Is Thai food hot?

The main trait of Thai food is its spiciness, although it’s not always hot to taste. There are many dishes that aren’t spicy and over the years, many traditional and classic Thai meals have actually been toned down a bit! However, authentic Thai food is still considered spicy and that’s due to a number of reasons.

How spicy is Thai food?

Medium spice levels

Authentic Thai spice level 2 is considered moderately spicy in Thailand. However, the same level 2 when compared to traditional American spice scales equate to “hot.” Level 3 may be too spicy for people to handle if they’re not able to handle spicy foods.

Is all Thai food spicy hot?

All Thai curries are naturally a bit spicy without any extra spice added. If your tolerance level for spicy food is low, stay away from curries. Green curry is the hottest as it uses green chilies, while red curry uses red chilies.

Is Thai food spicier than Indian food?

In my humble opinion, thai food is hotter, especially the pad kee mow. Indian food is on the mild side with alot more flavor and aroma.

What makes the heat in Thai food?

The science behind spicy food

The bioactive ingredient found in chili peppers that causes the intense ‘hot’ or spicy feeling on the tongue is a chemical called capsaicin. Ginger’s spiciness is caused by the chemical gingerol, that mellows a bit when cooked, but becomes more intense when dried.

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