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Late Doors

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Never got the taste for fire eating, can handle a small amount of chilli heat but anything over “medium” and I’m out. Never understood the macho thing about it either. The lad in the curry house almost sneers at me when i tell him to go easy with the chilli sauce. He actually once asked me if i was afraid of the chilli. Is it really such a big deal? Cos i just don’t get it at all, can someone explain the test of manhood it seems to present for many?

Anyway we were in a place called Orchid in Harrogate on Friday night, a far eastern Asian place combining Thai, Malaysian, Singaporey and Chinese, that sort of thing. I had Prawn fritters in a mild chilli dip which was excellent and a Pad Thai (Thai noodle dish, no chillies).

Now sometimes when i have Pad Thai it comes with a little bowl of Chopped peanuts to scatter amongst the noodles so i dived into the little bowl, clasped a small amount betwixt thumb and forefinger and sprinkled it over the dish and tucked in with the chopsticks. Big mistake, it wasn’t ground peanuts but chopped dried chilli. Not your ordinary ones either but incendiary laced little bastards that should have come with a government health warning. Chuff me I've never had anything like them, my whole face glowed and prickled. I rubbed my forehead brow a little and it felt like id spread acid on it, then the back of my neck started to burn where i must have touched it. I was in a bit of a state of bewilderment as it'd still not registered what i'd done.

MrsD, normally a chilli lover and fire eater extraordinaire had a little taste, blowed and winced at the smallest amount she placed on her tongue and told me to wash my hands. I went to the bog and ignored her sage advice and went straight to the urinal by impulse, whipped the little fella out and splashed the porcelain, then washed my hands.

By the time I’d got back to my seat, well you’ve probably guessed i felt i’d done a week in Acapulco’s night club in Halifax such was the unbelievable stinging in the nether regions. It was a good hour before it had all wore off but chuff me that taught me a valuable lesson about eating in the dark.

So Chillis. Love em? Hate em?
Butts

Love them. I had a similar experience to the one you've described except I forgot to wash my hands before putting contact lenses in which was a bit silly.
I can't eat a pizza these days without splashing high grade chilli sauce on it - scrambled eggs as well.
Carp

I like a bit of heat but when it gets to the stage that it kills my palate to flavour, I can't see the point.

I've done the scratch the eye and go for a pee thing with chilli on my fingers.
fartcatcher

i grow them in my little greenhouse. Big red ones, middle size yellow ones and the little red ones that are the lethal ones. Variety Arseburner.

You don't want to go anywhere near your eyes after you've chopped them. Or anywhere 'below the waist' - if you get my drift.

There was a bloke in Donny who died from eating an ultra hot chilli sauce

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeand...dofmouth/2008/sep/29/foodanddrink
Late Doors

fartcatcher wrote:

You don't want to go anywhere near your eyes after you've chopped them. Or anywhere 'below the waist' - if you get my drift.



Arr, ok Fc, i'll try and remember that then  
fartcatcher

Late Doors wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:

You don't want to go anywhere near your eyes after you've chopped them. Or anywhere 'below the waist' - if you get my drift.



Arr, ok Fc, i'll try and remember that then  


or anyone else's waist  
bigbone

rub some veg oil into your hands before chopping them,  that will stop the burning.
Dock

Ouch! That sounds bad. I've only ever rubbed my eyes after chopping them, and thats bad enough, but the old chap? Thats bad. My mate Polish Dan had been chopping chillies and ended up going upstairs for what he romantically described as "some nooky" with Mrs. Polish Dan. Long story short, some sensetive parts of her body that he'd been investigating got a little bit fiery. He was somewhat in the doghouse for a few days after.  


Back on topic: I love chillies. I won't cook a curry without them. I get the tiny green birds eye chillies. I think half the attraction for me is when you have a very hot curry, the satisfaction of glugging half a can/bottle of beer down to quench the heat is an amzing taste sensation.
bearing

Love 'em, seen them a few times.  Fecking ace!
Grind

bearing wrote:
Love 'em, seen them a few times.  Fecking ace!


Me too, but I don't let 'em get below my waist, just in case.
Grind

And they've got Fleas.
bearing

Grind wrote:
And they've got Fleas.


Indeed
sheeps

*puts some on bedside table alongside body chocolate and rice pudding*
bearing

rice pudding?
smiling badger

Love them but not so they over power the taste of everything else that you are eating.
Grind

bearing wrote:
rice pudding?


Don't ask FFS!  
sheeps

bearing wrote:
rice pudding?


You asking?
bearing

sheeps wrote:
bearing wrote:
rice pudding?


You asking?


I thought the question mark was obvious
bearing

sheeps wrote:
bearing wrote:
rice pudding?


You asking?


I thought the question mark was obvious

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