How’s your spice tolerance?

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  1. naveed211

    naveed211 Tele-Holic

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    I think the peak of my spice-to-enjoyment ratio might be Serrano peppers. I sliced up some to put on chicken and it definitely had some heat. I required milk with the meal to not be overtaken by the burn. I think hotter peppers are delicious, but I’d say I’m only above average spice tolerance.

    i pretty much add something spicy or order spicy for most lunch and dinner meals, sometimes add some hot sauce for eggs for breakfast, too. Usually order on the higher end of spice at chain restaurants at least (a medium spice level at a Thai restaurant was at my limit though). My favorite salsa has (trace probably) amounts of scorpion and ghost peppers in it. I’ve had straight up ghost pepper salsa before and it was rough.

    Never have and never will do a reaper challenge....I’ve seen the outcomes of some of those and I think I know my limits.
     
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    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    The question you should have asked is "how's your chilli tolerance*?"

    'Spice' does not equal 'heat'.

    :)

    *good enough, eating hot food is not a pissing contest where I come from.
     
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    I use Scorpion pepper and or Carolina Reaper sauce in my chili, stew soup, BBQ sauce and just about anything else I can put them in. Go big or go home.
     
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    There's only a couple of hot sauces I'll eat, and I'm not a fan of hot peppers.

    For eggs or chicken, Cholula.

    For fish, Louisiana or Cholula.

    If I need to heat up a mild salsa a little, a few drops of Valentina black label.
     
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    I kinda feel that too much heat is silly. I'd like to actually taste what I'm eating.
     
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    I like hot sauce, but not the super hot kind 'cause I like to use a lot of it... Trader Joe's has good chile pepper sauce that you can really slather on without blowing the top of your head off. Tabasco is a good standby and Sriracha is an old fave.
     
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    Most people in the U.K. measure their tolerance by referencing a curry.


    from hottest...
    • Phall. Only for the truly brave of heart, and of tongue, phall is probably the hottest curry you'll find on most Indian restaurant menus, even though it wasn't actually created in India. ...
    • Vindaloo. ...
    • Jalfrezi. ...
    • Madras. ...
    • Tikka Masala. ...
    • Bhuna. ...
    • Balti. ...
    • Saag.
    • Korma
    I can eat a vindaloo. I’ve eaten Phall, but it has repercussions!
     
  9. Nightclub Dwight

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    My tolerance has gone down as I've gotten older. I used to seek out the really hot stuff, but that was before hot pepper/hot sauce movement got going. It seems that the bar has been pushed higher and higher over the past 20 years. I'd say I'm a medium at this point.
     
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    I like really hot food, but my family doesn't. I haven't tried to keep score in terms of any kind of hotness scale, but its very rare that I come across something too hot.
     
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    I love traditional spicy foods but have no love for the burn.
    Make nice hot curries regularly and prefer the hot aspect to balance with the other aspects, like the fresh chopped ginger root, mountain of garlic, and sweetness of vidalia onions.

    Used to be NYC Thai places got big thumbs ups from hipsters for the hotness, and it seemed to me that these diners couldn't tell if the cooking quality was high, only that the heat was high.
    Lots of these places I ate at because of rave reviews were serving substandard food with massive heat.

    I am aware though that we all have a different tolerance for hotness and can actually taste the other subtle flavors in a dish that is also super hot.
    I've eaten at places with high quality super hot food and other places with low quality super hot food.
    One Thai place that was an early pioneer yuppie spot in Williamsburg had tables but also a counter next to the cooks, so you could watch your dish being prepared. Very cool to see them cooking and very very hot Thai food.
    AFAIK this was legit ethnic cooking and not hyped for hipsters like some places.

    The whole engineered peppers with math for degree is interesting, I get into stuff I get into and if heat floated my boat I'd be all about the specialty peppers. My palate just isn't built that way...
     
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    Salt and Pepper .
     
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    It’s OK, but like lots of things, it’s not what it once was.
    My gizzard (stomach) can take the heat, but not my respiratory system..
    Too much takes my breath away.
     
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    My FIL likes super hot but none of the rest of us do.
    I keep a tub of chili flakes and some Cholula on hand for his visits.
    He dumps as much chili flakes on one serving as I put in the whole dish.
    But my heat is a combo of hots, not just hot pepper based.
     
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    Do you have a preferred brand? I may want to try some...
     
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    Dave's Gourmet Scorpion Pepper Hot Sauce.

    Ass Kicken' Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce.

    I bought the Scorpion Pepper sauce at, I believe, Albertsons. The Reaper sauce I bought at Amazon.
     
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    it's just another one of those competitive man things. Who can eat the hottest pepper? Who can make the hottest chili? Who can brew the most bitter overly-hopped IPA?

    If a guy just ate it because he liked it, he would never think to post about it. Nobody posts about how wonderful glazed old-fashion donuts are.
     
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