The bird’s eye chile is a small and very hot chile grown in Southeast Asia and India. It is from the same species as the African Bird Chile (or Peri Peri) and is very similar in appearance, flavour and heat.
The bird’s eye is widely used in the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and India, both in traditional dishes and as a general-purpose hot chile. It has a fiery heat and we recommend using bird’s eye chiles carefully. Always wear gloves and always wash your hands carefully after handling them.