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Do You Like Spicy Foods?  
User currently offlinedragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3995 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

I just finished watching Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern when he went to Chengdu China. Throughout the whole episode I kept thinking how I would not be able to eat any of that stuff because my stomach can not handle spicy foods. Do you like spicy foods? What kind of spicy foods do you eat?

PS: Does Chengdu have non spicy food? After watching that episode it looked to me as if everything in Chengdu is spicy!


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User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1468 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

           

I love anything spicy. Especially a very spicy chicken curry or "Bicol Express" which is a typical Filipino dish. I eat my fries and burgers with hot sauce too.




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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3047 times:

I love hot wings, although usually anything above 30000 SHU is a little too hot for me. I get my Mongolian BBQ with 3 spoonfuls of chili oil. My Singapore Chow Mei Fun also gets extra chili flakes.


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User currently offlinearmitageshanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3645 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

I like hot food but not insanely spicy. Anything more than "hot" at most curry houses and I'm miserable. I like to feel a little sweat on my forehead but anything that makes me reach for a glass of water just takes away from the taste of what I'm eating.

Some guy at work puts this Bhut Jolokia sauce in his chili and on chicken and loves it. He bet me 20 bucks I wouldn't dip a chip in it and keep it down... and I did it. I have never tasted something so hot before. It was a complete biological response to the heat. I actually felt a bit panicked at first... nauseous and light-headed. It took me a good 15 minutes to gather my composure. One girl became sick. Ridiculous.


User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9268 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Penang Curry with chicken! Love it!

I need some maalox or tums afterwards tho!  

Oh yeah, and there's the sushi dishes I like as well. I guess that counts considering I pile on the wasabi and ginger...

I like other spicy foods as well. Too many to list tho...



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

I love spicy food.

Thai dishes;
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Japanese
Anything with wasabi.


Mexican
Just about anything with habanero or jalapeno peppers.



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User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Whenever I order Chinese food, I always tell the waiter I want it "traditional Chinese hot". They usually ask me if I am sure about this, I tell them yes, go ahead. I think some Chinese dishes are toned down for American tastes.

And a ham, roast beef or corned beef sandwich isn't the same without horseradish!


User currently onlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8281 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

Love love love it. I don't necessarily like spending an entire meal in tears, but it's not worth it if my nose isn't running or I don't at least have a couple of bleary-eyed moments.

No coincidence that my favorite cuisines are Thai, Indian, Korean, and Mexican. Thankfully, there is plenty of spicy food in Japan as well.

I'm also one of "those" people that puts Louisiana hot sauce on everything from pasta to sandwiches.



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User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2949 times:
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):

I'm with you 'Fly!

I love hot and spicy foods, as long as the heat and/or spice does not overpower the natural flavor of the food. It should compliment it, otherwise it's just a waste of food.



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User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4534 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

Indonesian food does it for me. Delicious: hot and spicy without nasty surprises. And outside of Indonesia, where I live, The Hague, has to have one of the highest concentrations of Indonesian restaurants.


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11701 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

Nope, there is no point in me eating it. Anything too spicy will neutralise my taste buds so I can no longer taste a thing, which is pointless when I love food for the taste and flavors.


Dan  



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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2693 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2934 times:
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I can't stand spicy food one bit. What would be considered 'very mild' by average people will have me sweating bucket loads and needing a glass of ice cold water. Spicy food and me don't mix at all. Having said that, I do enjoy a good curry flavour, but minus the heat (easy on the chillies!)


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

Quoting JetBlue777 (Reply 1):


I love anything spicy. Especially a very spicy chicken curry or "Bicol Express" which is a typical Filipino dish. I eat my fries and burgers with hot sauce too.

From my experience, Filipino food (except from Bicol) is not very spicy (compared to the food from neighbouring countries like Indonesia, Malaysia or Vietnam). Many Tagalog dishes (especially Sinigang) are rather bland IMO (my fiancee, an Iligana herself, talks about Sinigang as "a pig swimming in the ocean").

