Thai restaurant spice level warning for U.S. customers has gone viral


Indian cuisine has gained immense popularity around the world. Recently, the internet came to the defense of cooking when a reporter said it was based on a single spice. Twitter users pointed out the wide array of spices used in Indian cuisine. Much like Indian cuisine, even Thai cuisine has a reputation for being immensely spicy. A Thai restaurant in Fargo, North Dakota recently posted a clarification or advisory on the spice levels in their food, much to the internet’s surprise. Looked:

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The post was shared on Twitter by user @WittenbergJason. It has garnered 162,000 likes and 15,000 retweets since the time it was shared. “Spice Level Warning 0-5. We will no longer be issuing refunds when you order your spicy food and can’t handle it, ”read the notice. The advisory was aimed at US citizens who couldn’t stand the added spiciness of Thai food and who may have requested refunds in the past when they couldn’t digest the restaurant’s fiery dishes.

According to one Twitter user, the local palates of Fargo are such that they even think tomato ketchup is spicy. A host of other users responded to the viral tweet, sharing their experiences with the hot cuisines of Southeast Asia. Some have said that restaurant staff automatically adjust spices with the taste profiles of U.S. citizens in mind.

Take a look at the reactions:

Have you ever seen a similar notice posted at a local restaurant? Tell us about your experiences in the comments section.

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