Habanero Pepper

Habanero Pepper

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.

Habanero Pepper

Habanero Pepper

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.

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11 Comments on Habanero Pepper, Have I Found My Match?

  1. Aaron Tan says:

    OK you are now a confirmed OBSESSIVE CHILI TASTER!

  2. Alvin Cheong says:

    Chili gives me the kick when it comes to food. Typical Penang lang.

  3. Justin Choo says:


    I think you brain must have been connected with special electric wire to be so smart in computers and able to withstand extreme heat, which includes eating extremely hot chillies!!!

  4. Randolph says:

    Hi. I am heading for Penang this weekend. Can you tell me where I can buy the habaneros peppers. I use it for an alternative cancer cure.


  5. Alvin Cheong says:


    There is a stall at the Lip Sin new market that sells this habanero pepper. You can get it there.

    Didn’t know that it could be used to cure cancer.

  6. Randolph says:

    Thanks, Alvin. Yes, it sounds like very oddball, but it can be used as part of a very serious alternative cancer treatment.

  7. William says:

    Is this Lip Sin stall in Penang or KL? Also I’m from KL

  8. Alvin Cheong says:

    William, it is in Penang.

  9. susie says:

    hi .. have any idea where i can bought from kl ? or selangor area?

  10. Tan says:

    Hey, how much you pay per Kilo?

  11. Alvin Cheong says:

    Tan, I’ve never bought it that much before. Usually I will buy in small packets. Come to think about it, I’ve already stopped buying it for some time now. Not sure if they are still selling it at that market.

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