Let’s kick things off with a pepper that’s practically Singapore’s culinary mascot – Chilli Padi. Those tiny red powerhouses pack more heat than you’d expect, and they’re a staple in Southeast Asian cuisine. But there’s more to them than just spice. Chilli Padi peppers also bring a citrusy, vibrant note to your dishes, making them a versatile addition to anything from noodles to seafood.
Fun fact: the name “Padi” means paddy in Malay, and these peppers are known for thriving in the humid Asian climate.
Native to the Amazon, these peppers are the definition of intense. But it’s not just about the heat. Habanero peppers have a distinct fruity, almost floral flavour that’s unique. Imagine blending their heat with the sweetness of mango or the creaminess of avocados – you’ve got yourself a fusion of tastes!
Fun fact: Habanero’s name comes from the Spanish word “haba”, which means small bean. A fitting name for a pepper that’s small but packs a flavorful punch.
The Capsicum Inferno is a bell pepper with a fiery alter ego. Don’t be fooled by their innocent appearance, these peppers bring a mild heat that’s perfect for those who like to dance on the edge of spicy. What makes them truly special is their vibrant colours – red, orange, yellow, and even purple. Imagine a stir-fry bursting with hues and flavours, with the gentle warmth of Capsicum Inferno peppers taking centre stage.
Fun fact: these peppers are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, making them not just a treat for your taste buds but for your health as well.