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Naga Jolokia - The worlds hottest chili found in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Naga Jolokia
Naga Jolokia is not too well known around this region, but a recent trip with a friend of mine to taste the hottest chilli in the world ended up with a mouth full of Iced Chinese Tea. Nine cups of it!

There it was, a shabby, run-down looking shack somewhere in Jinjang Utara district where they serve this chilli with Yong Tau Foo.

I was not too sure what to expect, but my friend Kenny kept telling me, 'You sure explode wan la, sure you can take it?' and I kept thinking to myself, it is really going to be that bad?

Well, anyway, this is an amazing experience everyone must try once in their lifetime.

Edit: There has been an update on the Naga Jolokia Chili in Kuala Lumpur below. Please read that at the end of this story. 

Naga Jolokia Chili Kuala Lumpur

Jinjang Yong Tau Foo Stall ShopThe roadside shack selling Yong Tau Foo

So as it was quite easy to find, the shack is located along School Lane in Jinjang Utara (If you know where this is).

Sorry, there are no GPS coords; Kenny from Riblees brought me here by an instinct of remembering the way there.

This place is old school if you ask me, as these days, many depend on GPS and Google Maps for directions. The shop is open from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday and closed on Monday.

KL Naga JolokiaNice and simple layout

Locals chilling out

Yong Tau Foo with Naga JolokiaSelection of Yong Tau Foo

You will be greeted by the selection laid out on the table for you to pick and choose on walking in. Also, ask for the daily special as they have something different every day.

Malaysia Yong Tau FooYong Tau Foo - What the both of us had for lunch

Photo of Yong Tau FooYong Tau Foo

I just want to add that after eating the food here, I would gladly say that it tastes better than many other Yong Tau Foo places. Well, so much better than the famed Ampang Yong Tau Foo.

Yong Tau foo stuffed with Naga Jolokia
The Naga Jolokia stuffed in the Yong Tau Foo.
Costing RM1.30 per piece and consists of two chilis wrapped, I would say the price is really a good deal considering how exotic and rare this chilli is. 

I understand that only two places in KL serve Naga Jolokia Chili with Yong Tau Foo. (Again, this was based on the year 2009 when the article was written)

Malaysia Naga Jolokia ChiliNaga Jolokia Chili cut up into pieces before eating.

The trick here is to cut up the Naga Jolokia chilli into a few pieces and then try it. Well, it would be wise for first-timers to keep this for the last after finishing the other items.

Here's my eat log - I put one piece of naga jolokia cut chilli in my mouth. The initial taste was blank. I was speechless for about 10-15 seconds.......then it hit me! Right there.

Never before in my life have I tried anything this hot and spicy. I could not believe the spiciness; my nose started to water and leak, followed by some eye tear.

The stinging effect lasted a good 1 hour. By then, my friend and I had downed 9 glasses of Ice Chinese Tea!

So, are you ready to try some? Man or woman enough? As for me, no Naga Jolokia chilli for a long time. Long, long time! Yong Tau Foo, sure. Anytime!

Chili Spiciness is measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU)

Normal Chili - 1,500 SHU

Habanero Chili - 200,000 to 300,000 SHU (3rd hottest in the world currently)

Naga Jolokia - 850,000 to 1,100,000 SHU

Jinjang Yong Tau Foo Business Hours:
8.00 am to 6.00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday
Closed on Monday

Map to Naga Jolokia in KL

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Edit: After much discussion and comments made here, it has decided that this is not the actual Naga Jolokia chilli but a jolokia family branch. My apologies for this.


This is nowhere near the real one for avid chilli lovers, but this is still considered super spicy for normal chilli lovers.

I mean, in local terms, it's still hotter than the normal chilli padi or bird's eye chilli found in KL. I guess I am still on the hunt to find the original Naga Jolokia Chili in Kuala Lumpur.


Jenn said...

I thought Bhut Jolokia was the hottest. Lokes ordered a few botols of it. Same thing? I like the name Naga better lol. Awesome stuff!

Malaysia Asia said...

Hello Jenn, thanks for the visit. You are correct, Bhut and Naga are the same actually. The Bhut is stumpier and this is like a different strand of the Jolokia family in Malaysia. It looks more like the Red Chili here only a little smaller but packs the same power.

