I like spicy food, add some garlic, give me a little kick. Not so spicy where a death waiver needed to be signed, like the time I was working on Man V Food as a PA and was watching Adam Richman eat ghost pepper wings. His tear actually burned. That’s not the spicy Im talking about. Im talking about a spicy that sits in the front of the tongue, gives a nice burn going down, and breaks a little sweat. Thats my kind of spicy.
Then there is Thai spicy. Thai spicy is nothing like this east coast boy is used to, and I love thai food, and can usually handle a medium spice. Not so much at Wat Dong Moon Lek Noodle on Fountain and Sunset. HO-LEE crap. I know better than to go super spicy at a Thai restaurant but c’mon! The spice level of my food rivaled super spicy at other Thai restaurants I have ben to. I was torn between continuing partake in the deliciousness of my Jungle Crispy Pork Belly, or succumb to the heat and admit defeat. Needless to say, I have a nice box of my dinner in my refrigerator. And if you think that the flavor will mellow over night, I just tried the food and it tastes even hotter.
Whatever they are doing there is fan-tastic. It had the right type of burn, but it was just a little too much for me. I want to go back and try more of their food. But if anyone from the restaurant is reading this, there should be a separate spice ranking for us white people, maybe a 1-10 (10 being the regular medium spice). I will be back.