Traditional Thai cuisine has always been known to come with proper spice level warnings for the unassuming gormandizer, but a recent photo of a restaurant in the United States has gone viral after owners issued an ultimatum for those who can’t seem to keep the spices in the food. The restaurant in Fargo, North Dakota has put up a sign on all of its stands that says it very strictly, “We will no longer issue refunds when you order your spicy food and you can’t handle it.”
Now this particular tweet, which garnered thousands of hilarious likes and comments, has shaken the popular stereotype that Westerners are not yet able to handle spicy food. Twitter has shared its thoughts on the matter, and some agreed while others denied the idea. Overall, Twitter couldn’t “stay down” with the Thai spice.
Check out some of the hilarious comments:
Hilarious. I love that Asian restaurateurs don’t have time for the BS and just tell you what you need to hear. – Buck Naked (@ PistolPete2007) October 2, 2021
If I ordered spicy food and couldn’t stand it I would take it to my grave, I wouldn’t ask for a refund… – Oxford Comma Chameleon (@destinyspile) October 1, 2021
And some Westerners seemed to prove that the stereotype was correct after all!
There is a Thai restaurant in the town next door that deleted the numbers.
– Lewis Morgan (@NinerDesigner) October 1, 2021
I had a similar experience at an Indian restaurant in Scotland. The menu said “like your mom did”. It was. If your mother grew up in Bangladesh! The waiter told me that most white people usually don’t finish it. I almost melted! – Andy Mitchelson (@steepler) October 2, 2021
I ordered “Hot Thai” once at a restaurant, assuming as usual I would get the white boy downgrade. I did not do it. I suffered in silence and continued to fill up with water.
– Matthew Jacobs (@Sxeptomaniac) October 2, 2021
I asked for hot sauce at a halal place in Glendale, and he looked my white ass straight in the eye and said “It’s twice as spicy as jalapeños”. I had it on the side, and a little bundle turned me into a weeping and crying snot festival. I don’t blame the Thai restaurant. – Tanner Powell (@TannerPowell) October 1, 2021
Well, all we can wish for is that everyone finds their own “spice level” for their favorite Thai food and restaurants don’t need to issue such a warning.