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Today, my mom made hot noodles (la1 mien4).
My tongue is still burning from lunch.
I actually started eating medium salsa (Casa Mamita from Aldi) to cool down, and even gave in and took a swig of orange juice.

That's saying quite a lot, as I can easily tolerate green serranos and "upward pointing" chilis (chao2 tien1 jiao1), even habaneros if cooked.

This was a triple threat:

  • red piquin peppers

  • "hot oil" (la4 yiu2, made by steeping crushed red pepper in boiling vegetable (corn or canola) oil; don't do it without very good ventilation)

  • minced garlic as a delivery vehicle



Well, my mom's from Sichuan province, so I should be phenotypically about half-Sichuanese (whatever that means in the way of tolerance for spicy food). By previous demonstration, I can handle pretty hot struff. But something tells me I got a few too many of the pepper slivers. I'll just have to have more at dinner to acclimate. :-)

By a show of hands, who here can take the heat?
Let's kick it up a notch!
Bam!

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Banazîr

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oxbastetxo
Mar. 1st, 2004 07:19 am (UTC)
Yikes
I got hot just reading that! I like some hot things, but not "HOT" things. :-) I'm a wimp, but I come from an odd mix. My Dad adores HOT things and my mom is allergic to hot peppers. I do like Sichuan, but I pick around the peppers. ;-)

On the upside for you, peppers help lower cholesteral and are benificial for blood pressure. :-) Also they induce your brain to produce endorphins and help your mood.

Smile!!!
banazir
Mar. 3rd, 2004 07:25 pm (UTC)
Hot Stuff
I got hot just reading that!
LOL!

I like some hot things, but not "HOT" things. :-) I'm a wimp, but I come from an odd mix. My Dad adores HOT things and my mom is allergic to hot peppers.
Aww, too bad.

I do like Sichuan, but I pick around the peppers. ;-)
Ah, but half of Sichuanese food is the hot peppers!

On the upside for you, peppers help lower cholesteral and are benificial for blood pressure. :-) Also they induce your brain to produce endorphins and help your mood.
Well, there you go!
Glad I could help.

Your comment reminded me of a Mother Goose and Grimm strip where Grimm had done something naughty.

Mother Goose: But why, Grimmy? What could it possibly produce?
Grimm (grinning): Endorphins.


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Banazir
oxbastetxo
Mar. 3rd, 2004 08:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Hot Stuff
LOL...I can see Grimmy doing that...Gotta love that pooch.

Smile!
gondhir
Mar. 1st, 2004 07:58 am (UTC)
I can't!
banazir
Mar. 1st, 2004 11:54 am (UTC)
If yew can't take the heat...
I can't!
Get... oat... of my... kitchen!

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Banazir
sui_degeneris
Mar. 4th, 2004 09:50 am (UTC)
/me makes note.
"Banazir and Gondhir do NOT twin all the time."

/me caps pen and returns it to desk drawer.

Useful information, that.

As for me, I am definitely on the low-heat end of the spectrum.

However, all is not necessarily lost. When I was in California and had supper with Gondhir and the Softrat, Softy informed me that I had to have some of the green salsa. (All previous salsa experience had been with the red stuff.) I agreed, and was pleasantly surprised to find that the heat was noticeable but quite tolerable, and that the flavor beyond and beneath the heat was quite good. In fact, I preferred it to the red salsa.

Which means that at my current rate of increase of heat-tolerance, I should be munching on raw habaneros/scotchbonnets in about, oh, 300 years or so.
banazir
Mar. 4th, 2004 06:21 pm (UTC)
Re: /me makes note.
"Banazir and Gondhir do NOT twin all the time."
/me caps pen and returns it to desk drawer.
Useful information, that.

Yeepo!
*stocks super-soaker of capsicum extract*

As for me, I am definitely on the low-heat end of the spectrum.
Aw, c'mon where alla hot chix? W00t?

However, all is not necessarily lost. When I was in California and had supper with Gondhir and the Softrat, Softy informed me that I had to have some of the green salsa. (All previous salsa experience had been with the red stuff.) I agreed, and was pleasantly surprised to find that the heat was noticeable but quite tolerable, and that the flavor beyond and beneath the heat was quite good. In fact, I preferred it to the red salsa.
Good show!

