[CH] Ordering food that's too hot

Curt Snyder, Hot's Desire (hotsdesr@deltanet.com)
Tue, 19 May 1998 09:53:10 -0700 (PDT)

The discussion over ordering food that was too hot reminded me of a place
I went to once. I was in Ireland for a month and a group of people decided
to take me to the spiciest place they knew of, an indian restaurant in
Galway. There were four of us. I ordered the hottest item I could find on
the menu, expecting somewhat insipid heat. The waiter said "No, you can't
have that" When I asked why, he told me it was too hot. I had to argue
with him for a little bit, finally told him that I would take
responsibility if it was too hot. The person next to me ordered something
of moderate heat, another something of mild heat and the last of no heat
(kind of a Goldilocks & the 3 bears thing, eh?). Mine was quite hot,
ranked right up there with the best indian I've had anywhere. The moderate
heat person took some of mine to mix with hers. The mild heat person went
through 4 pitchers of water and was still bright red! 
I can't remember the name of the place, but if you're traveling south
through Galway, you cross a famous bridge. It's just at the south end of
the bridge on the right.

We also went to "China Sichuan" in Stillorgan(south of Dublin). They
finally brought out the chile oil when it was obvious we found their food
mild. But I can recommend the vegetarian hot & sour soup, it was very

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