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adrian
June 28th, 2005, 05:29 PM
I'm in the middle of dinner (yes, I eat infront of the computer, what a sad life yeah?) and my Mom just brought up a plate of meat. I eat some, and my mouth is burning hot. Turns out, she put uka pile o' pepper. My lips are burning, and drinking coke doesn't help.

Anyway, how do you like your food?

kimo55
June 28th, 2005, 05:32 PM
I'm in the middle of dinner (yes, I eat infront of the computer, what a sad life yeah?) and my Mom just brought up a plate of meat. I eat some, and my mouth is burning hot. Turns out, she put uka pile o' pepper. My lips are burning, and drinking coke doesn't help.

Anyway, how do you like your food?



try milk. cools you off well.
I put far too many habanero chiles on my kaukau. ho da endoprhin rush.

Spicey erryting mo bedda lidat.

Glen Miyashiro
June 28th, 2005, 05:52 PM
I like 'em hot.

1stwahine
June 28th, 2005, 06:02 PM
I like it spicey! :D

Lalalinder
June 28th, 2005, 07:17 PM
I like hot and spicy. Chilequilas are one of my favorite things to eat.

helen
June 28th, 2005, 08:35 PM
Shouldn't this thread be titled (spicy wise) as opposed to (heat wise)? In any event in my early years I couldn't handle the spicy stuff as far as it going down my mouth, but as I got older I think I am less sensitive to the spicy stuff.

But I think I will wimp out and stick with the mild stuff.

kimo55
June 28th, 2005, 08:43 PM
Shouldn't this thread be titled (spicy wise) as opposed to (heat wise)?

Not at all.
The heading is appropriate.
Aside from temperature heat, "Heat" is also a term synonymous with pungency in spicy or chile originated foods. And this heat is measureable. Mostly by the internationally known, (since 1912) Scoville Heat Units.

helen
June 28th, 2005, 09:28 PM
So I take it that for the Scoville Heat Units, the higher the number the more spicy it is?

kimo55
June 28th, 2005, 09:49 PM
So I take it that for the Scoville Heat Units, the higher the number the more spicy it is?


no, the spicier it is.
actually,
spicier or "more spicy" can imply having an abundance of spices, or high qty of spice, not nesessarily hotter or fiery.
The greater the number of Scoville units, the hotter the (food or) pepper.

Pedro
June 28th, 2005, 10:19 PM
I prefer my food more often hot than not. We keep cut up larger chili peppers and whole smaller ones in two jars with cider vinegar in our 'fridge. Ono brah!
Not again! I'm logged in as Pedro instead of myself-Buddy2. We use the same computer at times. :eek:

kimo55
June 28th, 2005, 10:27 PM
as Pedro instead of myself-Buddy2. We use the same computer at times. :eek:

da hellzat mean?!



anyway, yea. gotta have alotta chiles in da icebox.

...many of those long ones, bunch of the plump ones, cans of ortega chiles (da kine for chile relleno) and of course, everyone's fave; Habanero.

and of course, cayenne pepper in a shaker. African cayenne da besstestes kine. and fresh pepper in a grinder.

AbsolutChaos
June 29th, 2005, 06:03 AM
So I take it that for the Scoville Heat Units, the higher the number the more spicy it is?

If I recall correctly, the number of Scoville Units means the number of teaspoons of sugar it takes to neutralize the spiciness of an item.

I'm trying to find a food additive called "The Source." I saw it on Food network. Unfortunately, the stuff is EXPENSIVE! If anybody knows of a site which is selling it for cheaper/on sale, let me know! :D

As for my personal preference on heat content in food, I often joke that if my food isn't hot enough to make me cry, it isn't worth eating. ;) I've yet to find a cuisine that compares to the Indian food I ate growing up when it comes to heat content--and that includes Thai food.

I make my visiting Mainland guests from OH bring me some of BW3's Blazin' Hot Sauce so I have something yummy to eat with my potato wedges.

