Phall, one the world’s hottest curries

The world's hottest curry

For those of you who think you  can cope with fiery food,  phall  (sometimes spelt fall, phaal, phal or paal) is a British Asian dish that is one of the hottest (often the hottest) on the menu.

Phall is basically a thick, tomato based curry made with Habanero or Scotch Bonnet peppers   (10 to 12 of them).  It originated in Indian Restaurants in the UK  so it’s not the most “authentic” dish and shouldn’t be mixed up with Phaal from Bangalore which is char-grilled without sauce and eaten as finger-food.

So is Phall spicy for the sake of it or does it actually taste of anything?

One point we noted from our research is that not many Asian people eat Phall. We think it’s a creation aimed at men (mainly) who want to prove they are “hard” by eating it.

A quick trawl of You Tube can show the after effects and we’re sure it’s a big hit amongst the Student community.

Some restaurants offer special prizes to those who finish the dish and some, such as the Brick Lane Curry House, take it even further by organising “The Phall challenge” – if you manage to finish it, you get a place on the Brick Lane P’hall of fame.

But is the pain worth the prize? One spokesperson said it is:

“An excruciatingly hot curry, more pain and sweat than flavour.”

Enough said we think.

 

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Author: newsdesk

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  1. I absolutely love spicy food and the Vindaloo just wasn’t doing it for me anymore.
    I’ve been eating the famous Phall curry throughout the years but be careful.
    You do actually get used to the heat and I find it gives your body a bit of a shake up, and have heard it’s good for you, now and again !
    What’s hotter then a Phall ?

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