I don't know about you, but I'm a little surprised by the assumption that Americans can't take the heat. In this week's review of Mali Thai Cuisine, general manager Alex Tongbua didn't come right out and say it, but he did soft-shoe around the point by noting that "American people, some never eat Thai food," which is why "we tend to give things mild."
Is Tongbua right in his assumption, or have we eaten enough jalapeno-spiked salsa and spicy green chile in this town to convince him otherwise?
When you eat Thai food, do you want it mild or are you willing to bump up the heat to medium or hot? In the comments section below, let us know what you think -- and where to get the truly hot stuff in town.
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