The Habanero chili challenge

habanero chili

The Habanero chili pepper is rated as one of the hottest chili peppers in the world. I took the Habanero chili challenge at Frontera Bar & Grill at Jaya One. I ate the entire chili pepper raw in two bites and didn’t think much of it. Larry, the proprietor, told me that it only hits after five minutes…

Jesus Christ, I must admit, the chili started stinging at the 2 minute point and peaked at the 3 minute point. My eyes were watering and my nose was running.

habanero chili aftermath

I felt a little queasy after that and my taste buds were desensitized for about 15 minutes, but it was fun, and I would do it again. Take the Habanero chili challenge @ Frontera!

You man (or woman) enough? ;)

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25 thoughts on “The Habanero chili challenge

  1. HB, Scotch Bonnet or also known as Habanero is way too hot for lot of people. I like hot peppers in foods but Scotch Bonnet I just add to cooking. My sister try eating hot peppers by it self ended up breaking out in hive which lasted for 3 days. If eaten in other food she OK. Too much of acid in pepper cause it.

  2. Hey Dude, you out of it with the hottest pepper ever. My stomach can’t handle too. Just saying be careful what you are eating at times. Food challenge sometimes having people get ill from it.

  3. Habanero or Scotch Bonnet no way after getting hive from peppers eating it fresh. Too much acid in system cause hive. Now just in food cooked. Doctors said too much hot peppers cause stomach problems so just be careful in eating too much and dentists said hot pepper cause gums problems too. Well I worked in Medical Center with many doctors and reseachers.

  4. After last eating contest no way. I learn to be careful. It not even funny anymore now. I like hot foods but not straight hot peppers eating it. That certain Scotch Bonnet is too hot even added in cooking also. I stick to regular peppers.

  5. You’re at eating challenge again?!! Ahhhh not the hot peppers challenge!!! I not going to ruin my taste bud for that. No Way Dude!!!!

  6. Its look like the local tang loong chili. Is the origin of the chili from Mexico? Did you got a free treat since you promote the place ha..ha..

  7. I would never ever try eating that. I can’t even take the normal chilli and this is definitely out of my way! Cheers to you… hope you didn’t get any stomach upset after eating the Habanero.

  8. Dude, That too strong of a pepper. I try to use it in cooking and boy my mouth was on FIRE LIKE a DRAGON. Don’t try to eat it everyday. I had also hive from too much hot pepper. So now just once a week.

  9. Choonie: Yeah, it’s a very hot pepper. You should check it out if you like to eat chillis. You’ll love it. :)
    vincent: I wanted to see how it tastes like, eaten raw. It’s supposed to be very spicy and I love challenges. :)
    benjy8769: It’s fun, you should try it. :)
    Vince: Cili padi is nothing compared to this. I can eat cili padi raw without any problems and just thinking of it makes me drool. It’s not spicy compared to this pepper – this one is a killer. You should try it if you like spice. :)
    Vickie: My stomach was queasy for the entire night and it felt hot when I took a dump, but no other major side effects. ;)
    Alex: Yeah, and my date ate it as well, and she took it better than me! I was impressed.
    Amy: Thanks for your concern, I’m fine. I’m known as the guy with the cast iron stomach. I’ll eat anything, especially exotic food. :)
    Thomas: It’s called a Scotch Bonnet too eh? Interesting. I’m very good at speed eating foods which has gravy on it (not dry food like hot dogs) and I’m quite fast at it. I think I posted a video of myself speed eating once, it’s on my YouTube account.
    Keith: It’ll only be numb for half an hour tops, It’s worth it. :)
    Roland: Yeah, it’s from Mexico. Larry is an old friend of mine, he was kind enough to buy me lunch. :)
    eiling: My stomach felt very queasy after eating the pepper but it subsided after eating dinner. I did feel a burning sensation when I went for my morning bowel movement though. ;)
    goolooloo: I am known to be extremally good in handling physical pain and spicy food. :)
    I will challenge you, any challenge also can. From wasabi to cili padi. Someone challenged me on wasabi once and regretted it. ;)
    Call me when you’re in Sibu.
    Darren: Yeah, you definately have to check it out. Haha! You’ll love it. :)
    Roland: I saw that while googling for the hottest chili in the world. I’m going to try it, but I don’t know where to get it from.
    Importing food can be problematic.
    essentric: Nope, no side effects besides the “I got sand in my eyes” and “I’m getting the flu” thing. ;)
    suituapui: Yeah, surprisingly I could still feel it during my morning dump. Sister’s wedding post is coming up, I’m way behind on my posts since I don’t spend a lot of time writing when I’m on vacation.
    Jackie: Yeah, I love that feeling. It’s a little like a high in it’s own way. I think of pain as a high too. ;)
    Victor: Cheers mate! :)

  10. You do not want to eat the Jolokia raw. Over there they call it the ghost chilli, and that should say something. I like my spice as much as anyone else, but I’d rather not sacrifice my tastebuds for it.
    There’s also a kind of habanero called the Red Savina, #2 in the heat rankings, though I’m not sure if that’s what you had eaten.
    Good luck with the chillies 8-)

  11. Giant Sotong: Hmm…I’m not sure if this is the Red Savina, will check with Larry. I ate A LOT of different chilis that day.
    I’ve been busy with my sister’s wedding lately but now will be updating the long neglected comments and HDS project. Cheers! :)

  12. I just had 3 jolokias yesterday at the Hawaiian Grill in Hillsboro along with my regular “Dang Hot” teri-chicken. Wow, the burn lasted maybe 5-10 minutes but the stomach pains came 6 hours later and lasted for about 3 hours. From about 1/2 hr to 4 hours after eating them, I felt very giddy, like a good drug, that was a wonderful feeling but not the pain that came with it.

  13. hehehehe… tried it last nite! i must say: “chula” (it means cool in spanish)! it’s too nice dat u’ll go extremely eccentric (lol~) [nah… was juz laughin away while eatin em]. the secret is focus, concentrate and maintain composure. :) anywayz huaibin, way to go!

  14. pohlin: Heh! Glad you did! I love spicy stuff too! Hey, we should go check out the spiciest chilli pepper in the world! I’ll try and find it. I got some really awesome hot sauce from the US too! :)

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