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The World’s Hottest Curry Returns to Zouk for National Chilli Day

The Zouk Carolina Reaper Challenge is Back and This Year There is a New Reaper Kebab

Manchester, United Kingdom – WEBWIRE
Zouk Carolina Reaper Chicken Karahi - The World’s Hottest Curry
Zouk Carolina Reaper Chicken Karahi - The World’s Hottest Curry

On Thursday 23rd February Zouk is once again celebrating National Chilli Day with the World’s Hottest Curry – The Reaper Karahi. Due to the popularity of the ‘Hottest Curry in the World’ the Manchester restaurant will be offering this dish as a special from Monday 20th to Friday 24th of Feb. Zouk will also be holding their annual Chilli Challenge on Thursday 23rd where diners can take on dishes featuring The Carolina Reaper, which holds the Guinness Book of Records title of World’s Hottest Chilli (see related links for link to The Guinness book of Records).

Owner Tayub Amjad commented: ‘The Carolina Reaper is a chilli that packs a serious punch. Manchester has some real chilli lovers out there and every year we are amazed by how many people want to take on the Reaper! This year we have three dishes for diners to try.’

These dishes are the Chicken Reaper Curry, the Veg Reaper Curry and the new Reaper Kebab. Anyone bold enough to complete their dish will get it for free and there’s a range of prizes to come back and enjoy at a later date. But be warned, this is seriously hot food and diners must read and sign a disclaimer to ensure they understand what they are taking on.

The Challenge
If you are wondering what on earth would make someone try the Carolina Karahi the restaurant says there are just some people who love the heat and seem to be less sensitive to such a hot chilli. There is also an incentive to give it a try because if you beat the Reaper by completing the dish, there are a range of prizes to claim.

The Dishes
When considering what dish should feature the Carolina Reaper Chilli, Zouk decided on its popular and much-loved chicken karahi and vegetable karahi. A traditional karahi originates from the Northwest region of Pakistan. It is usually prepared in a wok and cooked over hot flames with tomatoes, ginger, garlic, peppercorns and cumin forming the sauce base. A karahi can be cooked with chicken, lamb, seafood or vegetables but for the Carolina Reaper Karahi Zouk uses chicken or veg. The curry includes dried Carolina Reapers which are the hottest chilli in the world deemed suitable for human consumption. Zouk’s chefs even struggle with the heat when preparing the dish, and the team at Zouk believe they have created the World’s Hottest Curry and the World’s Hottest Kebab.

The Prizes
Complete the Reaper Kebab and win a £10 gift Card*
Complete the Reaper Curry (either chicken or veg) and win a Bottomless Brunch for 2 (worth £70)**
Complete both and win Sunday Roast Platter for 2 plus drinks (worth £100)***

Tayub finished: ‘Our food is usually more about flavour than heat but it’s National Chilli Day, and we know our customers love this challenge. For those who complete the challenge we have got the offer of a chance to come back and dine on us at a future date. So, you will still get to experience the real Zouk too. Plus, for anybody who manages to finish the reaper dishes there is a free ice cream sundae to revive their tastebuds and their reaper is on us too.’

Those wishing to try the curry should make a reservation for 23rd February and if possible, add a note to the booking saying ‘Reaper Challenge’ as quantities of the dish will be limited. Anybody who completes the entire portion of Carolina Reaper Karahi or Reaper Kebab will win a prize to be enjoyed at a later date – full terms & conditions are detailed below. They will also get their reaper free and a Zouk Ice Cream Sundae on the house to help them cool down. There is also a special Chilli Margarita Cocktail (£11) to enjoy all week as part of the chilli day celebrations, but this uses a milder chilli than the Reaper to make it palatable for all.

Terms & Conditions:

  • The Carolina Reaper Chicken Karahi is £15.95, The Caroline Reaper Veg Karahi is £14.95 and The Reaper Kebab is £7.95. All three are available Monday 20th Feb to Friday 24th Feb (2023) at Zouk Tea Bar & Grill Manchester.

  • These dishes are exceptionally hot, and diners will be required to sign a disclaimer before eating their dish.

  • Anybody with a sensitivity to spicy food is strongly advised against trying these dishes.

  • All Reaper dishes are available for dining in only and are not available for delivery or take away due to the disclaimer which must be signed before consumption. Dishes can only be consumed by the person who has completed the disclaimer which is why the dishes cannot be taken off site. Companions and fellow diners may not try the dish unless they have also signed the disclaimer.

  • *The £10 gift card prize can be used at any date except the date they complete the challenge. It may redeemed against any food or drink items purchased on subsequent visits to Zouk restaurant. There is no cash alternative and winners have 6 months to use their voucher. They must complete the full portion of Reaper Kebab with no assistance from their fellow diners.

  • **The Bottomless Brunch for 2 prize must be redeemed on Saturdays only. There is no cash alternative and winners have 6 months to claim their prize. They must complete the full portion of Reaper curry with no assistance from their fellow diners.

  • ***The Sunday Platter for 2 prize must be redeemed on Sundays only – excluding Mother’s Day on 19th March 2023. There is no cash alternative and winners have 6 months to claim their prize. They must complete the full portion of Reaper curry and a full portion of Reaper Kebab with no assistance from their fellow diners.

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All Zouk food is halal.

This multi-award-winning restaurant opened on Chester Street, just off Oxford Road in 2008 and serves up traditional Indian and Pakistani cuisine in a relaxed contemporary environment. Zouk boasts a state-of-the-art outdoor terrace and a theatre style kitchen which is the heart of the restaurant.

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