Where We Are Going Today: The Hot Spot, a spice fan’s dream in Jeddah

Updated 27 July 2019

Where We Are Going Today: The Hot Spot, a spice fan’s dream in Jeddah

For fans of spice, there is a shop in Jeddah dedicated to hot chili sauces from all over the world. 

From Tabasco and Sriracha sauce to rare brands high on the Scoville Heat Scale, the Hot Spot has options to suit all robust tastebuds.

They even have sauces from a company called Pain, which puts as much effort into creating discomfort as it does taste.

And not just salsas and hot sauces — they also sell snacks known for their heat, like fiery Takis chips and chili-coated peanuts.

The trend for the extra spicy sauces has caught on in the Kingdom because of the popular TV show “Hot Ones” where different celebrities eat hot sauce coated wings and try and endure the pain. 

The shop is located on Mohammed Saleh Nassif Road in Al-Safa district, Jeddah.


What We Are Reading Today: Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo

Updated 16 January 2021

What We Are Reading Today: Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a history of white male America and a scathing indictment of what it has cost us.
After the election of Donald Trump, and the escalation of white male rage and increased hostility toward immigrants that came with him, New York Times-bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo found herself in conversation with Americans around the country, pondering one central question: How did we get here?
Oluo answers that question by pinpointing white men’s deliberate efforts to subvert women, people of color, and the disenfranchised. Through research and interviews, Oluo investigates the backstory of America’s growth, from immigrant migration to our national ethos around ingenuity, from the shaping of economic policy to the protection of sociopolitical movements that fortify male power. In the end, she shows how white men have long maintained a stranglehold on leadership and sorely undermined the pursuit of happiness for all, according to a review at goodreads.com.