Anybody have any recommendations on a place that makes Thai food spicy on Oahu? When I order Thai food around here, I beg them to make it "Thai hot" or "as hot as possible," but this still doesn't result in spicy enough food for me or my boyfriend... :(

Albert
June 29th, 2005, 10:24 AM
Oh, give me Indian Vindaloo Curry any time. I don't much care for these bland Japanese and Vietnamese versions.

kimo55
June 29th, 2005, 10:36 AM
As for my personal preference on heat content in food, I often joke that if my food isn't hot enough to make me cry, it isn't worth eating.



I need it to make me cry, buck back and forth, make my nose run and my ears run too.
Flail my head side to side. Gasp for breath. grab all cloth napkins from surrounding tables and wipe my face. Toss the napkins in the big Mexican vase middle of the room. Circle the whole room three times in four seconds.
(That is my usual day at Compadres after putting a few drops of "Satan's Blood Hot Sauce" on my tamale.)

...enuff of an endorphin rush to power a small city for a week.




http://www.firegirl.com/hs1155sb.html

pinakboy
June 30th, 2005, 09:07 AM
spicy to the point that my sinuses clear, my heart palpitates and i sweat like a pig but not fiery where i blow up and get a heartattack! lol besides too fiery cannot taste da dish good. :D

helen
June 30th, 2005, 10:25 AM
Horseradish makes my sinuses clear, of course too much of it can be really bad for me. As far Taco Bell, normally I don't take the sauce packets to put on the stuff I buy from them.

AbsolutChaos
June 30th, 2005, 11:36 AM
I need it to make me cry, buck back and forth, make my nose run and my ears run too.
Flail my head side to side. Gasp for breath. grab all cloth napkins from surrounding tables and wipe my face. Toss the napkins in the big Mexican vase middle of the room. Circle the whole room three times in four seconds.
(That is my usual day at Compadres after putting a few drops of "Satan's Blood Hot Sauce" on my tamale.)

...enuff of an endorphin rush to power a small city for a week.




http://www.firegirl.com/hs1155sb.html


Satan's Blood...I'll have to look for that the next time I'm at Campadre's. It sounds absolutely delectable!

Have you tried the Hula Girl hot sauce? I mentioned it because it won taste awards "Best In Show" at the 2003 Zest Fest and was 2004 Fiery Food Challenge winner. It isn't maybe as hot as some, but I have a partiality for the Habanero Peppers-Red Ripened Jalapeno Peppers-Chipotle combination in there. I got mine on the Big Island, but I'm sure they have it at It's Chili in Hawaii too.

kimo55
June 30th, 2005, 11:52 AM
Satan's Blood...I'll have to look for that the next time I'm at Campadre's. It sounds absolutely delectable!

it's da bomb!

Have you tried the Hula Girl hot sauce?




good too. had it at compa's.
http://store1.yimg.com/I/hotsauceworld_1850_10019984

don't usually lean toward da kine wit fruit and li dat. (dass like forcing me to watch a chick flik) I want my hot sauces as abrasively, near-death, I-saw-god, life-changing as it can be.
I want a chain saw, barb wire, sandpaper, active volcanoe down the gullett level hot sauce experience...

hulagirl is also at chile in hawaii king st.
nice feller runs that. I have been going there long time. knew them both. sad day when his partner passed on.
They have a good selection of hot sauces. lotta local make kine stuffs.
He is very amenable to sampling.
he has good selection of tamale. also go to the market of the people on beretania.

pinakboy
June 30th, 2005, 12:17 PM
in our filipino house in da fridge we always have a jar of sili labuyo which is like the hawaiian chili pepper in a pickled brine. its jus right to eat it like pickles one at a time with lechon kawali or roast pork!! yum!!

all it is:

water
apple cider vinegar
crushed garlic
peppercorns
bay leaves
black pepper
hawaiian salt
shoyu
msg
patis
hawaiian chilis

