I thought I was a great chili eater until I tried the habanero pepper, which is one of the most intensely spicy species of the chili peppers of the Capsicum genus. I have been eating lots of chili padi (bird’s eye chili) until I became immune to it. In one single meal, I could consumed closed to 30 of this chili padi and many people thought that this chili padi is already hot enough.
However, it was not until Cindy found a stall in the Lip Sin market that sells the habanero pepper that truly burns. Visually it looks deceivingly harmless but the moment the knife sliced into it, one could practically smell the aroma and the heat. When eaten, it burns the lips, tongue and anything that comes into contact with it in the mouth. Even after having eaten, I could actually feels the burning sensation in my stomach for hours. And the journey doesn’t ends there. What goes in has to come out and that is when it’ll burn “somewhere” else as it says goodbye. 🙂
When cutting, it is advisable to wear a glove so that in case our hands come into contact with any sensitive parts on our face later, it will not burn.
So far, I have eaten a few times of this habanero pepper but never once have I managed to eat more than one. The one that I’ve eaten is orange in color and about the average size of 1.5 inches. If you like hot and spicy stuff, you should give this habanero pepper a try.
According to the Scoville Scale Rating, Habanero Pepper ranks behind Red Savina and Naga Jolokia in terms of hotness or piquancy of a chili pepper as defined by the amount of capsaicin it contains. Now that I have tried the Habanero Pepper, I just couldn’t wait for the day when I have the chance to taste the world’s hottest chili according to the Guinness World Record…..the Naga Jolokia pepper aka Ghost Pepper, which should be many times hotter than habanero pepper.