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do you like spicy food?

FreeCurlsFreeCurls Posts: 4,408Registered Users
I love spicy food. I've jut finished eating my homemade lunch in which I was liberal with the crushed red pepper as a seasoning. My lips are tingling in the aftermath and I have the sniffles but I love it. I can't imagine not liking spicy food. Indian food is very good and the hotter the better IMO. Chicken Dopiazza is my favorite Indian dish. (Sometimes I request it special if it's not on the menu). But even with regular basic meals I like a little kick. I'm not a regular user of hot sauce but I do have it in my fridge for certain dishes to cook with.

Any other spicy food lovers out there? What's your favorite dish?
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  • mazeymazey Posts: 709Registered Users
    I love spicy food! I love spicy curries, putting a ton of crushed red pepper flakes on pizza, adding hot peppers to any Mexican style dish I cook.... Bland food bothers me. I like spices (as in non-heat causing spices) and a little heat never hurts either.
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  • marielle448marielle448 Posts: 1,823Registered Users
    yup, yup!

    I just had a tuscan sunrise sandwich at wholefoods for lunch. Lots of yummy veggies grilled with pepperjack cheese & chipotle mayo. Mmmmm
  • MizKerriMizKerri Posts: 1,701Registered Users
    Love it!! In fact, I often crave it. I add crushed red pepper to nearly everything and I eat tons of curries and spicy Thai and Indian dishes.
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  • three rivers curlythree rivers curly Posts: 994Registered Users
    Can't get enough of spicy food! I won't even touch eggs without hot sauce! Hubby had never eaten spicy food until he met me - now he orders things extra hot!!!
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    it's the only food I can eat. There are so many dishes I love but I guess I'm going to have to go with my mama's roti and doubles, or her pepperpot stew or callalloo.
    I always cut up and throw some scotch bonnet peppers and chilis into any dish I make, and leave them in rather than take them out. I also use Matouk's hot sauce with everything. My mama is from Trinidad and a recent survey showed that Trini food is by far, the hottest in the world, followed by Indian.
    Another hot thing I LOVE is Wasabi sauce... I eat chunks of it alone when I go for sushi!

    Chicken Dopiazza is an Indian dish? It sounds Italian.
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  • AmbrosiaAmbrosia Posts: 60Registered Users
    i like it thai hot baby!

    i love to pour enough Chalula sauce on my pizza or mac and cheese that my mouth is on fire: no amount of water can appease this burning;-)

    i like spicy foods and hot foods...and if they are both, then all that much better...
  • FreeCurlsFreeCurls Posts: 4,408Registered Users
    Ambrosia wrote:
    i like spicy foods and hot foods...and if they are both, then all that much better...

    ditto. I couldn't have said ti better myself
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  • mad scientistmad scientist Posts: 3,530Registered Users
    Compared to the average North American, yes. I find that what I consider "normal everyday" food is quite spicy to most of my non-Indian friends. And I love Mexican and Thai food.

    However, what my husband and his family (also Indian, but from a different region and they haven't lived in North America as long) consider normal food, is too spicy for me. So I bring my own yogurt to family occasions :wink:
  • CurlsWannaHaveFunCurlsWannaHaveFun Posts: 251Registered Users
    I love spicy/hot foods. Can't get enough. Per family stories, I ate my first Scotch bonnet straight at about 18 months old. Apparently my dad was using it as deterrent to get me to stop sucking my thumb. Silly man. I smiled and asked for more.
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  • blanclilablanclila Posts: 107Registered Users
    Yes! My favorite is my homemade chili. It's at the
    right degree of hot when it makes my scalp and forehead
    sweat. :D Also love wasabi; ahh those cleared-out
    sinuses!
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  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    Amneris! Matouk's sauce!

    That is my favorite. I love it because it has great flavor in addition to the heat.

