Lonneke — The bird's eye chili is small, but it is quite hot, many times more spicy than a jalapeño. Sometimes it is called Thai chili and they put it in green curry. The phoenix dies in a show of flames and combustion, you can imagine him shedding a tear in the process, a tear from this birds eye, for us to enjoy and causing tears to spring from our eyes. Read more
Arjan — I love Thai curry and wanted to do a design on that. I liked the wording (and hotness) of bird's eye chili so that was the starting point of this drawing. Immediately the phoenix came to mind, which I saw once in an ancient mural in a Thai temple. The outcome is a canister you could find at your local toko with some authentic fresh curry paste.