Heat Seekers: Our Spiciest Asian Recipes for Chilli Fiends

Set the heat levels to 10 with nine of our spiciest Asian recipes, including mouth-numbing Korean dishes, fiery Thai stir-fries, and bubbling Sichuan hot pots.

Korean chilli pork

Emboldened with gochujang (Korean chilli paste) and gochugaru (chilli powder), this pungent Daeji bulgogi is not for the faint-hearted.

Daeji Bulgogi

Chilli garlic beef

With this no-fuss stir-fry, you won’t believe how much heat you can cram into a 30-minute dinner! Try this Chilli garlic beef recipe.

Chilli Garlic Beef

Spicy basil fish

For a tempting Thai main that packs a serious punch, use a quality stir-fry paste with layers of flavour. Get the recipe here.

Thai Spicy Basil Fish Recipe - Pla Pad Kaprow

Chilli garlic prawns with Shanghai pak choy

Take five ingredients and one trusty wok, and you have the makings of a spicy Chinese meal that’s ready in minutes. Get the recipe here.

Chilli Garlic Prawns with Shanghai Pak Choy

Spicy stir-fried pork

Red curry paste adds its trademark kick to this lip-smacking Thai recipe. Get the recipe here.

Simmered beef in hot chilli soup

This Sichuan-style soup does not hold back, teaming tingling Sichuan peppercorns with piquant chilli bean paste. Check out the recipe here.


Spicy tofu hot pot

Korean kimchi makes an appearance in this bubbling Chinese broth, loaded with clams, tofu and pork. Check out the recipe here.

Healthy Tofu Delicacies for Dinner

Chuncheon Dak Galbi

You can tell by the colour of this chicken dish that it’s a real fire-starter. Let’s just say it’s ‘red’ for warning!

Chuncheon Dak Galbi

Chilli jam tiger prawns with crispy basil – by Gavin Morris

And you guys clearly love your heat, too, as shown in Gavin Morris’s entry for chilli jam tiger prawns in the CNY competition.

Want more spice in your life? Learn how to use Thai dried chilli peppers, or tone it down with these clever cooling tips.

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