what do you drink when the food is just too spicy??

Philippines
May 26, 2007 6:25pm CST
i love hot and spicy foods. but there are just times when i cant take the hotness and the spicyness of the dish, or worse, i chewed on some real hot pepper! what do i do? i down it with water. but i think it doesnt help though, i think it just helps psychologically, knowing that i am trying to put off the burning sensation by water. im just curious what really is the most effective way to drown the overspicy taste? juice? wateR? softdrink? or tea? what?
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11 responses
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
27 May 07
When I eat hot and spicy foods I always drink iced cold Coke. I don't know, it's just refreshing for me and I like the taste of it mixed with my spicy food.
• Philippines
28 May 07
hello there. :) well, i tried drinking softdrinks to lessen the hot and spicy and burning feeling in my mouth but it just doesnt seem to work. good for you that it is working on you. :)
@h_gaurd9 (988)
• United States
27 May 07
I also like to eat hot and spicy foods. When I was younger it used to be a different story though. Your story sounds funny by the way. Water is the first thing I run to when I find my food to be too spicy. It helps me, but I have to drinks a lot of it so I won't feel the burning sensation. Soft drinks don't help at all, not even soda. Whenever I drink soda after eating something spicy, the soda tastes bitter. The same thing happens when I take juice too. It leaves a bitter taste. Now, don't get me started on tea! =O
• Philippines
27 May 07
yeah, its funny now, but when it is happening to me, oh men, it really isnt funny. its like i feel as if im a dragon which has the ability to puff fire due to the super hotness of the food! :P lolz. yeah, i know, softdrinks doesnt help, and so does tea, and much more for water! well, guess i should try those suggestions which involve milk and yogurt. :) maybe you should try it next time too. :)
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
27 May 07
I either drink a glass of milk or butter a piece of bread and eat it. Believe it or not it actually helps, and has saved me some major discomfort over a couple of run-ins with too much habanero in my favorite salsa.
• Philippines
27 May 07
ooh. :) well, thank you so much for that advice, maybe i'll try that when i encounter something which is just too hot for my poor taste buds. :) lolz. :) thanks again my friend! :)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Water won't do it..Drink something very sweet or even plain milk. The sweet drinks will help cool the hotness down best.
@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
11 Oct 07
I take water to pacity the heat of spices.I relish less spcicy food. It gives me a kind of statisfaction to take moderately spicy food. Some spices are good for health but some of them can be harmful also, if taken in plenty like red chillies.
@shinjiao (1464)
• China
28 Aug 07
I prefer to drink juice.The sweet juice can cool off my mouth.I don't like drink water coz I have found that drinking water is uesless.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
26 Jul 07
I think I've told you this before, but I just loooove spicy food! Sometimes it's really hard to handle it without a drink! In my opinion, any juice will do the job pretty well. I don't like to drink soda, because it seems to get bitter when it mixes with the spicy taste in my mouth. It's weird. And I rarely drink water while I'm eating, so I prefer juices! :)
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 07
hey jlara_gtr34!I love hot and spicy food too!To kill the burning sensation,you'll just have to brush your teeth and it goes away.at least,that works for me!I like downing a few chillies just for fun.
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
when eating hot and spicy foods, i like to drink cold iced tea... heheh... it would take like 5 glasses of iced tea in a meal with spicy foods.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
20 Jun 07
Hi, there! I do love hot and spicy food. My level of hot and spicy is really amazing. Very seldom for me to run for water if I feel that burning sensation. But if I do feel really hot, I just drink a lot of water. It won't really help (I know it... ) but what I do next is quite helpful for me. I will take sweets ... :)
@eva_diva (287)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
Hi. I hate spicy food and i cant tolerate it not even when it's only slightly hot. I accidentally chewed a chunk of red pepper last week and it was hell. What I did was took a pinch of white sugar and smeared it in my mouth and downed it with water. Milk also works for me but spreading sugar in my mouth works better. :)