My Husband Puts Hot Sauce on Everything – and I Think It’s Fantastic | Speaking of China

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  1. Sveta Li
    Sveta Li July 4, 2017 at 6:36 am | | Reply

    And he thought Korean food was spicy…if I recall right. Boy I am surprised to read this article…

  2. Dan Yeh
    Dan Yeh July 4, 2017 at 9:18 am | | Reply

    I certainly understand Jocelyn’s dilemma with “hot sauce”. I will never forget the one time that on a business trip to Albuquerque New Mexico, our local host wanted to show his hospitality and took our group to GENUINE Mexican dinner in Old Town district. Throughout the whole meal I was so hungry yet couldn’t partake in the super spicy (from my stand point) cuisine. I had to be satisfied with bread and ice cream dessert!!!
    Since my wife is of German heritage she occasionally longs for sauerkraut and Tartar steak (raw ground beef) which I just don’t care for. Like Jocelyn and Jun, we just politely agree to disagree when it comes to certain kinds of food that the other party would prefer to decline.

  3. Ray
    Ray July 4, 2017 at 9:52 am | | Reply

    Me too! 🙂

  4. Autumn
    Autumn July 6, 2017 at 12:58 am | | Reply

    I grew up with a bland diet similar to yours, Jocelyn. Baked chicken with no seasoning. Baked potato. So boring. Then I moved out and moved to Los Angeles – where the Mexican food is spicy and the wasabi will clear your sinuses. I realized just how much I’d been missing and dove into the local cuisines.

    The first time my future husband made spicy Thai tofu, he told me he’d put in too much red paste and even he couldn’t eat it. (Words that I’d never heard before and have never heard since.) I couldn’t bear to watch that gorgeous, home- cooked meal go to waste, especially since I lived on cheap take out and cheap instant food at the time. So I scarfed down a whole bowl, and even though there were tears running down my face and I couldn’t feel my lips after the third bite, it was sooooo good.

    It’s still my favorite meal and I ask Andy for it every week.

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