She cooks a mean spicy beef with plenty of ginger and chilis though.

Jan


User currently offlinesunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1760 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

I love spicy food, the spicier the better. I use chillies (including the seeds) in lots of cooking, and plenty of different spices in curries.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

Chicken Bhuna Rice is the Spiciest I've eaten.
Not considered more spicy stuff though.



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User currently offlineMDShady From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

I'm a spicy guy I guess. All the Thai/Indian stuff, hot wings, I season almost everything with Cayenne when cooking, etc..The local Thai place here has the 1-5 rating and I always get 10 lol. I find it not much hotter than if it was a 5 though, not sure if they think I can't handle it or if it gets to a point of diminishing return on the heat level. I did fail in the BWW blazin challenge, though, it was my fault as I stopped to take a sip of beer after 4 wings and could not recover..

User currently offlineauntie From Ireland, joined Jan 2009, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Quoting MDShady (Reply 15):
I did fail in the BWW blazin challenge, though, it was my fault as I stopped to take a sip of beer after 4 wings and could not recover..

I was in Connecticut recently where we went to BWW and my colleague got the blazin on 4 wings.
I literally had a piece of one of them that was no bigger than my thumbnail and I nearly choked - OMG, the burning pain!!!
I couldn't even taste my own food after that tiny piece!!!

So respect to you for even managing 4!!!


User currently onlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26789 posts, RR: 75
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

I absolutely love very spicy food. The Thai staff in various Thai restaurants around L.A. always look in amazement when I devour my basil chicken after ordering it the following way - "Extra Thai spicy. Think what you normally give people when they say Thai spicy, then add more"

Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):

Anything with wasabi.

Wasabi isn't "hot." Its more of a nose clearing effect.

Quoting type-rated (Reply 6):
horseradish!

Similar to wasabi, only it doesn't taste that good.



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User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2630 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

Fabulous! Just went through a month that saw me cooking curries a few times. Lamb Vindaloo for one meal, and Thai Green Chicken Curry.

Growing up in the deep-south, neither egg dishes or Bar-B-Que tasted right without a good dose of Tabasco.



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User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1304 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Yes. Most college food requires a good amount of this stuff:



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User currently offlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5615 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):
Mexican
Just about anything with habanero or jalapeno peppers.

This was my biggest complaint about what passed for Mexican food in California - it was all so freakin' bland.

Some like it hot - I am one such "some."



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 17):
Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):

Anything with wasabi.

Wasabi isn't "hot." Its more of a nose clearing effect.


I remember the first time I ate wasabi. I thought it was guacamole and I ate a tablespoon full of it.
It felt as though my mouth disintegrated. I was in so much pain for about 30 minutes. I ran to the restroom in tears.

Quoting sccutler (Reply 20):
This was my biggest complaint about what passed for Mexican food in California - it was all so freakin' bland.


You were in Fullerton. That's why it was so bland. Were Mexicans even allowed in Fullerton back in the 70s & early 80s?
If you want the real hot stuff, you have to go to the rough areas.


You all should try El Yucateco Salsa Picante de Chile Habanero.



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User currently offlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5615 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 21):

You were in Fullerton. That's why it was so bland. Were Mexicans even allowed in Fullerton back in the 70s & early 80s?
If you want the real hot stuff, you have to go to the rough areas.

Dude.

My office was about 200 yards from Santa Ana. Were gringos even allowed in Santa Ana (I kid...)?

I agree, whatever city or state one calls home, the better ethnic food is rarely found in the toney, upscale neighborhoods. My point was, though, that the Mexican food in California was more bland than that to which we are routinely accustomed in Texas, especially when one ventures to south Texas. Of course, many call what we get here "Tex Mex," and there are inevitable cultural deviations in the comida. But, the differences sure seem to work!

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Gotta get to Thailand some day - that stuff looks nice!

PS-

Got the Eldorado licensed and inspected for the first time since 2002; then a fuel injector sprung a leak, smell of gasoline and about $3.00 worth of it on the pavement. Parts on order.

