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It Was Lit: We Tried To Conquer The #KTOWNSPICYCHALLENGE

“Dude, I heard there’s this dish here in Koreatown, at this joint called Yup Dduk, that claims to be the spiciest in Los Angeles. They call it the KTown Spicy Challenge or something.”

My buddy Mike, who runs the @Koreatown Instagram handle, piqued my interest immediately with this little tidbit. If there’s anybody that knows KTown well, it was him.

When it comes to spicy food, my tongue’s threshold is that of any average mortal, with a sensitivity that likes to call it quits once it hits habanero territory. I can handle spicy food just fine, but really, I’ve never been the type to go out of my way to put myself through any sort of punishment, especially when it comes to eating. So for me to even consider putting my trusty palate through unprecedented levels of heat speaks more to my dangerous curiosity than anything.

They say its the spiciest dish in L.A., eh? Hmm, bet. I mean how bad could it actually be, right?

I enlisted the help of my good friend Wally, a well-versed foodbeast in his own right, to help me tackle the daunting task that is the #KTOWNSPICYCHALLENGE.

Pandora’s Box opened up at the corner of 6th and Normandie, in the heart of Los Angeles’ Koreatown, the location of Yup Dduk. Its specific contents? A gigantic bowl of veritable magma. Peep the fiery deets: Korean rice cakes (ddukbokki), ramen noodles, sausages, fish cake, cheese, and a lethal helping of the spiciest pepper in all of Korea, the Ttangcho pepper.


At first bite, the Ttangcho introduced itself to me assertively, smacking sense into all my left brain function, letting me know that yes, curiosity always kills cats, and that I was now clinging to just a few of those proverbial nine lives from here on out.  I’m re-thinking all known reason at this point.

But Diddy would be proud, because there ain’t no bitchassedness in these dudes. I shoveled in more of the molten lava, willing myself to go on. Each bite felt like tongue-kissing the devil while riding Rapidash bareback.

Yet to be pummeled by wave after wave of the spicy ddukbokki was quickly taking it’s toll. I look over at Wally and manage to blurt out half-meant encouragement.

“Yeah, we got 2% done bruh.” Wally’s deadpan delivery let some of that realness sink in: Ttangcho ain’t going nowhere but right through us. We were both sweating like two pigs on a spit, rotating closer and closer to our expected demise. The end was near, and were it not for a few rallying comments from our awesome viewers of this spectacle’s livestream, then our fates would have been sealed a lot quicker.

Wally and I tapped out nearly 30 minutes later, spirits singed, tongues wagging, scorched earth left in the wake of the #KTOWNSPICYCHALLENGE. It claimed two more lives that day, business as usual for L.A.’s spiciest dish.



Location: Yup Dduk LA, 3603 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020

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Of Course A Korean BBQ Joint Would Make Great Jerky


A few weeks ago, we wrote that popular Korean BBQ chain Gen offered a delivery service where you could get your frozen meat delivered anywhere. We had no idea, despite many visits to the Korean BBQ house, that they actually made beef jerky.

A feature of Gen Delivers is that you can order bags of beef jerky online. Kind of an add-on to your frozen meat order, or simply if you’re in the mood for jerky and nothing else. The flavors are : Spicy, Hawaiian, and Cajun.


They weren’t bad, and in fact, a pleasant surprise.

We passed the bags around the office to see what fellow Foodbeasts thought of the product. Here’s what the few that weren’t taking an afternoon nap had to say:


Initial thought: the bag should come with a plastic zipper so it’s resealable. The Hawaiian’s good.


What jerky company is making jerky with legit cuts and KBBQ-level marinades?


I feel like jerky is either the really soft delicious kind or the super hard gas-station kind and this somehow sits in the middle.

Each bag is about $6, which you can order from Gen’s online delivery store.



A Preschool Teacher Used Hot Sauce To Waterboard A Special Needs Toddler As Punishment


A four-year-old with special needs was essentially waterboarded with hot sauce as a punishment by his preschool teacher according to his outraged mom.

The incident occurred at Friendship Pediatric Services in Arkansas, a special needs daycare where the preschooler was receiving speech therapy.  The four-year-old, had reportedly hit a friend and apparently the teacher decided forcing hot sauce down his throat was a reasonable punishment.

The child’s mom discovered what happened after she had to pick him up for vomiting uncontrollably. She figured it was just a stomach virus of some sort until the kid told her he was given hot sauce, a word she didn’t think he even knew. According to KATV, the mom worries this could have been ongoing or happening to other kids.

“It must have been forced because he wasn’t just like, ‘Here give me some hot sauce.’ He said he was crying and had to get water and it was nasty. I don’t know if this was the first time or he was the only child.”

The incident prompted her to confront the teacher and get the police involved. It’s still under investigation, but according to a police report, the teacher even admitted the preschool’s director that she administered the extreme punishment saying it’s common in her culture for kids to be punished that way.

According to Arkansas Department of Human Services, who are investigating the incident the only punishment that should be given is timeouts. So, you know, not the one the CIA used as a torture method.

