Restaurants that turn up the heat with their spicy dishes

Friday, August 18, 2017
Spicy cuisine celebrated Saturday for National Spicy Food Day
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Katherine Whaley shows you which Houston restaurants turn up the heat with their dishes.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Saturday is National Spicy Food Day and Houston is full of dishes that can really turn up the heat.

Checkout Hara Masala at Himalaya restaurant on the southwest side of Houston.

Chef owner Kaiser Lashkari adds green chiles, cilantro and garam masala, south Asian spice blend, to make the chicken dish extra flavorful.

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The Avo Cavo Toast at Cavo Coffee packs an unexpected punch.

The sourdough toast is topped with avocado, egg and a spicy sweet honey-gochujang sauce, which is made with fermented red chile peppers.

The Jerk Chicken at Reggae Hut is so spicy, you just might break a sweat.

It is cooked for hours in a blend of more than a dozen Creole and jerk seasonings.

Can you take the heat? Let us know what you favorite spicy food dish is on the ABC13 Facebook page.

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