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GUIDE: Spicy Dishes in Metro Manila for Your Fiery Cravings

GUIDE: Spicy Dishes in Metro Manila That’ll Solve Your Fiery Cravings

Treat your chili-loving hearts with these dishes found in the metro!

Another year is about to pass, and as the breeze becomes colder, we can’t help but seek ways to warm ourselves up. And for the foodies, one way to find some satisfying heat is through our palates. In other words, nomming on spicy food.

If you’re craving for such sweat-inducing foods, then this list is here to help you out. We’ve rounded up some dishes and snacks in the city that will give you an anghang hangover!

Red King

Ramen Nagi

For chili-heads who love having a hearty bowl of ramen, then Ramen Nagi’s Red King must be a staple when one’s spicy needs hit. The dish has Tonkotsu broth as its base, with pork chashu, red minced pork, garlic, vegetables, kikurage, and fire sauce swimming with the ramen noodles.

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Spicy Chinese Noodles

Caution Hot!

Another noodle dish for your heat-seeking taste buds comes from Caution Hot whose menu is actually headlined by their Spicy Chinese Noodles. Their ramen bowls offer a lot of possibilities with its mix-and-match broth and mix-ins. You also get to choose the degree of spice in your ramen, and if you’re feeling feisty, you can choose ‘Ultimate Burn’.

87 Magiting St., Teachers Village, Quezon City
– 17 East Capitol Dr., Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Curry Level 10

CoCo Ichibanya

CoCo Ichibanya’s curry offerings are well-known and loved, but it is most often appreciated with just a hint of spice. If you are determined to go all out on the spice scale though, just grab a level 10 curry and enjoy your smoldering meal while keeping a cold drink within reach.

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Spicy Lechon

Rico’s Lechon

Who can resist the beloved lechon? Crispy red skin on the outside, and soft juicy meat on the inside. Now if you’re someone who appreciates adding heat to the most indulgent meals, then the Spicy Lechon of Rico’s Lechon is your best bet.

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Now we won’t skip some of the fast food favorites. KFC’s Zinger is a chicken fillet burger with a tolerable hint of heat. It may not be thriving that much in the spice-o-meter but with KFC’s quality fried chicken fillet, the Zinger has become a go-to comfort food for fans of spicy fare. If you do want something spicier, you can always order their Red Hot Chicken.

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Spicy K-Style Fried Chicken


Another fast food favorite to spice up your meal is Bonchon’s Korean-Style Fried Chicken in spicy flavor. We do love the glaze on our crispy chicken especially with sweet and salty flavors, but the spicy take also has its place in our chili-loving hearts.

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Red Hot Chili Fingers


Fireside’s famous Buttermilk Fried Chicken is also known for the delicious spice it can offer. But if you want to amp up the heat the next time you eat, then you should pick their Red Hot Chili Fingers, which combine the already spicy buttermilk with a hot and sweet sauce.

– Ground Level, Central Square 5th Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio High Street Central, Taguig City
– Level 3, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong

R1, Power Plant Mall Hidalgo Drive, Makati

Spicy Garlic Overload Crab

Mao Jia Hunan Cuisine

Garlic, spice, and a hefty crab combined. Mao Jia Hunan Cuisine specializes in spicy dishes that include the Spicy Garlic Overload Crab– a tempting crab buried in a generous amount of fried garlic mixed with slices of chili. If you want to binge-eat spicy food, then check out their other hot offerings.

Bagtikan St., San Antonio Village, Makati City
Ground Level, Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Ave., Greenhills, San Juan

Tom Yum Goong


Photo: Azuthai on Facebook

A popular dish in Thailand, the Tom Yum Goong is a hot and sour prawn soup with Kaffir lime leaves, coriander, and lemongrass. The spice it offers at AzuThai is actually tolerable, but if you really want to up the notch on the heat-scale, then be sure to tell them to spice things up when you order.

Ground Floor, Milkyway Building, 900 Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City

Chili Dog

Mimi & Bros.

Another spicy snack for your fiery cravings is the Mimi & Bros. Chili Dog. Just a look at the heap of chili and cheese embracing a juicy frank and our spice-loving mouths couldn’t help but water. You can also check out their Chili Fries and Chili Nachos for additional chili-fied options.

Ground floor, Crossroads, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Want to share your favorite spicy dish in the metro? Connect with us!

Homestream images from Ramen Nagi on Instagram, the KFC website, and AzuThai on Facebook.

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