Re: [CH] Cranking up the heat in restaurants!

Melinda Merkel (
Mon, 18 May 1998 10:37:14

>In response to Jonathan Smillie's request for ultra-hot food in a Thai
>restaurant, what happens when a order is really too hot to eat?  Has anyone
>been thwarted by asking then not being able to handle extra-hot versions of
>restaurant food?  Is anyone brave enough to 'fess up?

The only time I've ever gotten something too hot to eat was when I was a
fledgling CH, about six years ago, and I ordered something extra spicy in a
Thai restaurant and then couldn't eat it. I happened to know the waiter, so
he just laughed, poured off as much of the sauce as he could, and brought
me some wimpier sauce. It was only mildly embarrassing.

Needless to say my Scoville tolerance has improved a lot since then. <g> I
went into the same restaurant the other day and ordered the same dish extra
spicy, and finished it all without it even making my nose run. Long Wong's
suicide wings aside, I haven't had a restaurant meal I would truly consider
spicy in about two years. I'm going to have to try that bring-your-own-habs
trick :)


       Melinda Merkel        |  "The night was _bigger_ than the day, and      |    in its realm, life seemed to have more  |   possibilities." -- Dean Koontz, Midnight