CathJ said...

Where is this?? KL???

Malaysia Asia said...

Hello Cath, yes this is in KL, Jinjang Utara. :)

shloke said...

Hey! I'm staying in Kepong Baru. Never heard of this Jinjang shack selling twin Naga Jolokia. I love chillis and I believe I can eat lots of them. NO JOKE - I can really eat these 'red devils'!

I'll pay a visit this coming weekend :)


Malaysia Asia said...

Hello Mylo, thanks for the visit! Yes, please let me know what was the outcome of your visit there!


Jason said...

Hey there.. I am a Chiliholic! Hehe.. I would like to try how spicy is Naga Jolokia... Will pay a visit soon!~

Jim said...

Hi there, you mentioned 2 places which serves jolokia in KL ? Could you tell me which is the other place ?

Malaysia Asia said...

Hello Jim, well, honestly, I found out about the other place from the lady at this place. She was the one who told me that there is one place in Petaling Jaya. I am still looking for it.

If you do find it before me, please let me know here. Thanks.


Unknown said...

Thanks for the information
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Malaysia Asia said...

Hi Sunil, awesome! Just be prepared.


kayakmama said...

Hi David, I have been hearing about naga jolokia for a while. I myself have a little habanero plant on the side yard of my home. Darn, those things are killers.
And I love Yong Tau Foo. Every time I go home to M'sia, I eat, and eat and eat.
Bye from LA. Kayaker

Malaysia Asia said...

Thank you Kayakmama, are you Malaysian?


Wan Kidd said...

Googling the words "Naga Jolokia Malaysia" brought me here. NICE.

Thanks for the info.

Yin Teing said...

Hi David,
Not sure if you are aware of the blogforFT contest via the url: http://www.blog4ft.com/. I found out about it after the organiser left a comment on a blog post. Since you run a travel blog, I was thinking you may want to just submit a post or two- but it talking bout KL only.
Btw, cool new look on your blog.

Malaysia Asia said...

Wan Kidd, thanks :)

Yin Teing, thank you for the information. I have seen the BlogForFT contest in Oct but I think I will give it it pass. Maybe the next one as I do not want to rush my blog postings. Also, glad tat you like the new look.


Jim said...

I recently went to this place to try out the chilly and sorry to say this is not the dreaded jolokia. I've had habaneros before with rating of 150,000 to 325,000 scovilles. The jolokia is rated at 15,000,000–16,000,000. The ones served at this place is nowhere as spicy as habaneros and jolokias are shorter in length and stumpier as compared to the long ones here. If anyone does come across authentic jolokias please let me know :)

Anonymous said...

I dont think the chilis is hot there.Just like normal. Funny...had been used to eat there so many times but never heard before people say those comments.

Anonymous said...

sori to disappoint u ppl..these arent the bhut jolokia as what u thot...first and foremost do youtube for naga jolokia videos..or wiki thm to get a better visual of tis things..they don look anything close to these so called "jolokias"...for latest intel naga/bhut jolokia has gone 2nd on the scoville chart...toping tht is the naga viper..cheers ppl

Malaysia Asia said...

Hi Anon, thanks for the heads up. I suspect that this could be a hybrid of the jolokia family probably grown somewhere around in Malaysia.

Anyway, all the cross-science and facts, I do hope that some of you will go check it out to let some sweat off.

Cheers and Happy New Year 2011!

Unknown said...

i have taste them and i can assure u its nowhere near a bhut jolokia. not even a bird's eye chili!. the mild burn just lasted less them a minute.
the aunty there was telling me "ini pedas ar" she repeated a few times. haha. i just shook my head :)
its just a c. annumm.

Anonymous said...

LOL those are not bhut jolokia!! how i know? coz i got bhut jolokia growing at by backyard >:]

Anonymous said...

interested in selling some of ure bhuts ?

Anonymous said...

you have no problem getting them from here http://fataliiseeds.net/ :) happy growing

Anonymous said...

not even close to naga jolokia. Please google for this chilli before giving it a name. Naga jolokia is shorter in length and the surface of the chilli is rough and uneven.

Anonymous said...

Yeah this is not bhut jolokia as i have grown it at my yard... And yes it is really hot... Blistering hot...