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Philip P.


New York, NY

Member since:

January 29, 2013

What accounts for your passion for food prepared with hot peppers (chiles)?

I've always loved spicy food! In Korea I ate gojujong (don't hold me on the latinization) with every meal. In Malawi, the hot sauce produced there is a piri-piri sauce called Nali. I loved it so much I am starting a company to import it into the U.S., and give the profits to charity.

What country produces your favorite hot 'n spicy dishes?

That's hard to nail down. Besides Malawi (not well known) there's India, Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam, Szechuan province in's really hard to choose!

What IS your favorite hot 'n spicy dish? Why?

I had this excellent Chinese lamb barbecue in Korea. It comes on small sticks. You roll it into a dry rub and barbecue it yourself on a rack over a small coal fire in the middle of the table. The dry rub has great spices, anise among them. That and a big Tsingtao and you are set. Also, I LOVE jerk chicken. Kimchi jjiggae is amazing too.

What currently unfamiliar hot 'n spicy cuisine or dish are you most looking forward to sampling?

I'd like to try Ethiopian Wot. Or Shrimp Creole.

What is your favorite beverage with a hot 'n spicy meal? Your favorite dessert afterward?

Beer of course! Desert afterwards is tough. Maybe cheese cake? Or lemon meringue pie!


I am thirty six years old. I am married to a wonderful Belgian woman. We met in Malawi, Africa, lived for two years in South Korea, and now live in Bloomfield, NJ. I have always loved spicy food. I would love to meet others who share my passion.

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