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Extremely Hot Peppers Dish at Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant, San Francisco

Would You Eat This Hot Pepper Dish?

It's simply a fact that I love spicy food more than most: from Sriracha to Sambal Oelek and Tabasco to Tapatío, I've got every hot sauce around, and I pour it on everything. But last weekend, I ordered a dish at San Francisco's Old Mandarin Islamic restaurant titled "Extremely Hot Peppers." Its Chinese name is la si ni, which literally translates to "so hot it could kill you." This dish — about 95 percent chiles, and 5 percent chopped chicken — was so hot that two bites in, I had to stop and call out for more water. I've got a stomach of steel, but my intestinal lining was still reeling two days later. To date, the leftovers are still in my fridge, where they remain untouched. Tell me: would you give this dish a go?

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Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Jalapeño poppers are my fave! Of all time. I will never turn one down.
GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
@Susannah Chen LMAO! I read ya loud and clear. That is one of the reason why I shy away from peppers sometimes. It kind of reminds me of my mom's love of scotch bonnet pepper in practically everything. There are days where I wanna clothesline that woman for adding too much of it but ya know I wouldn't do it *lol*. But I can eat jalapeño poppers all day.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Gummibears, you'll be able to keep it going down. In fact, it might be too easy, if you catch my drift.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 5 years
I'd definitely try it. There's a Sichuan restaurant I go to where I like to order the "Hot Pepper Bath Chicken" so this sounds good to me.
GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
I would eat. The question is will I be able to keep it down?
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
:feedme: It does sound like something that should come in appetizer portions instead of a huge honking plate, though!
lauren lauren 5 years
I would try it but it might kill me!
EvieJ EvieJ 5 years
I love spicy foods, but I don't think I'd try this one.
ticamorena ticamorena 5 years
i do think i can take it - ever since incorporating scotch bonnet pepper into my diet my palate and stomach have become resilient beyond all expectations. nevertheless, too much capsicum can result in stomach ulcers and certain health problems; everything in moderation
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