    I like the spicy, but my BF outdoes me. He sometimes makes dishes so hot you can't taste anything at all. That's a little much for me.
  • PoodleDooPoodleDoo Posts: 24Registered Users
    I love spicy food. Where I'm from, if you're not sweating while you're eating it, it's not spicy enough!!! I especially like my crawfish spicy. :D :D Also, did you know that eating spicy food boosts your metabolism?
  • mazeymazey Posts: 709Registered Users
    I think the spice haters are hiding! There are so many people I have eaten with that complain about the slightest zing of spice in their foods. I know they are out there! :evil:
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    I love spicy food and it's a darned good thing. I was brought up on what we call "The Midwestern All-White Meal": some kind of meat with mashed potatoes and corn. The only seasoning my dad could stand was salt. (He grew up in the Depression in a VERY poor family and subsisting on a diet of lard sandwiches did a number on his digestive system.) So Mom cooked for him. I didn't taste pizza or Mexican food 'til I went away to college!

    but somewhere through the years I got more adventerous about food and now I love spicy food, and as I said above it's a good thing I do, having married into a Hispanic family. If my husband or FIL say, "It isn't THAT hot" I know it's going to be about as spicy as I can take it. :lol:
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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    mazey wrote:
    I think the spice haters are hiding! There are so many people I have eaten with that complain about the slightest zing of spice in their foods. I know they are out there! :evil:

    bwahahaha - I am not hiding. But I am not a spice hater, it's the heat I don't care for. I love flavorful food. I love love love wasabi. But Thai hot? no thank you! Most Mexican food? yes, but not sausage or jalepanos. I think I fall in the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to hot food, but I am not a definate no. I don't want burned lips, tongue, or heartburn for that matter. I want eating to be pleasurable, not torture. Wasabi is perfect - heat with no heartburn.
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  • MizKerriMizKerri Posts: 1,701Registered Users
    PartyHair wrote:
    I love spicy food and it's a darned good thing. I was brought up on what we call "The Midwestern All-White Meal": some kind of meat with mashed potatoes and corn. The only seasoning my dad could stand was salt. (He grew up in the Depression in a VERY poor family and subsisting on a diet of lard sandwiches did a number on his digestive system.) So Mom cooked for him. I didn't taste pizza or Mexican food 'til I went away to college!

    but somewhere through the years I got more adventerous about food and now I love spicy food, and as I said above it's a good thing I do, having married into a Hispanic family. If my husband or FIL say, "It isn't THAT hot" I know it's going to be about as spicy as I can take it. :lol:

    Hee, PH, it's funny you mention that meal consisting of meat, potato, and corn. My best friend grew up eating this (she is from New England, her family is French Canadian) or some slight variation never straying too far from it. Maybe carrots instead of corn. :) Everything was very plain, bland, nothing spiced, or cooked in any sauces, etc. Her taste for food as an adult is very, very limited now and she's really scared to try anything new or different.

    I grew up in a family where my parents were constantly introducing us to new foods and flavors so I'm totally willing to try just about anything, and like a wide variety of foods and flavors. I'm glad to know though that even people who were brought up on plain ol' meat and taters can learn to like other stuff. :)
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  • mazeymazey Posts: 709Registered Users
    My husband was a meat and taters guy as well. His dad is a farmer, so there you go. They always had veggies from the garden and fresh meat, not a bad thing, but no variety. Luckily he will try anything, except raw food. I can't convince him to eat sushi or raw clams or oysters. :twisted:
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    MizKerri wrote:
    PartyHair wrote:
    I love spicy food and it's a darned good thing. I was brought up on what we call "The Midwestern All-White Meal": some kind of meat with mashed potatoes and corn. The only seasoning my dad could stand was salt. (He grew up in the Depression in a VERY poor family and subsisting on a diet of lard sandwiches did a number on his digestive system.) So Mom cooked for him. I didn't taste pizza or Mexican food 'til I went away to college!

    but somewhere through the years I got more adventerous about food and now I love spicy food, and as I said above it's a good thing I do, having married into a Hispanic family. If my husband or FIL say, "It isn't THAT hot" I know it's going to be about as spicy as I can take it. :lol:

    Hee, PH, it's funny you mention that meal consisting of meat, potato, and corn. My best friend grew up eating this (she is from New England, her family is French Canadian) or some slight variation never straying too far from it. Maybe carrots instead of corn. :) Everything was very plain, bland, nothing spiced, or cooked in any sauces, etc. Her taste for food as an adult is very, very limited now and she's really scared to try anything new or different.

