Ah Those Crazy Brits and Their Curry

July 11, 2008 at 8:05 am

I ran across this story this morning about the world’s hottest curry at a London restaurant.  It contains Naga peppers which are purported to be the hottest chilies in the world.  My first thought was no way.  The Habanero (aka Scotch Bonnet) is the world’s hottest chili tipping the Scoville scale at around 300,000 units.  The jalapeno averages between 1500 and 8000 units.  Well, apparently these Napas tip the scale at a mind numbing 855,000 Scoville units.  That’s just frickin’ crazy.

This from the article I read, “The curry is so hot that diners are asked to sign a disclaimer confirming they are aware of the risks involved before daring to eat it.”

Daaaannnngg!

For those wondering why the world’s hottest curry would be found in England and not India or Thailand I have a simple answer.  Indian cuisine is the most popular ethnic food in Great Britain.  Much like Mexican is the most popular ethnic cuisine in the US.  The Brits love their curry.

Anyway, here’s the whole article.

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Stuart is a celebrity chef and award winning food writer. Donald performs live cooking demonstrations and penned the cookbook Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor."

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