I LOVE chilli, it has the most amazing, fresh flavour. Especially fresh green chilli. I don't like food that's TOO hot, but I probably l like it hotter than a lot of people who prefer mild. I think I like medium, but if you asked a real chilli freak they'd say I was weak lol
The hottest thing I ever ate was vindaloo curry. It was SOOOOO GOOD!!! But oh the PAIN! It was like a curse and a blessing in my mouth all at once.
Yes. I can't handle it really, really hot, like the Thai eat, but a slightly watered down for Westerners version of Thai food is yummy. I also like chilli in Mexican food and curries. Green Thai curry is my favourite. The coconut milk takes the edge of the spiciness just enough. A friend of mine makes an insanely hot salsa dip. It tastes lovely, then ten seconds later the heat of it hits you like a sledgehammer.
In moderation, when a meal is cooked well. I'm not too keen on it, though, when cooks use too much. One of the hottest meals I ever ate was at a restaurant in Malaysia recently. The meal was so hot it was almost inedible, but I forced myself to eat it anyway as the staff were so sweet and I didn't want to offend them.