best mouth-searing dish (2008)


You've got to look to the Sichuanese for the world's fieriest food, mainly because of their penchant for the simultaneous use of fresh chiles, chile flakes, and—most important of all—Sichuan peppercorns. To torture your mouth, go to SICHUAN DYNASTY and order "rabbit stew meat." Experience waves of searing heat, followed by the strange metallic prickle of the peppercorns.


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