I’m a sucker for hot. Capscasin junky through and through.
When I get wasabi, I use all of mine, and whatever wasabi anybody at the table doesn’t use. I get a nice, thick paste going with just a little soy sauce. Whatever’s leftover from the sushi/sashimi, I grab the shredded radish and soak it in there. The extra surface area makes it give off fumes like inhaling mustard gas. It’s super important to take a deep breath and gradually exhale, or I swear to god I’ll barf up a lung or something. When I do screw up and inhale, I finish what I have in my mouth anyway; nothing will ‘make it better’. Sometimes I just pick up the little dipping saucer and do it like a shot.
I’m the same way with horseradish. I don’t care about the prime rib, just give me the horseradish!
I eat those little red peppers in chinese food like yummy candy.
I had really good hot sauce once, I got a little on my face and made my cheek go numb. I finished it. If you give me hot sauce, I will use it.
I also like extreme garlic. As I instruct the pizza guy, just keep putting it on until it makes you ill to think what would happen if a human ate it, then add some more. Maybe it goes back to not sharing. A nice green (pesto) pizza with big lumps of garlic on it looks like TB on toast to most people. More for me!
As I’ve gotten older, more of the capscasin seems to make it through my digestive tract without getting absorbed, so I sometimes feel like I’m pooping molten lead. On the plus side, I have a high tolerance for pain, and some of that’s possibly thanks to the capscasin.
Oh, and ice cream makes me sick. No, it’s not lactose intolerance or anything like that. I just keeps eatin’ it untils I gets sick. I dare not buy it in more than a ‘single serving’ quantity.
I chew ice. If there is ice in my glass, I will eat it. Doesn’t bother me at all. Makes certain OTHER people want to kill me, though.
I will suck a slurpee until I have an ice cream headache, and continue slurping. Ever get ‘brain freeze’ while you’re driving? I just keep going.
And now I will give you the RECIPE of ULTIMATE EVIL:
(All from Trader Joe’s, sold in 1lb bags)
1lb raw, unsalted (sweet) almonds
1lb raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
1lb white raisins
1lb dried, unsulphated pineapple rings
Take the pineapple rings (they have the consistency of thick beef jerky - if it’s crunchy or gummy, it’s the WRONG stuff) and tear them into small pieces. Be careful, you can rip your hands up doing this. Mix all thoroughly in a big container and store in something that has an airtight lid.
People CAN NOT stop eating it. It’s probably about the healthiest trail mix thing you could possibly make, but not if you sit down and eat four pounds of it. If you just start snacking on it without paying attention, you’ll be appalled to discover how much you have eaten.