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Why You Should Never Take A Shot Called The Spicy Redhead [WATCH]

I recently attended my cousin’s 21st birthday, and this little asshole casserole was being fed froofy ass shots like a Buttery Nipple and a Redheaded Slut, and he was loving it. I stepped in to rock that little slut’s face off with some manly man shots, and that’s when I realized that the only two shitty shots I knew were the Gorilla Fart and the Four Horsemen. Right in that moment is when I decided to travel from bar to bar, trying to learn what exactly were…

The Worst Shots Ever

Hayley and I ended our inaugural run of the show with three shots at Rudy’s Pub & Grill. Not because that place is particularly special or anything (although they do have an awesome atmosphere for football on Sundays), but because our awesome bartender Jenn happened to know three terrible shots to make for us.

Our last shot of the day was the aptly named Spicy Redhead. By this time, Hayley and I were hammered and very few things were making sense to me. Above all else, I was shocked that I hadn’t vomited, and not from the number of shots we drank, because I can drink a lot, I’m very powerful. No, I was surprised we didn’t vomit because of the types of shots we were taking. They were all awful. With that being said, I still believe the worst shot ever is out there, and dammit I intend to find it.


Photo Credit: Daily Mail 

Fast Food

KFC Tweeted A Hand Job Ad And Folks Are PISSED

We’ve all heard the term “sex sells” but Kentucky Fried Chicken brought that statement to an uncomfortable visual reality in a tweet early Friday morning. And the Internet got pissed!

Posted about 12:00 am PST, KFC Australia tweeted the above ad previewing their new “Hot and Spicy” chicken campaign. But no one seemed to appreciate the humor in seeing a young woman eagerly reach into (hopefully) a pixelated bucket of chicken resting on a man’s genital region.

Once KFC Australia “realised” the tweet was confusing — some thought it might be jerk chicken


— and offensive, since it looks like the dude is getting a hand job — KFC, most likely feeling a little hot and spicy in the face, removed the tweet and issued an apology. 

Hopefully, from now on when KFC Australia tries to sell us their breasts again, they’ll be a little more respectful.

I mean, c’mon, this isn’t Hooters.

Fast Food

How To Make Wendy’s Value Menu Right At Home


Brothers Green Eats, the guys behind creating the entire Taco Bell Menu at home, are at it again with yet another fast food menu. This time, it’s Wendy’s delicious value menu.

Well, part of it anyways.

While they’ve only released “Part 1” of the Wendy’s series, the two guys tackle quite a few popular items from the inexpensive fast food menu. This includes dipping sauces (BBQ, Ranch and Honey Mustard), Chicken Nuggets, the Spicy Chicken Go Wrap and the Value Chicken Sandwich.

Guess they wanted to get all the chicken recipes out the way.

We expect to see them make a Frosty and possibly Wendy’s famous chili in the follow up, which we’ll update the article with once it drops.


This Bottle Of Vodka Is 200 Times Hotter Than Sriracha

No matter how tough you think you are when it comes to spicy food, chances are you will look at this and simply say, “Na, fam. Not tryin’ to die today.” Yeah, it’s that hot.

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The ‘Hot Enough’ Vodka Co. came out with the hottest alcohol in the world back in 2012, known as the Naga Chilli Vodka. The vodka is infused with a chili pepper called the Naga Jolokia, or more commonly referred to as the “ghost chili.” According to the spice fiends over at Chilli Wizards, the Naga Jolokia pepper clocks in at an insanely high number on the Scoville scale, ranging anywhere from 800,000 to 1,000,000.

In case you don’t know, the Scoville scale is the scale used to determine how hot or spicy something is. For example, Tabasco Original Hot Sauce would be around 3,750 Scovilles, while Frank’s Original Hot Sauce comes in at a measly 500 Scovilles.

The Naga Chilli Vodka, now that you have a general idea of where things would be located on the scale, practically breathes fire with a whopping 100,000 on the Scoville scale. But wait, there’s more…

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The original version with 100,000 was released in 2012, however they’ve amped it up since then, creating a bottle that pushes 250,000 and the hottest one of all, clocking in at an insane 500,000 SCOVILLES! One chili-loving expert over at Masters of Malt was quoted saying, “What’s that? No, I’m not crying…my teeth feel weird. Are my lips swelling? Get that stuff out of my sight.”

The 500,000 Scovilles bottle of Naga Chili Vodka is nearly as strong as the weakest pepper spray on the market, which is still ridiculously painful. Still think you can handle it? Yeah, everyone does.

If you order a bottle from the Masters of Malt and have an interesting, sad or crazy story to go along with it, let me know! Also, don’t be a hero.



via Metro UK, Masters of Malt

Fast Food

Wendy’s Ghost Pepper Chicken Sandwich And Fries Return


Last year, Wendy’s introduced their customers to two popular ghost pepper-based items. These were the Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich and the Ghost Pepper Fries. Now, the fast food chain is bringing those items back.

The Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich is made with a white meat chicken breast that’s cooked with Wendy’s spicy blend. It’s topped with diced jalapeños and a ghost pepper sauce served between two red(ish) jalapeño buns. The Ghost Pepper Fries are drenched in a cheese sauce and topped with jalapeño chunks, shredded cheddar cheese and a ghost pepper sauce.

Might want to get a milkshake to offset all that spice.

You can get the Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken for $4.99 and the Ghost Pepper Fries for $1.99. Prices may vary depending on location.