    That's exactly how I was brought up.

    Going to college was a huge eye-opener for me. I definitely widened my range, foodwise. but what really did it was travelling for work (yes, I was in my 30s!) - I just went to eat with the rest of the consultants, and asked about a thousand questions, and ate off the plates of anyone who would let me try what they had.

    I still have "ick" foods that I just can't stand - Chinese and Indian are the biggies - but I love Mexican, Italian, Thai, and Persian. The last two are really going out on a limb for me, but I do love them now. :lol:
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    I love spicy food, but I'm wimpy about how much spice I can handle.


    My four years in New Hampshire were essentially spice-free, because my meal plan was part of my financial aid package and I couldn't afford to eat off campus. The one time a term I'd splurge on a restaurant, I'd get Indian food for the spice, though!

    Before I left for college, I used to snack on jalapenos. I can't do that anymore now. :cry:
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  • MizKerriMizKerri Posts: 1,701Registered Users
    NetG wrote:
    I love spicy food, but I'm wimpy about how much spice I can handle.


    My four years in New Hampshire were essentially spice-free, because my meal plan was part of my financial aid package and I couldn't afford to eat off campus. The one time a term I'd splurge on a restaurant, I'd get Indian food for the spice, though!

    Before I left for college, I used to snack on jalapenos. I can't do that anymore now. :cry:

    Hehe, at UNH, we used to dump Frank's Hot Sauce on EVERYTHING, because campus food, is well, not good.
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  • FreeCurlsFreeCurls Posts: 4,408Registered Users
    I'm glad that spicy (hot) food doesn't give me heartburn. But Ithink I'f risk it anyway for the spice. Overall I'm very much a "seasoned food" advocate. When i cook meat I usually season it and let it sit overnight then cook it the next day. Must. have. Flavorful. meat.

    I have friends that dont' even use ketchup for crying out loud!
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  • maricurlmaricurl Posts: 59Registered Users
    i love spicy food. but i can't say the hotter the better because there have been 1 or 2 times that my favorite Indian restaurant has prepared a dish that is just too hot to eat.

    my favorite is a Thai curry noodle soup. it has grilled chicken on top, the all sorts of vegetables (baby bok choi, carrots, snap peas, broccoli, shi take mushrooms), and noodles, of course, in a spicy coconut milk based broth. its the best.

    favorite from my childhood is a pepper salad my mom used to make. hot and sweet cherry peppers with diced celery, marinated mushrooms, garlic, mixed with olive oil and oregano. the longer it sits, the better (and hotter!) it gets. great on saltine crackers accompanied by iced tea.
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  • msrebamsreba Posts: 143Registered Users
    I'm a no spicy girl. I've tried. TRIED.. and believe me I so want to be able to eat what you folks can eat. My mouth is just too sensitive and me writhing in pain at a restaurant no one wants to see. ANd yes it would be that bad. The insults and other tortment I have received due to my non spicy eating really brings me down sometimes. I really do want to. My mouth on the other hand has other issues.

    And I have tried.. OH how I have tried. Some with out prior knowledge. Like one time one of the chefs put my "bbq" sauce on the side... only instead to fll the little cup with hot sauce. I dip the tines of my fork in it just to check it and to use a well used phrase in spicy cooking "BAM" . i'm wanting to rip my mouth out. My meal btw was comped. And my husband accidently over heard the tongue lashing by our sever to the cook. So when someone tells me "Oh it isnt too spicy" I already know not to even bother trying. Thankfully my husband knows my pain threshold and sometimes will pre-try stuff to warn me from potential danger.

