I wrote about Rice & Roll By Xing Xing a few weeks ago and talked about their spicy garlic ramen dish which I was completely fascinated by. It was my latest obsession. You could order the dish at any spice level from 0-7. I’ve only had it up to 5 and decided finally to give 7 a try.
1920 E Pawnee
Wichita, Kansas 67211
Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 7pm
Closed on Monday
When I placed my order, I think they were a little hesitant. I said seven and they said, “Seven????” at least that’s what the tone sounded like. It was as if they were warning me.
When I picked up my meal, it was cool to see that it came with a free barf bag in case I couldn’t take it anymore and threw up.
I love spicy foods yet have had a tendency to take it too far on multiple occasions. Hot spicy food contests used to be my thing even though I never completed one aside from the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ challenge.
Well I opened up the container and there was plenty of food awaiting me. The dish included meatballs, shrimp, and crab meat. You could literally see and smell the heat.
For comparison, here’s the 0-1 spicy level.
Here is the 5 spicy level.
Here is the 7.
I grabbed my chopsticks and dug right in. After the very first bite, I started coughing so hard like I inhaled a pepper or something. At first, I though it was fine but then the heat came at me like a freight train. On the second bite, the heat came at me harder and unexpectedly that I literally farted in my seat. That was a first and quite embarrassing. On the third bite, I was having problems breathing, couldn’t taste much, was in pain and coughing. Did I just get the coronavirus?
After a quarter of the way through, my lips were numb, my nose was sweating, my butt couldn’t even manage another fart and I put myself out of the misery and closed the container. It was good and I probably could have finished half of it but didn’t want to deal with any later repercussions or consequences my body would give me.
I think I’ll stick with the 5 next time.
If you’ve never been to Xing Xing, here’s their menu:
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