A BRAVE food vlogger has taken on the ultimate spicy challenge – by tackling five of London’s hottest dishes in a single day.
YouTube presenter and food fanatic Lew ‘Big Lew’ Richards took on dishes originating from China, the US, Vietnam and India, rounding up his chili-filled day by attempting to finish the World’s Hottest Curry.
Lew started his day in Shoreditch at the Vietnamese restaurant Viet Grill – here he was served a spicy beef Pho soup, which is traditionally eaten for breakfast in Vietnam.
He then went around the corner to Red Dog Saloon on Hoxton Square, where owner Tom Brooke waited on his arrival with a super-hot “Doomsday Burger”.
Despite managing to finish the entire dish, the self-proclaimed burger connoisseur Lew left the restaurant feeling like a “nuclear device” and confessed that the Doomsday Burger had successfully lived up to its title.
However Big Lew had bigger troubles to come when he visited Orange Buffalo on Brick Lane, to take on their signature “Viper Wings”.
Lew managed to eat just two of the wings, stating: “it was one of the single worst experiences of my life.” His next stop was at KAKI, a Sichuan restaurant situated on Caledonian Road.
There he was challenged to try their sea bass and frog legs in sizzling chili oil, which many say is one of the hottest Sichuan dishes on offer in London.
But Lew found that the spiciness of this particular dish fell short.
For his final challenge of the day, Lew headed to Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden to try the notorious Bombay Burner, which claims to be the World’s Hottest Curry.