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Interesting mild dishes in restaurants w/hot cuisines

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roz Mar 1, 2009 11:57 AM

Friends:

I'm seeking recommendations for the most interesting mild dishes in places which generally serve hotly-spiced cuisines, like Ruen Pair or other Thai town restaurants, or Oaxacan or Indian restaurants. Because of health problems and my personal taste, I have an extremely low tolerance for hotly-spiced foods - I enjoy intensely-spiced dishes, and am very adventurous in my tastes, but I just can't deal with the heat. But I do want to accompany my friends who like hot dishes to their favorite places.

Just to give you an idea of what's too hot for me:
1) Any of Jitlada's southern Thai specialities, even if I ask for them spiced as mildly as possible;
2) Mariscos Chente's shrimp aquachiles;
3) The masala dosa potato filling of Mayura's masala dosa;
4) The tamarind mole that comes with the duck at Moles La Tia.

I'd also appreciate recommendations on places that can accommodate making a dish mild, where it's not an imposition on the restaurant. For example, I enjoy the fact that most soon tofu places will let you order their dishes without any red pepper; and I appreciate the Korean places that serve the chili paste for the bibim bap on the side, or are generous about giving you refills on their milder panchan.

I realize that for some restaurants I may be sacrificing authenticity, or not getting the best they have to offer, by sticking to mild dishes, but I'm willing to settle if the food is otherwise fairly good.

TIA

-Roz

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    blu2 RE: roz Mar 1, 2009 12:46 PM

    Bitter melon soup in Sichuan restaurants (supposed to be a yin counterbalance to all the yang (hot) food.)

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