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Freba.bluedream.com%2Fpictures%2Falbums%2Falbum01%2Fhotwing.jpg" class="Popup Proof of my actually trying. My first ever hot wing. That was in 2002. I had never tried one before and never will again. ALthough I havent tested I am what is called a supertaster. There are just some foods that are way to much for me and will cause me great agony or be just to bitter.
  • FreeCurlsFreeCurls Posts: 4,408Registered Users
    wow Reba, that's got to suck!
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I like hot and spicy, but not so hot that I can't taste anything afterwards. :shock: I like the spice but I also like to taste the food. :D
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  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Posts: 619Registered Users
    I love spicy food. I make ahi (spicy chilli pepper sauce) to go with everything!
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  • AmbrosiaAmbrosia Posts: 60Registered Users
    when i was in college i read an article that talked about how the preference for spicy foods was almost exculsively a cultural adaptation. the sensation that spicy foods provides (tingling in the mouth, running of the nose, etc) is a response that is learned to be tolerated and then desired. it is not something one has an innate preference for. its not likely that an adult is randomly going to start liking the sensation that spicy foods provides. one man's pleasure is another man's pain :wink:
  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    My motto when it came to food in my teens and 20s used to be "give me spice or give me death." I used to be very macho about eating the hottest hot peppers, using the hottest of hot sauces, turning my nose up at anything non-spicy, which I considered bland and flavorless... And then at some point my palette adjusted to like a wider range of spiciness and non-spiciness too. For example, for many years I would never eat japanese food because it seemed really bland. Now, I adore japanese food for the subtlety and freshness of flavors, not to mention aesthetics. Same thing for really pure and creatively prepared hippie-vegetarian food; it can be full of natural flavors but none of them hot. Similar for cantonese. (are you sensing a theme; yes, I love food! thank god for vanity and decent genetics or else I would be enormously large :wink: )

    My favorite spicy cuisines are korean, indian and thai. I'm very liberal with the hot sauce too - I love scotch bonnets and all kinds of hot peppers. The more mild and flavorful Matouks carrib hot sauce is a fave too.

    My favorite less-spicy cuisines are japanese, cantonese, mexican, middle eastern, greek and italian. I also really like south east asian food.

    Given the survey results, in addition to culture, maybe there is a CURLY-SPICY connection :wink: Who knew?!
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    My motto when it came to food in my teens and 20s used to be "give me spice or give me death." I used to be very macho about eating the hottest hot peppers, using the hottest of hot sauces, turning my nose up at anything non-spicy, which I considered bland and flavorless... And then at some point my palette adjusted to like a wider range of spiciness and non-spiciness too. For example, for many years I would never eat japanese food because it seemed really bland. Now, I adore japanese food for the subtlety and freshness of flavors, not to mention aesthetics. Same thing for really pure and creatively prepared hippie-vegetarian food; it can be full of natural flavors but none of them hot. Similar for cantonese. (are you sensing a theme; yes, I love food! thank god for vanity and decent genetics or else I would be enormously large :wink: )

    My favorite spicy cuisines are korean, indian and thai. I'm very liberal with the hot sauce too - I love scotch bonnets and all kinds of hot peppers. The more mild and flavorful Matouks carrib hot sauce is a fave too.

    My favorite less-spicy cuisines are japanese, cantonese, mexican, middle eastern, greek and italian. I also really like south east asian food.

    Given the survey results, in addition to culture, maybe there is a CURLY-SPICY connection :wink: Who knew?!

    Hey, Matouk's isn't mild! It's made with scotch bonnets and is the world;s hottest sauce! Or do they make another, milder sauce?
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    I voted no.

    I love spicy food, but it does not love me. :sad:sad20gif Not anymore.

    However, I don't like bland food and go out of my way for flavor.
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