Do you like spicy food?

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  1. Ritter

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    Some cuisines like the Indian and Mexican are reknowned for their spicy dishes and I would just like to ask if you find such food nice and how well you can handle it. I personally, do not possess too high of resistence for spicy foods and turn full-cherry pretty easily. I do not even like food that is too hot as I feel it is tasteless. Too much spice ruins the food and this is the primary reason I orefer "Mediterranean food" over any other variety.

    Guess my low tolerence have to do with the environment I grew up in, but I still feel like it is objective fact that food that burns your tongue is bad food because it gives no other taste-experience than "#$%@&!" :p
     
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    Morrocan food is nice, tasty but not too hot.
     
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    Never had it (apart from cous cous and tabbouleh), but would guess it is an interesting fusion of tastes considering Morocco's colonial history and geography (coastline generally means seafood).,i have had Lebanese food though and enjoy it very much. I Would not categorise it as too hot at all.
     
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    You could try a tagine.
     
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    I like spicy food to a point. I would say I like mild to moderate hotness in my food.
     
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    Sounds absolutely amazing. :D
     
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    I think the term 'spicy' is very relative. One person's spicy could be another person's bland. Personally I never used to eat food that burned my mouth....until.....I started getting addicted to the local street tacos. I ordered a 'mild' one and it just burned and burned....however....I found the taste excellent. I got used to that heat and upped the ante...Now I really enjoy 'spicy' food but have not gone too far up the 'caliente' pepper scale.
     
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    Had the typical bland British taste until I was also slowly introduced to "spicy" food. now with the exception of firey curry (thai green is delish tho) I love spicy foods and actually prefer them.
     
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    Yes, would love to eat it, but old stomach won't go for it.
     
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    Yah, it's mostly a matter of what you grew up with - although you can train your palate, if you want to & work @ it - but you'd probably want to take it gradually, if you're going up the Scoville Scale. Yep, menudo, tacos, tortas, tamales, burritos, sopas, huevos rancheros, enchiladas, yum! & take heart - in restaurants, the spices & chiles & salsas (& onion & pico de gallo & peppers & etc.) are typically on the side. If you have any doubts, ask. The wait staff is typically glad to tell you which dishes are already spicy from the kitchen - after all, they want a tip & they want you to come back ...

    ¡Provecho!
     
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    I had injera at an Ertirean friend's house once and could not stop drinking water and do everything else I could to turn out the fire in my mouth. He said it is usually even spicier. :laughing:
     
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    You are making my mouth water. Love me a good menudo, but I have to know who makes it. (it's a Monk thing)

    I love love love spicy foods. It may sound strange, but my stomach handles spicy foods better than greasy foods. It is good to have friends from all over. One of my neighbors makes some spicy Caribbean foods, another is Thai, so spicy is her middle name. She turned me on to growing Thai chilies. Those tiny little buggers pack a punch.
     
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    I love spicy foods, they just don't love me.
     
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    Frankly, I never found Indian food that "hot". Though it sure is spicy (i.e. lot's of flavor).

    I've traveled a lot of Asia (China, Indian Subcontinent, SE Asia, and the South Pacific) - Mexico still has the hottest food.

    Closest I've found is Sichuan food in China.

    It's all good if you ask me!
     
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    I like very mildly spicy food. I don't like it when it's so hot that it feels as if you've burned your tongue and lips, like what happened when I put some little cute bonnet peppers into my macaroni salad and ruined the whole dish! :mad:
     
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    Poblano peppers are a good spicy for me. That is about as hot as I like it. I do like Buffalo wings but I have the blue cheese to dip them in, so they aren't that hot after that.
     
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    Hell to the yea.
     
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    Me too. It adds an interesting added dimension. Thai, chinese, indian
     
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    I can't understand how anyone can enjoy eating really hot food. Those peppers I had the other night were so damn hot. That was NOT enjoyable in any way. No how, no way. It hurt, and then my tongue and lips were almost numb and I couldn't hardly even taste anything. I wonder why people like that? What's to like?
     
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    As taste is subjective I doubt they have the same response as you do. To me green fried tomatoes are vomitous, to my wife they are a delicious.
     
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    My son likes his food that way. It doesn't hurt him as much as it hurts me. That said, I've read that hot sauces give an endorphin rush, which is what people enjoy. To me, jalapenos are about as spicy as I'm comfortable with.
     
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    But they are so hot that they don't even really have a taste. They just have a burn.
     
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    Yes, but some peppers have flavor AND hotness. These ones that I had were just plain painful. I couldn't even enjoy them at all. I think they were mislabeled or something because they were the hottest!

    One time I made the mistake of marinating some chicken wings overnight in Chinese spicy garlic sauce. OMG, that stuff was way too hot too. If you even got a little on your cheek, your cheek would burn. That was awful. I will never eat that stuff again either. :eekeyes:
     
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    Love spicy food and always have. My wife is from Peru, so would be hard not to, that and haven spent lots of time in places like Sri Lanka and Thailand, it would have been a starvation diet! A very spicy curry is even eaten for breakfast in Sri Lanka
     
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    Indian food has a horrible smell (in my opinion) and it affects the taste. I can't eat it, and never will again.

    Mexican food smells great. I love a good spice.

    I usually add Texas Pete to any chicken recipe just for flavor. At Buffalo Wild Wings, I always get the Mango Habanero spicy sauce (second hottest) as it's an adrenaline rush.
     

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