Spiciest Curry In The World Is Served As A Challenge In NYC’s East Village

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Spiciest Curry In The World Is Served As A Challenge In NYC’s East Village

Brick Lane Curry House is known for having one of the spiciest curry dishes in the world. 

Phaal curry is a British-Indian dish known to be the hottest in the world, and at Brick Lane Curry House it’s so hot that thex chef has to wear a gas mask while making it to not choke on the spicy fumes released. Their website even describes the order as:

“An excruciatingly hot curry, more pain and sweat than flavor. For our customers who do this on a dare, we require you to state a verbal disclaimer not holding us liable for any physical or emotional damage after eating the curry.”

The dish is created using about 10 to 12 ground chili peppers, including the hottest one—Carolina Reaper. Once finished and served it has a heat of about 2.2 million Scoville! (For reference, jalapeños range from 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville…so if you find jalapeños too spicy then you may want to sit this challenge out.)

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Only brave souls take on the Phaal Challenge, but if you finish the entire dish you get a free beer,  a certificate of completion, your face on the P’hall of Fame, and eternal bragging rights. According to those who have completed the challenge the key is to push through, not stop, and finish it as fast as you can instead of pausing and letting the heat settle. Only about 10% of people who attempt the challenge actually complete it. Which side would you fall on?

Place: Brick Lane Curry House

Where: 99 2nd Avenue

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