16 of the World’s Spiciest Foods
For big food fans, it’s fair to say that we now have access to more tastebud tingling meals than ever before.
Take a walk down your local high street or into the closest supermarket and you’ll find a range of delicious dishes from every corner of the globe.
Of course, it’s not as if we’ve suddenly experienced an international food revolution, instead, our options have simply expanded.
For many years, Indian, Chinese and even Japanese restaurants have been a firm fixture on any high street and we have all become accustomed to the flavours they offer.
In fact, Indian food has long been a firm favourite in the UK, overtaking the traditional fish and chips to become the most popular takeaway option.
However, in 2016 all of this changed. The Mirror reported that the popularity of Korean food had indeed skyrocketed in the UK, with the number of orders placed climbing by 85%.
On top of this, cuisine from the Caribbean, north and west Africa and Mexico has seen a sharp uptake in recent years too.
One of the most appealing things about trying cuisine from different parts of the world is experiencing ingredients and flavours which we may not have come across.
A particularly popular sensation is spice. Spice is such a diverse taste, which is proven by the amount of different dishes which contain that heat.
For example, while both a curry and a burrito can contain high levels of spice, there is no comparing the flavours.
Obviously, some foods are much spicier than others. For example, when ordering a curry, we all understand the difference between a rogan josh and a vindaloo.
The Scoville Scale is the official way to grade the heat of particular foods. It assesses the types of peppers used in a dish which are all charted in the scale.
Plenty of us get excited about spices and enjoy testing out what we can handle. In fact, sousvidetools.com created a great infographic for spice lovers to take a look at.
It’s called ’16 Of The World’s Spiciest Foods’ and offers up dishes from every corner of the globe, some you’ll have heard of and others you won’t.
The infographic even includes the Scoville Scale rating of each dish. So, take a look and maybe even try some out for yourself, if you dare.