Jun 7, 2022 - Food and Drink

Sweat-inducing ghost pepper pizza

Ghost pizza from Amar Pizza.
Ghost pizza from Amar Pizza. Photo: Joe Guillen/Axios

👋 Hello, Joe here. I was in the mood for something spicy yesterday, so I dove into a ghost pepper pizza for the first time.

🍕 Amar Pizza in Hamtramck is known for its ghost pizza (small, $16).

  • Topped with chicken, red onions, cilantro and ghost sauce, it comes with a disclaimer — "Extreme heat. Eat at own risk."

The first thing I noticed was the colorful combination of toppings — the chicken has an orange tint that pops against the green cilantro and purple-colored onions.

  • While I couldn't see the ghost sauce, the sweat gathering on my brow mid-second slice told me it was there.

The bottom line: The heat was persistent but not overwhelming. Cilantro fans will love how it compliments the other flavors. I'd definitely order this again.

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