1. Bunny Chow ( Durban, South Africa)
Known locally as the Bunny, this dish consists of a fragrant curry, served inside a hollowed-out loaf of bread. Get the recipe here.
2. Camarones a la Diabla (Mexico)
Fiery shrimp with garlic, tomatoes, butter and yum yum yum. Get the recipe here.
3. Devil’s Curry (Malaysia)
The clue is in the name. This thing is spicy. Get the recipe here.
4. Çiğ Köfte (Turkey)
Like a steak tartare, but with an intensity from chilies that is said to ‘cook’ the meat. Get the recipe here.
5. Kaq’ik (Guatemala)
6. Doro Wat (Ethiopia)
7. Kothu Roti (Sri Lanka)
A rich stir-fry containing chopped up pieces of gothamba roti, makes this the perfect street food. Get the recipe here.
8. Goulash (Hungary)
Infused with paprika, this stew will keep you warm on winter nights. Get the recipe here.
9. Mosterdsoep (Netherlands)
There’s a lot going on in this creamy soup - the bite of mustard, the crunch of bacon, and the warmth building up inside you. Get the recipe here.
10. Machbous (Arabian Gulf)
Not unlike a risotto, this dish is a mix of prawns and spice and deliciousness. Get the recipe here.
11. Pica Pau (Portugal)
You can eat this dish as starter, or as part of pesticos (the Portuguese equivalent of tapas), but it will always be fantastic. Get the recipe here.
12. Mouth-watering Chicken (China)
Sichuan peppers make your tastebuds tingle. Get the recipe here.
13. Gado Gado (Indonesia)
The name translates as ‘mix mix’. All the ingredients in this salad are brought together by a spicy peanut sauce. Get the recipe here.
14. Sambaro (Tanzania)
This piquant side dish is tasty and light, sweet and spicy. Get the recipe here.
15. Ras El Hanout (Morocco)
This mouth-watering spice mix perfects everything it touches. Like this beef tagine. Get the recipe here.
For more recipes from all over the globe and to learn about the history and culture behind each dish, see Lonely Planet’s The World’s Best Spicy Food, available now from