At least according to Shukan AKB’s Gekikara Challenge27 September, 2010 by Chad
Those who have watched Shukan’s Gekikara Challenge will be familiar with these. But for those who are up for a challenge here’s the compiled list of the 10 spiciest foods in Tokyo and directions to where you can find them.
#10. Chen Kenichi’s Mabo Tofu (陳建一 麻婆豆腐)
At number 10, but no less intimidating is the Mabo Tofu by the famous Iron Chef Chinese, Kenichi Chen. There are quite a few restaurants to the master chef’s name, however the show featured this branch in Kiba which specialized in his signature Mabo Tofu, made from a combination of 10 different spices.
Chen Kenichi Mabo Tofu Shop (陳建一 麻婆豆腐店)
Level 1, Fukagawa Gatharia Lotus Park
Kiba, Koto Ward, Tokyo (Map)
#9. Explosive Ramen (爆発ラーメン)
The Misoichi chain of Ramen eateries serves this appropriately titled Explosive Ramen noodles. Each bowl contains an entire Chinese soup spoon of ground chili padi. There are a dozen of these shops scattered throughout Tokyo but the Meguro branch is featured here.
4-5-1 Nakameguro Meguro, Tokyo (Map)
#8. Gekikara Habanero Shaved Ice (激辛ハバネロき氷)
Unique to Namjatown’s Soft Cream Bar is this cruel combination of Habenero Peppers and Shaved Ice. Don’t let the pleasant appearance fool you. Those hoping to down the seemingly harmless concoction quickly will be greeted with both the fury of the peppers and an unwelcome brain freeze. Habaneros are the 2nd hottest chili peppers in the world, behind only the Naga Jolokia (aka Ghost Chili), which is used in weapons like pepper spray and hand grenades.
Soft Cream Bar (ソフトクリームBAR)
Level 3, Sunshine City World Import Mart Building 2
Higashii-Ikebukuro Sanchome, Toshima Ward, Tokyo (Map)
#7. Mala Soup (麻辣湯)
As it’s name, Cheepao Maratan (Seven Treasures Mala Soup) is an eatery in Shibuya that specializes in Sichuan Mala. In recent years, Mala has become especially popular in Singapore too. Where it is served as the soup base in hot pots. The Sichuan peppers used to make Mala cause a distinct numbing sensation and the experience can be likened to eating anesthetic.
Cheepao Maratan (七宝麻辣湯)
Level 1, Setagaya Building
15-8 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya, Tokyo (Map)
#6. Super Gekikara Habanero Monjyayaki (チョー激辛ハバネロもんじゃ)
Monjyayaki is a watery version of Okonomiyaki native to Tokyo. This super spicy Monja from Asian Dining Nami includes multiple spoonfuls of chili powder and is topped off with habanero sauce for good measure.
Asian Dining Nami (ASIAN DINING NA味)
2-24-3 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo (Map)
#5. Gekikara Yukgaejang Gukbap (激辛ユｯケジャンクッバ)
Number five is this uniquely Korean beef stew. A mixture of rice, green chili, chili powder and fermented chili paste is left to simmer before being served in a hot pot. Interestingly, the shop is just located across the road from Cheepao Maratan.
Tondeji Korean Restaurant (韓国食堂トォンデジ)
16-7 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya, Tokyo (Map)
#4. Sudden Death Hamburg (サドンデスハンバーグ)
The Sudden Deah Hamburg is a spicy beef patty topped with a secret mixture of chili powder, chili paste as well as a special habanero sauce, that is 160 times spicier than Tabasco sauce. It’s served on a sizzling hot plate to ensure that the longer you procrastinate, the spicier it gets.
Devil’s Kitchen （デビルズキッチン）
PAL Shopping Mall
3-58-29, South Koenji, Suginami Ward (Map)
#3. Taiwan Winds Mala Hot Pot (台湾風麻辣火鍋)
At number 3, is this authentic Sichuan Mala Hot Pot. Like #7, it features a combination of chili powder, preserved chili paste as well as the numbing Sichuan peppers. Since it’s constantly boiling, the soup’s only going to get spicier as time goes by. Food items left to soak for too long will be particularly dangerous. Hopefully by then, most of your mouth would be numb.
Golden Gate (金秀門)
Level 1, S.Y. Building
3-9-13 Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward (Map)
#2. Dangerous Super Habanero Chicken (危険スーパーハバネロチケン)
#2 on the list was the Dangerous Super Habanero Chicken from Red Chili Restaurant. The show featured their spiciest level 5 wings. After they are fried, the wings are coated with Habanero powder, habanero paste and just for the heck of it, shreded habanero. As compared to jalapenos, which are typically used for other spicy wings, such as the ones served in Singapore, habaneros are 40-70 times spicier. SKE48’s Matsui Rena succeeded as the first person, out of the 130 who had previously tried the dish to finish the level 5 wings.
Red Chili Restaurant (赤ちり亭)
Basement 1, Center Building
25-5 Udagawacho, Shibuya , Tokyo (Map)
#1. Aquarius (アクエリスア)
Magic Spice is a new age fusion restaurant inspired by Indonesian cuisine. There they serve South East Asian typed curry, without the usual oiliness. The specialty here is a series of spiritual themed curries with amusing names like Awakening (the mildest), Nirvana and Paradise reflecting the near death experience. For this challenge, a special off-the-charts level curry was requested, Aquarius. It was made with chopped Prik Kee Noo, a chili from Thailand, which share a hotness level similar to the habanero on the Scoville scale.
MAGIC SPICE (マジックスパイス)
1-40-15 Kitazawa, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo (Map)
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