Man goes deaf after eating world's hottest noodles

Man goes deaf after eating world's hottest noodles
Published: 2016 September 01 18:07:30 (3873 Views)
A British man who took on a challenge to eat the world's hottest noodles ended up going deaf as a result.

Ben Sumadiwiria, 22, a chef from London, went to Indonesia where he found a backstreet restaurant that serves 'Death Noodles'.

Basically it is 4,000 times stronger than Tabasco and 100 bird's eye chillies, which has a rating of 200,000 Scoville units – the measurement for a food's hotness.

When Ben ate it, first of all he started sweating quite a lot, went very red, felt dizzy, then for a couple of minutes he couldn't hear anything.

He lost his hearing for two minutes, before throwing up outside in the street several times.



Ben downed half-a-dozen glasses of water, milk shake and ate a cold banana but was still dizzy from the intense heat in his mouth.

He said: 'This was definitely the hottest thing I've ever eaten. Within seconds of tasting them I was sweating and feeling sick.

'Everybody who tried them threw up outside the drain. They're known as 'death noodles' and some locals can even finish a whole plate, which is just crazy.'

Ben said he's done the calculations and the 'Death Noodles' in Jakarta are 'definitely the hottest noodles in the world'.

He added: 'You don't really taste the noodles, it's just pure heat with a tiny hint of noodles.

'My lips were burning and I couldn't feel anything. I've eaten wasabi and plenty of other hot food, and I'd take that any day over those noodles.'



Source - Metro

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