Also, found gas receipt from 2002, also - $1.22.9/gallon. Weeping ensued.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 23, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

Quoting sccutler (Reply 22):
My office was about 200 yards from Santa Ana. Were gringos even allowed in Santa Ana (I kid...)?


I got it.
Man, you're tougher than I thought!  
Quoting sccutler (Reply 22):
I agree, whatever city or state one calls home, the better ethnic food is rarely found in the toney, upscale neighborhoods.


Very true.
Even here in Thailand, the nicer and fancier the restaurant the blander the food taste. The street vendors are the best here. That is where you find the stuff that will burn your tongue off.
I only do the fancier restaurants when I want to take a break from Thai food and eat Italian, German, Mexican, American, British, Japanese, Indian or Middle-Eastern food.

Quoting sccutler (Reply 22):
Got the Eldorado licensed and inspected for the first time since 2002; then a fuel injector sprung a leak, smell of gasoline and about $3.00 worth of it on the pavement. Parts on order.

Also, found gas receipt from 2002, also - $1.22.9/gallon. Weeping ensued.

Glad the Eldorado is running again!
Gas hadn't been that cheap in California since the late 1990s.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

Too much spice can be harmfull too.So watch out on the sauces.Keep it within limits folks.


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25 Post contains links PPVRA : I like to push my limits. When I first arrived in the US, I thought everything was spicy, my Korean friend would laugh at me. I've come a loooong way
26 Post contains images richm : I like spicy foods but usually mild/medium. If it's too hot it will make me hiccup and I don't find food enjoyable when I'm hiccuping! My favourite di
27 Post contains images BAViscount : You and the rest of the UK! I love spicy food myself, although there is a limit to the spiciness I can handle. Once my tongue goes numb, my eyes wate
28 RussianJet : Can't live without it. I love strong flavours, and I adore chilli heat.
29 Post contains images NWOrientDC10 : I've recently "discovered" Indian food and love vegetable korma. I'm a vegetarian and love it Good Day Russell
30 Superfly : What is there to fear? Oh yes. A girl I used to study calculus with turned me on to those in San Francisco. Those are sold in 7-Elevens here in Bangk
31 RussianJet : Indian food is great for vegetarians, darn tasty. I very regularly make tarka dal. It's easy, quick, cheap as anything, tastes excellent and is healt
32 EDICHC : Yup love spicy food, Indian, Mexican...whatever. My Filipina wife does this fantastic spicy beef stew called Caldereta, absolutely love it!
33 Baroque : Likewise. Just about the first word I had to learn in Indonesian was pedas (meaning hot, as in spicy) followed by a host of words to mean "not", "don
34 nwaesc : That stuff is delicious! The good thing is that it's also pretty easy to get, with most grocery stores stocking it (at least in the cities I've lived
35 Post contains images HAWK21M : Ulcers.....Unless the Spice is limited For a Veggie.....Try Masala Dosa,Vada pav, Tava Pulao, Pani puri......
36 UK_Dispatcher : I absolutely love spicy food, particularly Thai and Indian. If I ever eat anything simple like beans on toast, more often than not I have to put a bit
37 Post contains images FRAspotter : Love spicy food and love food that has hot sauces or spices added in. At a very young age my dad got me started on Tabasco sauce. Put it on rice dishe
38 Post contains images Superfly : Come on down! The longest I've gone eating spicy food day in and day out was in 3 weeks. Then it caught up with me. When I go back to visit home, I'l
39 KiwiRob : This looks good, more details please. + 1 The problem is I live in a country where people still distrust garlic, anything hotter than a chilli con ca
40 Post contains links N1120A : That had to be a wake up. That stuff is pretty good. Tex Mex is bland and unhealthy. The stuff we have is distinctly regional and far better. Tex Mex
41 aerorobnz : Was in the middle of the amazon, upstream from Manaus, and was staying with a group of local indians. The people I was with and me had been putting ta
42 OA412 : I LOVE spicy foods. People at work think I'm crazy when I eat a large side of jalapenos, even when I remind them that a jalapeno is a mild pepper with
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