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Chilli Festival Is Bringing The Heat To Adelaide

Madame Hanoi’s Chilli Festival has everything from the humble Jalapeno to one of the hottest chillies in the world.


There’s a hot new addition to Adelaide’s growing lineup of food and wine festivals.

Madame Hanoi is hosting their inaugural Chilli Festival at their multi-award winning bistro everyday until May 12.

Madame Hanoi’s Head Chef Raj Kumar has created a Chilli Festival menu that features chillies ranging from a Jalapeno with a Scoville rating of 2500-8000, right up to the Carolina Reaper, one of the hottest chillies in the world with a Scoville rating of 1,800,000 – 2,200,000.

Charred Eggplant | Image by Meaghan Coles

All of Chef Raj’s dishes have a chilli rating so guests can choose a hum of heat or a sweat-inducing spice feast.

You can expect to see a menu searing with spicy options. Think king prawns with red habanero oil, cucumber, papaya, lime and mixed herbs, and crispy chicken wings with sauces ranging from mild to the hottest you can imagine.

Crispy Chicken Wings | Image by Meaghan Coles

A highlight is the Pork Skewer Roulette where guests receive four skewers, three of which are mild and one of which is a Carolina Reaper. The only catch is that they all look exactly the same.

Cayenne Pork Skewers | Image by Meaghan Coles

The chillies have all been sourced by Wills and Daniel who have a stall at the Adelaide Central Markets, and are primarily from Queensland where the climate is perfect for super spicy chillies.

In addition to this, a local grower in Murray Bridge supplied all the cayenne’s.  

Spicy Beef Bao | Image by Meaghan Coles

Madame Hanoi Restaurant Manager Jake Williams has also designed two cocktails to feature on the menu.

There’s a super hot chilli mai tai and a cooling Cucumber gin and elderflower cocktail to cool the tastebuds.

And let’s not forget the desserts. Yes, there’s a Chocolate Chilli Cake and Honey and Chilli Ice Cream!

So if you’re wanting to spice up your lunch and dinner options, make sure you pop into the Chilli Festival at some point before May 12.

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