Zabb Elee - less spicy?
- sgordon Feb 20, 2012 09:52 AM
Went to Zabb Elee for dinner last night and did the usual - most dishes level 2 (which is usually plently spicy) and one level 3 for a little extra oomph. Seemed as though everything across the board was less spicy than before, though. It's been a couple months since we've been, so I'm wondering if there've been changes. Anyone been recently and noticed similar? Wondering if it was just a fluke, or if they've lightened it up and we need to increase to level 4 or 5 to get our heat on...
75 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
I went the other night and ordered level 5, Thai spicy. They warned me and I told them I was ok with it and have spent time in Thailand. It was the best meal I've had there in half a dozen trips. The spice level was at the very threshold of what I can handle.
My threshold for spice seems to be a bit high, and I ordered a few dishes at spice level 4 a couple of weeks ago. I also got the warning. I thought it was plenty spicy -- good level for me as it was spicy but I could still taste the food.
We had some consistency issues (wrt spicing) early on - one time 3 was hot but not insane, the next time i upgraded to 4 and it could have taken paint off furniture. Its been a little while since we have been in but the last few trips 2-3 have been consistently hot but bearable (if i was just ordering for me id say 3 or 4, but im usually with folks who want thinks less incindiary).