Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Culture' started by Loufoque, Mar 22, 2012.
I HATE HOT AND SPICY FOOD.
But not RIDIC hot, I still want to taste it.
Same as Emma
The second and third option mean the same thing and there needs to be an option between the first and second.
Just little bit.
Very mild. A few years ago even Tandoori Chicken would burn my mouth. I am quite addicted to putting Worcestershire Sauce in almost everything to spice it up a bit though and I do like mild Hot Sauce on Mexican food.
I like very mild Thai curries, but I generally find Indian food either ridiculously hot or anything that's edible for me is so fucking bland I get bored after a few mouthfuls.
What do people here get at Nandos? I tend to get a Lemon/Herb marinade, but i've been told that anything above medium on the peri-peri scale is ridiculously hot. Therefore whenever anyone asks me I always tell them to get medium, but have had people complain afterwards that that was not not hot enough.
I actually tried the hot on a corn on the cob when I was there two weeks back. It was good but I could scarcely feel the bottom half of my face once i'd finished eating it.
That's the thing though, isn't it? Even the slightest bit of chilli and it destroys the taste of whatever it's with for me. It's just empty heat that overpowers anything to my tastebuds.
Black pepper I'm better with, but then I find that 'warm' rather than hot, and far more aromatic.
I have extra hot at Nandos and it's not even that hot
The last time I went to Nando's I had a PLAIN (NOT Lemon & Herb) and even THAT was TOO HOT
Bloody hell Lou and you call yourself Black?
Nando's lemon & herb is too hot for me. I'll eat it, but it pushes me beyond a point I like to go. Anything more, forget it.
I basically enjoy EUROPEAN FOOD, NON-SPICY FAR EASTERN FOOD and NON-SPICY MIDDLE-EASTERN FOOD
Mexican and Indian can both DO ONE!
Do they put seasoning on the plain chicken then? How odd.
I remember when I was 15yo one of the black girls I used to sit with on the school bus gave me a JAMAICAN PATTY and I NEARLY DIED
Yeah... i've never had it but they warn on the menu that it's still got a LITTLE bit of marinade on.
That's pretty much me. Do you find that people think you're REALLY FUSSY though because of it?
It pisses me off no end. I'm far more adventurous in terms of variety of what I eat, but because I generally prefer to actually TASTE the food I eat and enjoy the flavour, I'm supposedly FUSSY
YES. It is infuriating. "OH, that would be a bit TOO HOT FOR YOU WOULDN'T IT?" Meanwhile I'm sitting their eating OCTOPUS or PARTRIDGE but I'm FUSSY because my taste buds don't enjoy the CRUDE practice of dowsing EVERYTHING in MOUNDS of PAPRIKA or TABASCO :daf:
Those things and Jerk Chicken is positively disguising.
And never mind the fact I'd be SHITTING THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE within MINUTES if I did eat that SHIT
I really don't do spicy food for the most part, I don't really LIKE IT but I can deal with it alright. I'd much rather go for something mild and flavoursome than something that's just pure HEAT.
This is JUST what I was thinkiing. I can imagine him on a DATE down at the local PATTY SHOP "just give me a bowl of rice and peas".
I don't know... it can be hard knowing what it's okay to serve someone when they "don't like spicy food." My aunt and uncle are like this, and my dad tried serving them Goulash (with sour cream in it and all of that) and they still thought it was too spicy.
Where do you think I GO ON DATES?
Oh you can never please someone that 'doesn't like spicy food'
Don't even bother seasoning it with black pepper - you'll still get the 'ooh this is a bit spicy....' comments.
My Asian friends all think I only like bland food, but I honestly think that they just singed off their taste buds in early childhood. Having to build up a resistance to something over years in order to enjoy it really isn't worth the effort.
OMG Halli don't EVER have me round for dinner
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Until recently, I had NO IDEA that there were restaurants further up from Bar Code. So I actually ended up at KIFTO one evening because it was the only restaurant I KNEW and I needed food before going out in the area. I don't think the female chef liked my homosexuality
I can imagine him turning up there in his Jamaican reggae hat like Homer Simpson on that episode of the Simpsons where he's accused of hate crimes.
My mother's cooking was BLAND in the extreme. More or less EVERYTHING was boiled to a pulp, with very little in terms of sauces etc. I don't EVER remember seeing herbs or spices at home. Perhaps one of two schwartz jars, but certainly nothing fresh. Salt and ground white pepper only at the table. I'm not sure if that has something to do with it or not though, as my brother is an absolute chilli FIEND now. He has it with everything.
I quite like the fact that I taste a lot more flavour in foods that other people find bland. I could happily spend lunch time sampling different breads.
Next Friday I will be galavanting off to Borough Market with friends from work. I think I'm going to try some Kangaroo if they have it!
i'll take spicy over bland, i usually go for whatever the middle is. There's been a few times when i felt adventurous and ordered spicy at a Thai or Indian restaurant and mostly it was painful.
Oh I can't stick a FUSSY EATER. When I lived with the porky Greek some years ago, my stepmother turned up with a bit of chicken in foil FOR TEA rather than sampling the CONTINENTAL CUISINE
Hopefully she's DEAD NOW
Halli Post of Evening.