:D

kimo55
June 30th, 2005, 12:24 PM
MSG!

aaaaaghh!
ya talk about obesity and unhealthy eating?
staty far away from that poison!

http://www.rense.com/general52/msg.htm

http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/en/beijing/features/2004_25/S1103600582

pinakboy
June 30th, 2005, 12:28 PM
lol cannot help imma msg junkie!! :D i can deal w/o da rice but msg in cooking?? i feel deprived of dat msg rush if no moa! LOL :D

kimo55
June 30th, 2005, 12:35 PM
lol cannot help imma msg junkie!! :D i can deal w/o da rice but msg in cooking?? i feel deprived of dat msg rush if no moa! LOL :D

whoa. you steh happy aboudit, I will lay flowers on yer grave, while saying "boy went happy".


hey;
I hear 'ice' gives a rush too.

AbsolutChaos
June 30th, 2005, 12:54 PM
good too. had it at compa's.
http://store1.yimg.com/I/hotsauceworld_1850_10019984

don't usually lean toward da kine wit fruit and li dat. (dass like forcing me to watch a chick flik) I want my hot sauces as abrasively, near-death, I-saw-god, life-changing as it can be.
I want a chain saw, barb wire, sandpaper, active volcanoe down the gullett level hot sauce experience...

hulagirl is also at chile in hawaii king st.
nice feller runs that. I have been going there long time. knew them both. sad day when his partner passed on.
They have a good selection of hot sauces. lotta local make kine stuffs.
He is very amenable to sampling.
he has good selection of tamale. also go to the market of the people on beretania.

I don't think Hula Girl has any fruit in it--unless you could the chilis themselves! You may be thinking of those other Hawaiian hot sauces...those tend to have the mango and stuff in them...this one just has the habanero, chipotle, jalapeno, and salt and vinegar. That's it. Yummy...think I have some now...it's making me hungry.

Albert
July 1st, 2005, 11:27 AM
Helen said: "As far Taco Bell, normally I don't take the sauce packets to put on the stuff I buy from them."

I always put two packets of the FIRE sauce on each taco.

AuntieNellieKulolo
July 6th, 2005, 08:34 AM
Oh, give me Indian Vindaloo Curry any time. I don't much care for these bland Japanese and Vietnamese versions.


Hooo, yeah, that's the stuff! If it doesn't make your nose run and your eyes water, it's not hot enough!

I may be moving to Thailand in the next year or so so it's good I already like spicy stuff...

Plus I am going to Sichuan(Szechuan) in 5 weeks and can't wait to try the legendary food!

BTW I seem to have read somewhere(can't remember) that the best thing to cool down a too-hot dish is to eat chocolate afterwards-has anyone ever tried that? I wonder if that's how mole sauce developed-some cook threw together every type of chile pepper imaginable(a recipe I have calls for 5 different types) and then when the sauce was too hot he thought, maybe some chocolate?, tasted it, hmm, not bad!!! :D

Glen Miyashiro
July 6th, 2005, 10:12 AM
BTW I seem to have read somewhere(can't remember) that the best thing to cool down a too-hot dish is to eat chocolate afterwards-has anyone ever tried that? I wonder if that's how mole sauce developed-some cook threw together every type of chile pepper imaginable(a recipe I have calls for 5 different types) and then when the sauce was too hot he thought, maybe some chocolate?, tasted it, hmm, not bad!!! :DI think it's because the hot stuff is absorbed by the fats in the chocolate. For the same reason, if you're trying to cool the burn it's better to drink milk rather than water or beer. Of course, that sort of defeats the purpose of eating the hot stuff in the first place... :p

pzarquon
July 6th, 2005, 12:32 PM
I like spicy food, but I don't go out of my way to experience "hot for hot's sake." I suppose some folks go out in search of the hottest of the hot the same way other folks need to climb the tallest mountain, but frankly, I'd rather eat something because it tastes good, not because it sets a record on the Scoville scale.