Fucking spiciest Chinese food ever WTF

Double pepper chicken

We were hungry, lost, tired and kind of desperate. We were on a road where every restaurant seemed to serve nothing but Chongqing hotpot. After our Chengdu hotpot experience, the smell still kind of made me want to barf all over my shoes. Luckily, Mook spotted an okay-ish looking restaurant that served up enormous platters of different types of stir-fry dishes with a Chinese-only menu and absolutely incomprehensible names.

The menu

What do you want to order? Too much to ask for my kanji reading skills

The waitress didn’t speak a lick of English and everyone in the restaurant was staring at us, The Foreigners. Instead of walking around and browsing other people’s tables for something good, Mook went outside to point at a main dish that he’d seen on a poster while I struggled through the salad section and picked something that seemed ok. The waitress took our order and left. She came back with the salad and this:

Double pepper chicken

WTF

“Uhh… it looks a little different than it did on the poster,” Mook said. He thought he was ordering chicken with beans and paprika, but instead we got a gigantic plate of hot peppers, ginger and garlic with a few pieces of boney chicken tossed in. This dish had everything… spicy. Green chilies, red chilies, yellow chilies, pickled jalapeño chilies, and Sichuan peppercorns. And it cost a fortune for Chinese prices, a whopping 48RMB (€6.30). We had to eat the thing. Everyone at the restaurant stared in interest, and because we were sitting in front of the window, passerbys giggled as Mook and I coughed down the searingly spicy dish with teary eyes and runny noses.

What the fuck is this stupid dish??? I wondered. Do people really order this thing?? Who serves people a huge plate of nothing but hot chili peppers?? It’s one of those things you force people to eat when they lose a bet. I looked at the name on the menu but could only read two of the characters. Later on I googled it and facepalmed because I should have really known at the time.

双椒鸡

双 DOUBLE

椒 PEPPER

鸡 CHICKEN

What the faaaaark. Quadruple pepper chicken, more like it. Google Images had lots of pictures of a dish that looked similar to ours but had a lot less pepper and a lot more chicken. In the end we finished as much as we could, which wasn’t much, and left the rest in a gesture of generous restraint that must have flattered the chef immensely. This was our last full meal in China and it was definitely one to remember.

HOT HOT HOT HOT

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    • Semi

      Hahah nice one!! We’ve tried doing “bok bok” and “moo moo” with mixed results, but Mook is ace at miming “internal organs” to people so we’ve yet to order lungs or intestines without meaning to.


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