Trying to break out of the picky-eaterness.
June 30, 2011 8:56 AM Subscribe
Middle Eastern and Indian Cuisine Filter: I can't tolerate spicy food and I love chicken. What should I order?
posted by royalsong to Food & Drink (31 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I want to try new food! There is a bunch of middle eastern and indian restaurants that deliver to me and I would like to try to order from them. Unfortunately most of the menus I can find online don't specify what foods are spicy and which are not. I am too shy to call and ask them.
Traditionally speaking, are there specific chicken dishes that are usually not spicy or only very lightly spicy? What are they usually called? How about starch based dishes? (I am not a vegetable fan unless it happens to be carrots)
Is there some other word or phrase I should keep in mind?
Anecdotal: When I was much younger I went to a Middle Eastern Restaurant in Dearborn, MI. They had some american fare options and I picked one of those. One of family members ordered a chicken dish. This dish consisted of small pieces of boneless chicken that were coated in a non-spicy brown sauce that had an oily consistency to it. I tasted it and LOVED it. To this day, no one knows (not even the family member) the name of the dish or which restaurant we went to. I want to try more stuff like that dish!
My spicy tolerance level: If I eat more then 20 or so salt and pepper potato chips, my mouth feels like it's on fire.