Like spicy food? Of course you do, that's why you clicked here in the first place, isn't it. Well you've come to the right place because we've compiled a list of some of the most gut-wrenchingly spicy dishes we could find in Montreal for your masochistic eating pleasure. And, just in time for fall!
While some of these dishes come with warnings, one even comes with a waiver, all of them are guaranteed to make your mouth tingle, your eyes water, and just may have you questioning your mortal existence as you melt into a sad, sweaty puddle of humanity. These dishes are delicious, but your stomach probably won't be thanking you later...
1. Laksa Soup @ Satay Brothers
Red curry laska is a very popular Maylaysian noodle soup generally served with coconut milk, fried tofu, rice vermicelli noodles and bean sprouts. While the curry does offer some heat, it's the Satay Brother's house-made chili-shrimp paste that accompanies it that will burn your mouth off.
2. Fire Masala Dosa @ Bombay Choupati
You want spicy, try Bombay Choupati's Fire masala dosa, a rice-batter crepe filled with spicy potato, onions, and an obscene amount of hot peppers and green chilies.
3. Lamb Hot Pot @ Cuisine Szechuan
Sichuan (Szechuan) hot pots generally have some kick to them, but the lamb hot pot at Cuisine Szechuan definitely steps it it up. The ingredients of the hot pot including pieces of cooked lamb ribs, potato, wood ear mushroom, tofu, bok choy, seaweed and bean sprouts, sound harmless enough, but the thick layer of chilli oil they swim in will leave a tinlge to say the least.
4. Pad Thai "XXXX" @ Cuisine Bangkok
You might like Thai food for its fresh, inherent heat, but if you are really looking to set the roof on fire, of your mouth that is, hit up the "XXXX" level of chili-pepper spice at Cuisine Bangkok in Montreal's Faubourg. You will have to insist on it when you order though, because the cook behind the counter will probably try to stop you.
5. Chili chicken @ Jolee
If you are looking for some of that Sri Lankan heat, the Chili Chicken at Jolee will get you sweating. While the spice will burn a hole through your stomach, at least the price won't burn a hole in your wallet.
6. Bangalore Phal Beef @ Mysore
Forget beef vindaloo, the Bangalore Phal Beef at Mysore will blow your socks off and then some. Typically one of the hottest forms of curry out there, the menu describes it as "An extremely spicy beef curry," and the fact that it is even regularly listed for the general population is pretty impressive.
7. Rim Reaper Wings @ McKibbin's Irish Pub
Mentioned in our Best Montreal Food Challenges, these extreme bad boys are definitely not for amateurs. With upwards of five million on the Scoville heat scale, the ghost pepper extract used in the sauce is near fatal.
8. Ye Doro Kye Wott @ East Africa Restaurant
Ethiopia is no stranger to spicy food, and the Berbere spice mixture the East Africa Restaurant puts in their delicious Ye Doro Kye Wott chicken stew is hot, hot, hot!
9. Spicy Chicken Knuckles @ Chez Chili
Not just spicy chicken, bony deep-fried chicken knuckles, heavily spiced with dried chilies and mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorns will definitely have you clenching your own knuckles as they make their way down to your belly (and out the other side).