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    Post ride meal is a real bust

    I was in the saddle for 5-6 hours yesterday just trying to burn some calories-which was pretty successful. I had eaten a normal breakfast but only had a banana and a pack of crackers during the ride. My wife was ready for supper when I got back so after a quick shower we were off to find some place to eat heartily.

    There is a large mall near where we live where there are tons of restaurants. I should have known better but unfortunately everyone else had the same idea we did and lines were out the door just about everywhere. However, I spotted an Indian cuisine restaurant that did not look crowded and much to my wife's surprise I suggested we try it. She's loves the food but I'd never tried it.

    I was so hungry I could eat anything.........or so I thought. We had a fish appetizer which was wonderful. It was pretty spicy but just to my liking. I asked the waitress if my entree was as spicy and she said "oh yeah, in fact you will think the entree was mild". I thought I could handle it as I generally like spicy stuff.

    Boy was I wrong. Nothing I tried worked. I tried mixing it with tons of rice but that didn't help. I tried killing it with Naan (bread) but that didn't work. I suspect there were other dishes I would have enjoyed but my first experience was very memorable, in the wrong way.

    I wound up picking up a cheeseburger on the way home and all was good again.
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    milk
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    almost any dairy kills "spicey".

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    Quote Originally Posted by jppe View Post
    I wound up picking up a cheeseburger on the way home and all was good again.
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    Ha! Sounds like you are another victim of the vindaloo. Unless you are like that guy Adam on "Man Versus Food", do not try it unless you can get them to tone the heat down a lot. Yes, there are many milder choices that do not involve burning one's face off! Suggestion: try a nice biryani next time. And keep the Kabuli Naan coming, please...

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    The post-ride meal is a big deal to me. When I finish a ride I start thinking about food and I have a few favorite restaurants. I'm reluctant to try a new one for fear of ruining the after ride pig-out.
    Oddly (for L.A.) one thing that's absent around here is a really good Mexican place. The one we loved changed owners and went downhill quickly.

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    You needed the cucumber yogurt stuff they serve which stops the burn.
    I am a chicken Vindaloo fan - but I have to ask them to make it "Indian Hot" otherwise the make it too mild.
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    My Post "Gym" meal is always an Indian takeaway. Need plenty of rice for the Carbs so I have a Biryani. Mainly rice with spices and not too warm. Plenty of protein with the meat of Chicken or Lamb. On top of that it is served with a Vegetable Curry that is on the mild side.

    Don't let this one experience of Indian Cuisine put you off. There are various degrees of heat in Indian food and over here there is also a difference in the region from which the chef learnt his art. Now if you want a real experience- Try a Balti. May be a bit warm for you still but the chef can cut down the hotness if you ask him.

    Or just let the waiter know that you are new to Curry and would prefer a gentle taste.
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    I really like Indian food. They have been mucking around with spices for thousands of years and have worked out some amazing combinations. I also do like Mexican and just about anything spicy.

    I was sharing a house with a few people one time and someone brought home a jar of extra supremely hot Jamaican chillies. He cut one up and offered people a piece the size of a match head. No one wanted more.

    I ate a whole one and shocked at least one person. I assumed I was spiritually advanced but learned years later that I don't have much of a sense of taste or smell. OK, guess that accounts for it.
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    They serve celery with buffalo wings in the 'better' wing joints....

    Just sayin'....

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    I spotted this news story the other day:

    " 8 German teenagers hospitalized after drinking chili sauce more than 200 times hotter than normal

    Officials in Germany say eight teenagers were hospitalized after a test of courage in which they drank chili sauce more than 200 times hotter than normal. The Red Cross in the southern city of Augsburg says 10 boys, aged 13 and 14, year drank the sauce Wednesday morning, apparently in school.

    The German news agency DAPD quoted the Red Cross as saying the boys complained of feeling sick, and eight were taken to a hospital. They were to be kept in overnight for observation.

    The Red Cross said that on the Scoville scale, which measures the hotness of sauce, the sauce measured 535,000 – compared to 2,500 for normal Tabasco sauce."

    Be careful out there...

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    Sounds like some good Habanero/Scotch bonnet sauce!

    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    I spotted this news story the other day:

    " 8 German teenagers hospitalized after drinking chili sauce more than 200 times hotter than normal

    Officials in Germany say eight teenagers were hospitalized after a test of courage in which they drank chili sauce more than 200 times hotter than normal. The Red Cross in the southern city of Augsburg says 10 boys, aged 13 and 14, year drank the sauce Wednesday morning, apparently in school.

    The German news agency DAPD quoted the Red Cross as saying the boys complained of feeling sick, and eight were taken to a hospital. They were to be kept in overnight for observation.

    The Red Cross said that on the Scoville scale, which measures the hotness of sauce, the sauce measured 535,000 – compared to 2,500 for normal Tabasco sauce."

    Be careful out there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DX-MAN View Post
    They serve celery with buffalo wings in the 'better' wing joints....

    Just sayin'....
    They also serve blue cheese dressing, Fat is what you need to kill the burn.
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    Some Thai restaurants keep sugar on the tables for those who get too much
    heat from the spices.

    Once thought the things in some vegetables in Mexico were onions. They were young habaneros.
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    Early days in France and a B-B-Q. My first experience of Merguez- a spicy sausage that I now love. But first experience and a Merguez Dog roll with Onions and being British- there was Tomato sauce available. Boy was that Hot Dog hot so more tomato sauce to cool it down.

    Now some spices do increase in strength the more you eat of it and this Merguez got hotter and hotter as we ate it so more tomato sauce to cool it down.

    Then The Chef came over and presented us with a bottle of his sauce as we liked it so much. Looked at the label- It was chile sauce and by the end we had it 1/2 thick in the roll.
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