The “Spicy Korean Ramen Challenge” that has been going viral, features the Samyang Hot Chicken Ramen. I’m sure you have seen some of the videos on the challenge online and how people are reacting to this extra spicy bowl of Korean goodness. Just give it a quick search on YouTube.

Its noodles are the typical Korean noodles – thick and chewy, while the seasoning and flavouring are delicious… Just prepare some milk or water by your side in case your mouth starts spitting fire. You’ve been warned.


You don’t need to understand Korean to know that the additional chilli was a bad idea….

Anyway, if you’re up to the challenge, you can get the Samyang Hot Chicken Ramen on Rakuten for only RM22.50! If you want to share the tears and spiciness with others, Qoo10 is selling the cup version of these noodles for RM40 for a pack of six. It may be a bit much, it is a must try for those who love a good burn!

Spiciness meter: 4 / 5

2.  Angel Sriracha Chilli Sauce


Reviews say that this has even more heat than the famous Huy Fong Sriracha Chilli Sauce. Angel Sriracha’s chilli paste is thicker and bound to burn your tongue even more. Authenticity-wise, you’ll have to try it yourself to find out!

If you just want to feel the tingling sensation in your tastebuds, then you have to try this hot sauce out – it goes well with anything.

chilli-fountainCili sos fountain anyone?

Get the hot sauce here on Rakuten!

Spiciness meter: 3.9 / 5

3. Ah Lai Penang White Curry Noodles

ramen Fishballs and tau pok not included.

Again, compared to the more renowned MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle, Ah Lai’s curry noodles tastes more like curry, and is richer in aroma. For those who don’t like sour-tasting curry, Ah Lai Penang White Curry will pique your tastebuds with its just-nice level of spiciness and sweetness.

If you are lazy to go shopping, head to Rakuten to stock up on these noodles. They are only RM19.90 for 2 packs of 8.

Spiciness meter: 3.5 / 5

4. Nando’s Extra Extra Hot Peri Peri Sauce

Don’t be too frightened by the name! Though it says “extra extra hot”, which is supposed to double the spiciness level literally, it’s not that hot. Well, it is slightly hotter than the “extra hot” flavour but still tastes similar to the other Nando’s sauces… So it’s not that much of a difference if you ask me.

However, the flavour is amazing, as are all Nando’s chicken/sauces. Good news for those who can’t take spicy foods, right? You can order from Nando’s on Foodpanda and try their variety of hot sauces available. Or, you can buy the Extra Extra Hot Peri Peri Sauce on eBay!


Spiciness meter: 2.8 / 5

5. Tom yum soup

Everyone should be familiar with this Thai dish! If you haven’t tried tom yum at least once in your life, you’ve not lived. Tom yum soup/noodles is famous for its distinct hot and sour flavours, with an abundance of fragrant spices. It’ll make you start sweating within minutes of consuming it! Tom YUM.

Thai Chili’s Restaurant & Bar has various authentic tom yum soups for you to choose from (like Tom Yum King Prawn Red/Clear Soup, Tom Yum Seafood Red/Clear Soup), at affordable prices. Order with Foodpanda here!

7. Suicide” chicken wings

The Americans have a penchant for chicken wings. Americans who love spicy food, love “suicide” chicken wings. The name itself suggests it: It’s so spicy that you’ll probably feel like death after eating the wings. Why? The wings are soaked in spicy stuff like smoked paprika, bhut jolokia (Guinness World Records certified this as the world’s hottest chilli pepper in 2007), tabasco sauce, and dried chilli pieces.

Want to take on the dare of trying bhut jolokia? Local eatery, Chilli Rush has their signature chicken wings that range from one to 10 spice levels, 10th having bhut jolokia in it. Their wings will provide you with a mouth-scorching experience like never before.

Check out this old 8TV feature to see the wings in action!

Address: 71A, Jalan University, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya.

Delicious but deathly!

Spiciness meter: 5 / 5

8. Kimchi jjigae

A spicy Korean stew made with kimchi, pork belly and tofu, this is one spicy dish that Koreans love having on cold days. Imagine there’s a storm raging outside, and you’re all snuggled up in your bed – kimchi jjigae gives you that sort of warm, comforting feeling. Kimchi itself is already extremely spicy and sour, and it being cooked with soup – I would say it’s kind of like tom yum soup. The spiciness and sourness will electrify your taste buds (though kimchi jjigae isn’t as bad as the suicide chicken wings)!

Want a taste of it? Check out Gangnam 88, a restaurant specialising in authentic Korean food. Thanks to Groupon, you get a Korean set meal for five, consisting of kimchi jjigae, rabbokki (spicy rice cake), dwaeji galbi (Korean BBQ pork ribs) and jeyuk bokkeum (Korean spicy pork stir-fry), from only RM55!

Check out Groupon for other Korean meal deals in your area!groupon

Spiciness meter: 3.7 / 5

*Be sure to take advantage of Foodpanda vouchers to enjoy discounts for your orders!