Can you eat spicy food?

@mermaidivy (15415)
United States
July 20, 2009 2:15pm CST
I just made a spciy garlic beef lunch box for my husband tomorrow, it smells so good !My husband likes spciy food so I make spicy noodles, beef or anything once in a while; I cannot eat too spicy food though, I can only eat little spicy. If I eat too spicy food, my face will get very red like a lobster, my lips will become double sized and I can feel really hot in my stomach! What about you?
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@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 09
Hi mermaidivy, I love spicy food. I always looking for chili sauce every time I went to dining table. I also love curry. When ever I ate noodles, I must have a chili sauce, otherwise its not so tasty. Happy mlotting and have a nice day.
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@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Chili and curry are two of my favorite things to eat. They are so spicy and taste so good! I wish I had either one right now!
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Although I can't eat too spicy food but I like to add some chilis in my noodles too!
• United States
20 Jul 09
Sometimes it depends what it is & who made it. THings that were supposed to be "spicy" sometimes are not too bad. But if there's garlic in there I will have heartburn so I will need to eat it say for lunch and not dinner and will need some ice cream at some point in the day to help comfort my tummy.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Oh my gosh. I love garlic more than anything. I could put tons of garlic on almost anything and be super happy.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I LOVE garlic as well!!!
• United States
22 Jul 09
I know I know! I"m getting into the garlic just not the reflux of tasting it later when I go to bed. UG! And so manythings are made with garlic, I couldn't even eat frozen garlic bread it upset my gallbladder and gave me bad heartburn/reflux.
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
yes i do. i love so much spicy foods. it adds more appetite for me. LOL i dont eat frilled food with out chili on the sauce. hahahahah
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
22 Jul 09
So you only eat spicy food! ? :-O
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
hahaaha of course not. what im trying to say is that, iam more into spicy foods than not spicy one. most specially in sauces, whew love it when its spicy.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
21 Jul 09
Hello mermaidivy, I cannot eat spicy food at all. Even the slightest hot spice in food burns my tongue and lips. This may sound amazing to most, as I lived in Thailand for eleven years, and I'm married to a Thai. Once we were eating at an outdoor restaurant, and I said to my wife my food was hot. The waiter assured us it wasn't, but when my wife tasted it it was just a tiny bit spicey. We worked out that when my wife shook some spices on her food with a shaker, a fan placed behind her blew a little onto my plate.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Oh really? I thought all the asians can eat hot food!
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
22 Jul 09
Hey, I'm not Asian, I'm an Aussie who worked in Asia for eleven years, and married an Asian. Although I have met the odd Asian who doesn't like hot food.
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Yes I can eat spicy food but I don't like spicy food because it taste weird. It burns in my stomach. I just like to eat not spicy food because spicy food is way to hot. Very hot. So I'm gonna stick to regular food.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
21 Jul 09
It does burn my stomach too but I like to have little spcie on some certain food.
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Yea I guess sometimes I need a little spice. Like on hamburgers. They need a little spice to make them taste good.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I really love to eat spicy foods. I used to buy these pickles a few years ago that were pickled with jalapenos in the jar, too. They tasted so good! I really like to make my own buffalo chicken, too. Spicy foods help me out a lot when I am sick with a cold. Just eating a spicy soup will make my nose run so much that it almost can't run anymore!
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I can see how muich you like spicy food! You jsut sounded like you are drooling! haha
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@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Haha, yes! I would say I was nearly drooling! I wish I had some buffalo chicken right now...
@alexsis (2149)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Yes, I can eat spicy food. I love spicy food! I'm from the south and just about everything we eat here has to have a little spice to it. They make Hot Sauce here in Louisiana.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I love to put hot sauce on almost everything I eat! One of my favorite things is buffalo chicken wings. So spicy and so yummy!
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I have heard of that before! ;-)
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
Same here. Though I like hot and spicy but digestive system can take that. If i would force my appetite on it my stomach would be in trouble..I better not to eat that suffer...
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
23 Jul 09
sometimes I suffer after too...
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I never cared for spicy foods myself. I don't like my mouth to be on fire. I avoid things that smell like they would be spicy. When I think of spicy, I equate that with hot like jalapenos. If something is spicy but not hot, I can eat that. I don't get red or any other reaction, but I do have to drink a ton of water to put out the fire. Have a great day!!!
