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02 July 2009 @ 01:08 pm
Spicy food part 1!!  
I am on a quest to find the spiciest food in Tokyo!! Partly for my own personal benefit, and partly so that I can write a really awesome article for my Asahi Weekly column in a few months.

So today I started my quest. Just testing the waters, I was told of a place, Bakudan-ya, that has noodles that you can dip in a spicy sauce up to spice-level 20. I asked and they gave me level 200 instead, which is the highest they let you start out on.

Oh, it was hot, that's for sure! My sauce was completely red! But it wasn't HOT, if you know what I mean? They told me that the highest that they know of that someone has gone was level 400. Next time, I will definitely ask for 500. =D

Just remember to bring some milk, and you're all good!

I'm sure that there is more spicy stuff out there!! Cocos Curry level 10 down, Bakudanya level 200 down! Now on to the next! =D (and I will be going back to Bakudanya in Shinjuku later this month! Anyone want to come too?)
 
 
 
icysnowdrop: ♡【エアリス】 → silenceicysnowdrop on July 2nd, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
Ahhh, I love spicy food! Too bad I can't eat it anymore after developing IBS. :( Hope your stomach doesn't catch on fire!
夢の声yume_no_koe on July 2nd, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
LOL I would die... ^^; Have fun with that! XD
ayanami116ayanami116 on July 2nd, 2009 05:47 am (UTC)
Wow...that sauce looks deadly! I don't know if I can take anything that radioactive looking. Hahaha, but looking out for good food is always so much fun.
swischeesealoevera_juice on July 2nd, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
what is that with the spice level? Oo

dang its really red

good luck on your quest
☆★ Tami ★☆: Kuchiha [Amatsuki]tamariskw on July 2nd, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
I don't think I've ever had spicy Japanese food but when I do have a craving for something hot I go for Korean food. Their definition of 'spicy' is unbelievable. ^o^;
kimchi-chyonshnazzyshortie on July 2nd, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
Spicy food is so yummy :)
Owlsie .:*・°☆: Kirby & Lampy [Cords]alsie on July 2nd, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
Oh, god. I would probably die. I can hardly even drink my tea and coffee hot nowadays without burning up. ;o;
sleep_deprivedyurasama_love on July 2nd, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
If you want really spicy food, head on over to India. We know spices, babeh.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on July 3rd, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
I want to go sometime, definitely! India is near the top of my list <3
(Anonymous) on July 2nd, 2009 08:00 am (UTC)
bakundanya
I´ll go for sure! let me know, i wanna try it!!
onaka suiteru!
:)
ivar
Rei: Angela Aki OMG!SQUEEsykogwyfinangel on July 2nd, 2009 08:04 am (UTC)
There is a Bakudan in the city I am living in but I think it's more of an izakaya. XD But that place sounds awesome... I have totally been starved for spicy food here in Japan, too. D: The sauce looks absolutely divine. Hope you find something awesomely spicy soon (and let me know, too XD)!
美夢: Jam *_*_miyuchan_ on July 2nd, 2009 08:28 am (UTC)
I'd take the lighter spicy thing for now but I'd love to come!
If you're going after the 16th count me in!!!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on July 3rd, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
Oh definitely! I'm going to probably be in the studio until then, so.. =D
capriciouswindcapriciouswind on July 2nd, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
Hmmm. I'm really curious about this. I love, love, love spicy food (my mom being Thai and all) and I haven't been able to find anything in Japan that is up to par. Let me know how your adventure goes and I'd love to tag along sometime.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on July 3rd, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
Oooh, yes yes!! Let's go! I've been meaning to get a hold of you and ask you to go somewhere for the longest time, but so busy... ^^;;

This summer let's defintiely go!!
(no subject) - capriciouswind on July 3rd, 2009 10:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인: did somebody say PUDDING???dilettantka on July 2nd, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
Well, next time I might try 100... XD
Kyo-chan: Weiss - Omi by Hi-chankyofujimiya on July 2nd, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
That sounds like the best quest ever, and I totally wish I could help!
A U R E L ♪♫♪aurelminuial on July 2nd, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
Just looking at that sauce makes my tongue burn@@;