Bird Chili - Prik Kee Noo

Bird Chilli

It seems like tasty red chilies are in everything when it comes to the spicy side of Thai cuisine. “Prik Kee Noo,” called the Bird Chili in English, is one of the hot chilies that makes Thai food so tasty.

The literal translation is mouse droppings chili – Prik translates to chili and Kee Noo translates to “mouse droppings.”  It’s a pretty gross name for a chili, but it refers to the size of the chili – Bird Chilies are a tiny little things, but boy do they pack a spicy punch.

The bird chili ranks between 50,000 and 100,000 on the Scoville heat scale, just a step below the king of all spiciness, the Habanero.