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
23 Jul 09
Thanks for sharing :-)
@just4you0 (422)
• India
22 Jul 09
Unfortunately, me to cant eat spicy food. If i eat it, then my tongue and mouth starts Burning ,then i have to immediately eat sugar. My mom knows this so she never make spicy food in my house, but when i go somewhere out then i have to eat such food and burn like hell
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
22 Jul 09
too big spice burn my stomach too
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
I can tolerate spicy food but not that too spicy because it can upset my stomach. Right now I seldom it spicy food back then I love eating spicy like traditional dish here like laing and kilawin. My mother planted chilis but only my father often picks it because he eat chilis. Some people eat chilis a lot like Indians, Arabs, Koreans and Chinese. Only Bicolanos really like eating chilis here they often used it in there cuisines.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I feel the same too... only little bit of spice is good.
@Hucheng (163)
• China
22 Jul 09
I just came back from Nanchang,in South of China,which is famous for its spicy food.To live this city ,you need to have a strong stomach,people here put peppers in whatever they cooked.It's paradise for people who love spicy food and hell for people who can afford just a little spicy like me.This 5 days,I enjoyed the beauties here and there,suffered spicy food time and time.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Too muich is no good though
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
22 Jul 09
We, that is people from India and the Indian subcontinent, like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are used to eating spicy food. India from ancient times was famousr for its spices and trading was going on between the ancient countries like Greece, Rome, Egypt etc for its spices. I too enjoy eating spicy food and in my younger days i could eat very hot food without turning a hair. Now that i have grown old i avoid eating spicy food but like it if it is slightly hot. I don`t like bland food and can`t eat such stuff.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Thanks for sharing :-)
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 09
Hello mermaidivy, I love spicy food and I can't eat food without anything that looks spicy! My husband can stand the spicy food too so I have no problem to cook at home. Just that, sometimes he asks me not to cook spicy stuff every day.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
22 Jul 09
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
I still like spicy food, but not as much as I used to many years ago. The same thing happens with my husband so I think maybe age as a little to do with that. At the present I prefer food that is medium spicy over the very hot dishes that I enjoyed when I was younger. My soon likes everything very spice and often adds a little more after the food is made. I never really have any specific effects from eating spicy food, but my mom had to avoid it because she was like you.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I thini mdeium spicy is good :-)
@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 09
For me, a bit of spice is alright, but too much of spice would make my tummy churn. Before you know it, I'd be going to the washroom :) ...it has happened too many times, and I hate it when it happens in restaurants, or at wedding dinners.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I know it sounds gross but it does make me want to go to the bathroom afterwards sometimes...
@shimanaja (495)
• Indonesia
22 Jul 09
Hi mermaidivy..i like spicy food but not every spicy food of course.. In my country...the spicy food is very much variety..so u can choose which one u like.. the most important that food does not make our stomach sick..eventough i like it very much
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Thanks for sharing :-)
• Vietnam
22 Jul 09
hi Mermaidivy, I used to be afraid of spicy food like you when I was very small. I cannot forget the fist time I try to eat a spicy dish, which is kind of medium-size edible snail cooked with some sea food and that used with so spicy sauce. But, because I went to eat that food with my next-door girl, a person who is so crazy with the spicy food,so I did not want to lose my face, so I could not show my true felling, and try to express a positive attitude, hixhix. And fortunately, I try to eat spicy food repeatedly, and from now, I really enjoy spicy food, especially bolt edible snail with chili sauce, hehe. We often go out to eat that food at the weekend, that's so great!
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Yea... how to make yourself eat spicier is to keep eating little more each time eating spicy food, I foud that wokrs too! Thanks for sharing :-)
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
21 Jul 09
no. i can not eat spicy food. it gives me heartburn and i do not like food if it is to spicy anyway. spicy food is to hot and that is all you can taste your mouth burns and you can not taste anything else that you are eating.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Yea... I can only eat a little bit.
@Bloggership (1118)
• Indonesia
21 Jul 09
Well, since was born in a land of hundreds kind of spicy, sure i don't objections to eat any kind of spicy foods... Breakfast, lunch, and dinners, it always a chilli and garlic mixed for a primary foods everyday...
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Thanks for sharing :-)