Anyone who enjoys spice knows that serious heat can be both delicious and dangerous. Even the world’s fiercest chillies deliver bags of flavour alongside the fire.
However, it’s one thing to carefully balance contrasting tastes and textures to create a satisfying curry. It’s quite another to throw the eating experience out of the window and go for all-out pain.
In a bold move for a business ostensibly invested in hospitality, Kismot curry house in Edinburgh has created a dish that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. Ominously dubbed the “Kismot Killer”, the curry is made with “all of the top 5 Hottest chillies in the world” and has sent several diners to hospital. Make no mistake, the Killer is serious business.
According to the official description on the Kismot website:
“Kismot are very proud to be home of the World Famous Kismot Killer curry, if you have not yet heard about it we would like to introduce you to one of the worlds hottest curries, maybe THE hottest (sic.)!”
“We have sourced all of the top 5 Hottest chillies in the world (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) and together the combination we use and how the dish is cooked is mind blowing, super hot and will challenge even those with asbestos mouths (sic.).”
“If you finish it, its FREE (sic.)! Legal Disclaimer must be signed and 25% of the cost is also donated to charity.”
In some spicy cases, talk of disclaimers can be dismissed as bluster. Not so with the Killer. According to a 2011 BBC report, a curry-eating contest at the restaurant once ended up sending two competitors to hospital, one of whom described the experience as “...like I was being chainsawed in the stomach with hot sauce on the chainsaw.”
Watch the curry being eaten here:
As a warning to anyone considering eating the dish, the restaurant state that diners must accept that they “are totally aware that (they) are probably having the world’s hottest curry,” that “Kismot Restaurant will take no responsibility for (their) bodily functions after (they) eat the curry,” and that they “highly recommend (they) immediately put (their) toilet roll in the freezer when (they) get home” before they are allowed to eat.
When faced with something scary, it can be tempting to stiffen the sinews and rise to the challenge. In this case, unless you possess an iron a**hole, we suggest that discretion may be the better part of valour. Your stomach will thank you later.