. 416-649-0024.
Image courtesy of Dalboz17 on Flickr.