Spicy eats: 7 red-hot Long Island dishes

Thai Angel's hot penang chicken curry. Thai Angel's hot penang chicken curry. Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

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In the spice world, the Scoville unit measures heat. A bell pepper, for example, rates zero units; the red savina habaƱero, 575,000.

For fans of flame, here are some local dishes that will warm up your autumn.

Sliced pork-and-vegetable casserole, set off at Imperial Seoul

in New Hyde Park. Get rice on the side.

Pa Nang chicken curry, lit at Islandia's Thai Angel . Get more rice.

Crawfish El Diablo, conflagrated at

The Bayou

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in North Bellmore. N'Awlins, smokin'.

Penne arrabbiata, kindled at Mamma Lombardi's , Holbrook. Summer in Calabria.

Buffalo chicken wings with "after burner" sauce, fired up at Wings Over Farmingdale

. Bombs away.

Lamb vindaloo, sparked at


Akbar in Garden City. A tangy passage.

Tom yum soup with chicken, inflamed at New Chilli & Curry Restaurant (Woodbury). Milkshake chaser?

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