The Reddit user posted this picture of his receipt with the caption “I asked for extra spicy Pad Thai today”.Source:Reddit
The pic of the “special prep” Thai dish has amassed more than 124,000 upvotes on the internet forum and nearly 1000 responses.
One Reddit user, sfgeek, shared his own experience about ordering extra spicy Thai food.
Sfgeek wrote, “Many years ago, I asked for ‘Thai Spicy,’ in Thai and I’m White. Often, but not always, if you are a White American in the US, you will not get ‘Thai Spicy.’ But if you say it IN THAI, your server will go to the Kitchen” and bring back a legitimately spicy dish, sfgeek theorised.
“I hallucinated. It was so hot, my, friend had to help me to the car,” sfgeek continued. “Based on Hot Sauce and Wings I’ve had, my best guess is 150,000 Scoville Units. I was delirious for hours, and literally it took days for my guts to recover.”
“And I like Ghost Pepper Wing Sauce. I eat raw Habaneros and find them ‘kinda hot.’ I literally could not walk out of this restaurant. I was literally a wreck, for days,” sfgeek added.
Of the original poster’s spicy endeavour, Lowghen said “not spicy at all!”