If you've ever had the concurrent thoughts, "I wonder where I can find the spiciest noodles in the world" and "I wonder if I could handle eating a whole bowlful of them," let this guy give you both answers: Indomie Abang Adek in Indonesia; and hell to the no.
Ben has his own YouTube channel, Awesome Eats, meaning eating insane stuff—snake with cobra blood, pork knuckles, a whole bucket of KFC—is all part of his well-earned title.
So when he tells you to keep your mouth away from some food because he can't handle it, it's likely best to heed his advice.
Ben traveled with some friends to Indonesia, where he ate at Indomie Abang Adek, home of, as the YouTuber will repeat to no end, "the spiciest noodles in the world." (Or, at least, the spiciest noodles intended for consumption by the public.)
The noodles in question are cooked with 100 bird's eye chilies, each of which run about 100,000 to 225,000 units on the Scoville scale. They're called "mampus" noodles—which translates to "death."
After just one bite, the effects become physically apparent.
As he eats, Ben is forced to strip down to his underwear in the middle of the restaurant, trying to cool his tongue off with ice cubes and running his head under a sink. At one point, he loses his hearing.
"I can't hear anything, man," he says, shaking his head. "I'm f**king deaf. No I'm deaf, I can't hear sh*t. I can't hear anything."
It appears he regains the sense by the end of the video, which you can watch below.
The next time you think you can handle the spiciest noodles ever, don't forget this intrepid foodie's wise words: "This is the sh*ttiest feeling in the world, man. This is the worst feeling you'll ever have in your life."
So come on down to Indomie Abang Adek!