Which means that at my current rate of increase of heat-tolerance, I should be munching on raw habaneros/scotchbonnets in about, oh, 300 years or so.
A mere blink of a neye to a dragonk.

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Banazir
masteralida
Mar. 1st, 2004 08:17 am (UTC)
Can your mother cook for me? Please??? That sounds wonderfully yummy!
banazir
Mar. 1st, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
Capsaicin r0><0rs j0r b0><0r
Can your mother cook for me? Please???
Wlel, the above at least is something I know how to make.
So if she can't cook for you, I will, when time and cookware are available. :-)

That sounds wonderfully yummy!
Oh, it is.
Capsaicin r0><0rs j0r b0><0r, as phawkwood says.

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Banazir
tamf
Mar. 1st, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC)
i do da spice, dood!
lal of twiggy's relatives keep worrying that they're serving me too spicy food. hurgh. don't they know that he took me gradually up the tissue ladder (where number of tissues used indicate how hot the dish was) until i could not only eat, but also enjoy a variety of tingling pleasures, such as dosai podi (aka "gunpowder") and deep-fried dried red chillies.

coming from a country where the only known spices are salt and pepper, it makes me kwite proud of myself.
banazir
Mar. 1st, 2004 09:24 pm (UTC)
Spiced like a Bene Gesserit!
lal of twiggy's relatives keep worrying that they're serving me too spicy food.
"Aww, sweetie, are yew hokaz?
Do yew need a nextra lung?"
Eh, I memember yew and yer propensity fro paprika in gulyas. It's knot as if yew stratted yestiddy!

hurgh. don't they know that he took me gradually up the tissue ladder (where number of tissues used indicate how hot the dish was)
LOL, I thought I was the only one who used a napkin rating system instead of the Scoville Scale.

until i could not only eat, but also enjoy a variety of tingling pleasures, such as dosai podi (aka "gunpowder") and deep-fried dried red chillies.
W00t!
Raise the rhoof!

coming from a country where the only known spices are salt and pepper, it makes me kwite proud of myself.
Adn we're lal proud of you!
Go you!

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Banazir
narvi
Mar. 1st, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC)
MmMmm
I think I can handle the heat. Cahtually, I'm not sure. When I make my own stir fry the family complains it's too hot, but then I always feel like it's not hot enough. Is that a good sign?
banazir
Mar. 1st, 2004 11:58 pm (UTC)
Signs
I think I can handle the heat. Cahtually, I'm not sure.
"Being a Hottie is like being the One...
No one can tell you you're the One, you just know it."

When I make my own stir fry the family complains it's too hot, but then I always feel like it's not hot enough. Is that a good sign?
Yes.

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Banazir
miajesbar
Mar. 1st, 2004 11:09 pm (UTC)
Spicy + Me = Bad!!

Oh, I can handle Mexican food (just a little on the mild side) and the like, but nothing like red peppers or jalapenos...
banazir
Mar. 1st, 2004 11:57 pm (UTC)
Will remember
Spicy + Me = Bad!!
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Only, it'll be chock full of habaneros. :-P

Oh, I can handle Mexican food (just a little on the mild side) and the like, but nothing like red peppers or jalapenos...
OK, got it. :-)

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Banazir
koinonia
Mar. 2nd, 2004 09:13 am (UTC)
I think you should come and cook for me too! FloridaMoot! And on the plus side you can eat gator and say what everyone else says that eats gator down here: "Tastes like chicken!"

Of course..what *doesn't* taste like chicken except mebbe chicken?

Nad rosemary.
banazir
Mar. 2nd, 2004 04:46 pm (UTC)
I think you should come and cook for me too! FloridaMoot!
W00t!

And on the plus side you can eat gator and say what everyone else says that eats gator down here: "Tastes like chicken!"
Yernow, I lived for 3 years in Lakeland, FL, and never ate gator once.

Of course..what *doesn't* taste like chicken except mebbe chicken?
Sporken liek a TEUNC!
Did yew know frog legs are called "sweet chicken" in Chonese?

Nad rosemary.
Mmm, rosemary pie.

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Banazir
(BTW, is that the Empress from the Neverending Story?)
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