Okay so it’s been a while since I’ve gotten anything that’s supposed to be really spicy. Well, This one claims to have ghost pepper in it – that’s the Bhut Jolokia, a pepper that’ll rip your head off and then kick it down the road. This one hails from Oni Hot Pot, a chain of restaurants in Taiwan. Never heard of them before – although I have had Taiwanese hot pot here in the US before. Let’s crack this one open and see what’s inside.
The back of the 4 pack (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add the noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of all sachets. Stir and enjoy!
The noodles – very wide with the ripply edges I like!
The first of three sachets.
Definitely soy sauce.
The second, what looks like an oil sachet.
Definitely has a spicy aroma.
A larger sachet than the others.
Soybean paste perhaps?
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are broad and flat with a nice chewiness. I also like the kind of scalloped edge on the noodles; very chic. The flavor is a serious smack of Ghost pepper; it’s about 20 minutes since I had a couple bites and it’s still burning my lips and tongue pretty good. What’s neat is that it tastes good as well, something many that are extremely hot don’t offer; sesame and soy sauce notes come through despite the fiery Ghost pepper blaze. Serious stuff and not for the weak hearted! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.
If you’re in warmer climes with lots of sun, give this a try! 20+ Bhut Jolokia / Naga Morich Seeds – Ghost Pepper
Looks like they use a LOT of bhut jolokia peppers at Oni Hot Pot! Wow!