Following the success of their annual Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest and the crowds that came to see competitors sweat it out in the name of ring-of-fire fun, this year The Beijinger has decided to go one step further and offer the same experience to the Beijing masses with the inaugural Hot & Spicy Festival!
Come April 14th -15th, crowds will gather in Galaxy SOHO as the summer slowly encroaches, with more than 40 vendors representing cuisines from approximately 20 countries onsite to sling their spiciest wares in the name of chili love.
Expect food as varied as Texas hot wings to Yunnan fried tilapia, American barbecued spicy ribs to Sichuan pepper pork, Mexican quesadillas to Japanese “devil’s” fried chicken, all with one thing in common – their inherent and habit-forming heat.
The Beijinger also plans to have the best beers in town to put out the fire inside alongside fiery cultural performances to get you hot under the collar. Then there’ll be their annual Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest, where the most daring of Beijing’s chili eaters will consume the world’s hottest peppers for prizes and sweat-drenched bragging rights.
So scorch your calendars now and prepare your best asbestos mouth for this April’s Hot & Spicy Festival, a celebration and coming together of the world’s disparate spice-loving communities. If nothing else, it should once and for all break the stereotype that foreigners can’t eat spicy.
To get you salivating, here are several countries and regions already preparing to burn your lips:
- United States
- plus a bevy of fusion cuisines and local street foods that defy categorization …
Official After Party
Club Mix will be the venue for the 2018 Hot & Spicy Festival official after party spot. show your wristband from the festival at the door (Saturday or Sunday) and get free entry!!
The Event details
Event Date: Saturday, April 14th; Sunday, April 15th
Time: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Venue: Galaxy SOHO
Entrance Fee: RM 25/day RMB 20/day (advance)
Get tickets here!
Tickets are for entrance only, food and drinks not included.
*Tickets can not be refunded after the sale.