6 Tongue-Searing Dishes in Los Angeles

Slideshow SLIDESHOW: 6 Tongue-Searing Dishes in Los Angeles

Spicy Miso Ramen from Santouka [Photographs: Joy Hui Lin]

They say the best cure for sweltering temperatures is to sweat it out with spicy food. Fortunately, the City of Angels is an ethnic-foods paradise for those who love their dishes with a kick. From a mild sesame-scented spicy miso ramen to an infamously incendiary chile toreado taco, every fiery offering brings a different kind of heat to the table. Here are six of the city's best palate-inflaming dishes, each one a delicious homage to Angeleno diversity.


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About the author: Joy Hui Lin is a spicy food aficionado, though she admits to wimping out before the ghost chile level. She blames this weakness on diluted Thai genes.

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