I like chilli in my food and I would say I eat it medium. I do not like it too hot as then that takes over and you cannot taste the food as well. Also i find it burns my mouth, so it is medium hot for me.
I can happily eat mild and medium spiced food, but not really hot stuff. If it sets my tongue on fire from the first bite then it is too hot. Feeling fiery by 5 or more bites in, then I can probably handle.
No. I am a total sookie-la-la when it comes to hot chilli food. Just can't do it. I can do (mild) spicy, like in some Indian dishes, but not hot. How you can want to have your mouth/tongue & throat on fire will forever be a mystery to me!
I used to be able to back in India. But since moving to AU, my palate seems to have changed. I can still eat spicy but I rarely do. It could also have to do with cooking for the kid who doesn't eat spicy.
I used to be able to eat chillies in my cooking or other people's cooking, but now as I've got older, the chilli in cooking makes me cough. I can still cook with a dried chilli flakes, if the recipe calls for them.