Hubby obviously acquired his dad's palate preference, that of spicy foods. I on the other hand, could not stand eating spicy foods without constantly drinking a glass of water (only water).
Spicy (foods) is not considered as one of the basic tastes. The five basic tastes only include sweetness, bitterness, sourness, saltiness and Umami...spicy(hotness) being a sensation. Nonetheless, it is one sensation that most Mexican, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, and Thai cuisines have in common.
I found Spicy Vinegar, dried chili flakes, chiu chow chili oil, thai sweet chili chicken sauce, and dried chilis in our cupboard...I forgot to include the hot bagoong from Barrio Fiesta!
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