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5 Spicy Dishes in Corpus Christi to Try

Hot wings, ramen and other spicy dishes in Corpus Christi to try.

Photography by Rachel Benavides

With International Hot and Spicy Food Day taking place this month (Jan. 16, to be exact), you might be looking to quite literally spice up your life. To celebrate, here’s a handful of spicy dishes to try in Corpus Christi that are sure to have your palate and tongue buzzing.

911 Spicy Pork 

Big Bowl Korean BBQ

When ordering anything off Big Bowl’s menu with “911” at the beginning of the name, you’re sure to receive a warning from the staff. However, don’t let that deter you from a seriously good meal. This dish comes with sliced pork marinated in an extremely spicy sauce atop a bed of steamed white rice and your choice of cabbage kimchi, cabbage salad with a spicy mayo dressing, macaroni salad or black beans. 6410 Weber Rd. #19

Hot Buffalo Wings

Scuttlebutt’s Seafood Bar & Grill

At Scuttlebutt’s, choose between bone-in or boneless chicken wings and opt for the Hot Buffalo sauce. A side of house-made ranch dressing will help to combat the heat. However, if you scoff at buffalo sauce being spicy, you might want to try your fate in the Intensity Wing Challenge. Not for the faint of heart, the challenge includes 10 insanely spicy wings, one drink … and no ranch dressing in sight. 14254 SPID 

Spicy Chili Red K-Wing


Top-notch Korean wings are just one of the reasons Poki Yaki is so great. An order of the Spicy Chili Red K-wings is the perfect lunch order for those looking to heat things up. The wings, with their perfectly crisp exterior and juicy interior, are tossed in the restaurant’s signature spicy chili red sauce containing a variety of piquant flavors. 3823 S Staples St. 

Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen

Ninja Ramen and Thai

One of Ninja Ramen’s most popular menu items, the Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen is comprised of a rich base of pork bone broth, thick slices of Cahshu pork, spicy ground pork, chopped white onions, garlic chips, scallions and a soft boiled egg. You can even boost the spice level to “Thai spicy” for an extra punch. 2033 Airline Rd. #E5

Ring of Fire Roll

Island Time Sushi Bar & Seafood Grill

A spicy medley of delicious flavor, the Ring of Fire roll is an Island Time classic. Blackened tuna, cream cheese, avocado and jalapeno are tightly wrapped inside the roll with extra spicy tuna, habanero ponzu, spicy mayo, fresh serrano and sriracha on top. 4225 S Padre Island Dr.  

Looking for more 5 Best? Check out 5 Coastal Bend Deviled Eggs to Try or 5 Coastal Bend Chai Drinks to Try.