Do you enjoy spicy food?

United States
June 22, 2010 7:12pm CST
I was brave enough to come along with my friends to a Thai restaurant the other day. We order something like Curry; noodle; and a 3 - flavor whole fish and some appetizers. My friends are spicy lover, and I guess they order 2 dishes are 4 - 5 stars. I took a bite, and I couldn't stop drinking water from that moment. They told me to practice a little more, and when I get used to it. I would love spicy food. But my tongue is burning, and I couldn't take it no more. Wow, how brave I was to taste all of them, and I guess that waiter refill at least 4 glasses of water for me.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
23 Jun 10
I’m with you! I don’t handle spicy too well especially when it entails burning your mouth! I don’t understand the joy in eating something so hot that it disguises all taste and causes discomfort like profuse sweating and nasty burning!
23 Jun 10
Yep. As long as it's not too spicy yes. Can't really enjoy a meal when it's too hot.
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
I love spicy food. I'd cook almost everything in a spicy way but there are other members of our family who don't have the taste buds for spicy food.I'd prefer everything spicy if I can have it my way. But, of course, with the exception of desserts. By the way, my two fave Filipino spicy dishes are Caldereta and Bicol express. They are shimmering hot and awefuly delicious, too.:-)
@annavi23 (6306)
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
ooohhh,i loved bicol express too,same as caldereta!
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
23 Jun 10
I love spicy food!! Water doesn't really help with spicy though; often it makes it worse. Eating bread can help; milk is the number one thing that helps, but I hate milk. lol. I love jalepeno and habenero peppers. I love the habenero wings from chiles. It's really spicy and really good. I put some kind of hot sauce on pretty much everything. :)
• United States
23 Jun 10
It will take time for me to practice this kind of eating though. I felt like my tongue was on fire, and really to blow it out like a dragon. Spicy food is good, and it increase your appetite a bit though.
@apresto (127)
• Bulgaria
28 Jun 10
Chinese spicy food is awesome, with ouzo it flames you up in the insides like you need to carry a fire extinguisher with you...I wouldn't taste more than two spicy dishes on one meal, don't make me do it and don't give me money for it, I won't. Chilly peppers are great for a salad or when you're eating some kind of meat and meet the two tastes, it's a strange one in the beginning, afterwards it gets good and then you want more.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
28 Jun 10
Hi, swetashah. I love spicy foods although I don't eat it as much. I think that I can handle something very zesty. My husband may not. But I could. I love having a zing to my meals.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
28 Jun 10
I love spicey food, but not too spicey. I do not mean medium, but what I mean is that I want the food to be between medium and hot. When we are at a restaurant, we order the not so spicey and that is because my husband and my daughter-in-law do not want a lot of heat. I mean I wish they would order the medium hot instead of just medium. It is so boring.
• United States
23 Jun 10
Ho my! I feel for ya. I know because I can not and will never be able to handle HOY and spicy foods. I love it but it don't like me at all. I have found that water makes it HOTTER and they say a piece of bread will help but that didn't help either. Take care Snow
@boakes (16)
• United States
23 Jun 10
I love spicy food, I actually crave it and when that happens I have to have it. Bummer is though I have no gallbladder so when I do I suffer some bad indegestion, so I save my stomach until my cravings are bad enough to need it.
• United States
23 Jun 10
I think this topic suits me well,in our family we cannot live without hot pepper in our dish lol especially my father.Right now that i am married i still do the same routine i put hot pepper in our food but in a minimal amount coz my husband is not use to it.But now oh my gush my husband love spicy food lol we always love spicy food actually just to make sure that we will not be out of hot peppers we buy at lowes a seedling of a hot pepper so that we have our own supply and anytime if we want one we can get it day and night.
• Indonesia
23 Jun 10
I really like the spicy food because it can increase our appetite but if too spicy or very spicy I could not help it and sometimes I also eat green chilies directly.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
23 Jun 10
Yes, I love spicy food, and eat it as often as I can! I used to work with some Indian people who taught me to eat practically anything, so now I only feel the spiciness if I eat huge quantities of wasabi (the green spicy paste you eat with sushi), anything else, I barely even feel!
@_Honey_ (781)
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
I love spicy food. It tickles my tastebuds a lot and it's very appetizing. The thing about spicy food is I tend to eat more rice and that's a lot of calories to burn! LOL.
• India
23 Jun 10
I love spicy Indian food.May it be veg or non-veg spice is must.I like lot of hot green chillies in my curry or else i cant eat.If i go for some invitation i make it sure they give me extra chillies if their preparation is not spicy.
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
spicy foods have been one of my greatest weakness ever since childhood. i have tried tasting some spicy foods but i really never got interested in them. i always prepare lots of water every time i know that i'll gonna eat spicy foods.. :)
@durgabala (1362)
• India
23 Jun 10
I too love spicy food, but only specific dishes, my everyday food should not be spicy. I like those hot spicy chats, spicy bhel puris , and pav bhaji....I have not tried thai food yet....but have had spicy french loaf sandwiches.
@annavi23 (6306)
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
sometimes i do,sometimes not. depends on my mood.but i only tasted spicy noodles from (i can't remember the country,but it's just given by our neighbor who has relative abroad).i find the noodles very spicy,i can't take the spiciness myslef,same as jjampong noodles,i guess it's damn hot! this is my reaction when i tasted it... i loved caldereta and bicol express from my country,philippines... i can say wasabe is a kind of foreign spicy food/thing to me and i know it's really hot i think i won't be able to try that. my father is from bicol where lots of people loved and enjoyed eating spicy foods.even the whole chili thing they used to eat. my father always cooked laing,the viand which is composed of coconut milk and dried gabi leaves. most of my relatives from mother side always waits for that menu from my father when we have this yearly family reunion.really spicy!
@pooh08 (672)
• Vietnam
23 Jun 10
It's a funny story. When I go a spicy food restaurant, I usually feel it's very strange. I ordered some food to eat. At first, it's very taste. But when I eat it usually, I feel it's normal food. Spicy food makes everybody feels it's funny to discovery many food around the world.
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
I don't enjoy spicy foods but there's some that I like. One is a fish curry (can't remember if the name's correct). It's a very spicy food with very small fish (dilis) which was prepared to us by one Pakistani friend. Another one is the Bicol Express of the Bicolanos.
@chickabee (119)
• United States
23 Jun 10
I wouldn't mind spicy food if it wasn't hot.(lol) I hate it when I order something in a restaurant that I don't know is spicy and after my first bite the whole meal is ruined. My mouth will be on fire and I can't taste anything after that. How do you all get past the hot? How do you taste anything? I am serious. I know spicy is very popular these days because it is everywhere I go so there must be something to it. I just don't get it. I would like Thai food if it wasn't so hot. I like going to Oriental restaurants and I really like General Tso's Chicken. When I order it I ask them to leave the hot spice out of it and then I like it. Spicy food makes my whole mouth feel like all the skin came off with one bite. I always said if I want to burn my tongue I'll just strike a match and stick it in my mouth.
@qisyaz (40)
• Singapore
23 Jun 10
give yourself a clap for being brave enough to try all the spicy food.. i just love spicy food i need to eat something spicy in all my meal..your friend are right you need practice to eat spicy food so as to withstand the spiciness.. since i come from family who loves spicy food. i never had problem eating spicy food.. my mother even eat raw chilli with the food that she is eating that is not spicy.