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Seeking Hua Jiao! What dish provides the most mala (spicy + numbing) sensation?

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Seeking Hua Jiao! What dish provides the most mala (spicy + numbing) sensation?

Prav | Jan 6, 2013 07:29 PM

I've never been a huge fan of Sichuan dishes because my primary experience is that they were all submerged in a bath of the same red chili oil.

However I've lately become hooked on the Dun Dun noodles and the Mapo Dofou at Thailand Cafe (the crappy Thai place in Cambridge which serves great Sichuan), even asking for extra "hua jao", so I can get my mouth numbing on.

Where can I maximize this complex sensation of hot and numb? For those familiar with my food allergies, caveat is NO sesame seeds or paste (Sesame oil is fine).

Thanks!

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