Well, my local Thai restaurant (actually, one of many) could never make it hot enough for me. So, in exasperation, I told the waitress to tell the chef to, "Burn me." He did. Looked like he had poured an entire bottle of chile paste on the food - it was bright red. I was with business clients, so I did the best I could - didn't complain. But I ate very little, then took the food home and washed it off! It was still too hot to eat. Never, never, never say that. R.