The 10 World’s Spiciest Cuisines
1. China: Situated in southwestern China, Sichuan is a region known for their spicy dishes that often combine fresh green and dried red chilies, red chili oil, and Sichuan peppercorns.
2. Mexico: Thanks to dishes packed with peppers like jalapeño and habanero, it's no surprise that Mexican cuisine is one of the spiciest in the world.
3. India: India's cuisine is diverse and filled with different flavors. But one can't ignore the spiciness when it comes to their food.
4. Bhutan: Traditional dishes like Paksha Paa pork are made with red-hot chili, and momo dumplings are filled with jalapeño peppers.
5. Peru: The primary Peruvian pepper is called aji amarillo, which is often made into a sauce and used in a variety of dishes.
6. Ethiopia: The spicy aspect of Ethiopian food is thanks to a mixture of spices called berbere. This mix contains chili powder, garlic, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and many other spices.
7. Malaysia: While not every dish in Malaysia is spicy, they do have one dish in particular that will bring the heat.
8. Ghana: Ghana is all about spicy food! The heat can be added to any dish thanks to shito, a hot paste based on ground black pepper, palm oil, and sometimes anise pepper.
9. Thailand: You can find many fried dishes and spicy soups packed with aroma and chilies that will make your mouth water.
10. Italy: Italians are not very keen on spicy food, but if you want some spice, head to the southern region of Calabria.