With a wide array of epically spicy dishes to suit all spice lovers taste buds, Ma Ma Lat Lat has something for everyone (yes, vegetarians too!). This Sichuan gem is famous for its giant dry pots. Guests can choose from five different levels of spice and add up to 12 ingredients per pot. Make sure you include the fried lotus root slices and the sweet potato noodles, you’ll be so glad you came.
Ma Ma Lat Lat, G/F, 105 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2394 4332
Hong Kong’s only Michelin-starred Sichuan brand has opened an even sexier venue in Tsim Sha Tsui. With gigantic dragons spanning the walls, delight your taste buds with fiery fare while taking in the spectacular views of Victoria Harbour at Qi-Nine Dragons. Perfect for date nights in the seductive dimmed lights, be sure to order the Chili Dungeness Crab and the Mala Chicken to share. Head upstairs to Qi’s rooftop bar to enjoy a tipple or two after dinner.
Qi-Nine Dragons, 20/F, Prince Tower, 12A Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2799 8899, www.qi-ninedragons.hk
Did someone say cute wooden buckets with pieces of succulent chili chicken? Yes! We’re in! Round up your spice-loving girlfriends and take a trip to Cuisine De Hunan. Cheap and cheerful, it oozes authentic and spicy goodness. Make sure to order the Braised Fish Slices in Chili Oil and Sizzling Chili Sliced Potatoes, this place does some of the best.
Cuisine De Hunan, M/F, Nathan Tower, 518-520 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2986 9932
Busy but tasty, get your spice fix at Andy’s Chili Party with a group of friends on a Friday evening. Cheers with local beers to soothe your numbing tongue, and be sure to order the Chili-Fried Chicken Cubes and Spicy Ma Po Tofu.
Sassy tip: Although the address is in TST, it’s closer to walk from Jordan MTR station.
Andy’s Chili Party, G/F, Yau Shing Building, 182 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 5128 2456
The decor here is fabulously chic and the quality of food is even better. Choose from several spicy hotpot soup bases and take your pick from fabulous choices such as the Ox Tongue Cubes and the Da Hong Beef Platter to dunk into the steaming red-hot broth. Don’t forget to order the deep-fried Bombay duck with spicy pepper salt to snack on, it is absolutely divine.
Da Hong Pao Hotpot, 2/F, Amber House, 777-781 Nathan Road, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2702 2922
It’s certainly not new, but it is popular! The Spicy Chicken Bites with garlic and chilli are delicious, as is the Shredded Chicken and Green Bean Noodle Salad with sesame sauce. It also has good vegetarian options, including a Crème Brûlée made out of tofu!
Mask of Si Chuen & Beijing, Shop No. 33, G/F, MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station (Exit K), Kowloon, 2311 9233
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