tip para sa taliptip ng sili ng mga bikolano … silly, silly, silly like vindaloo of hindu … really spicy chilli will make the body sweat profusely and instinctively need water to cool off.
most people do know that milk can do a lot better, but why milk and not water, your go-to pain relief after a spicy curry?
capsaicin has a long hydrocarbon tail that binds strongly with lipoprotein receptors on the tongue; capsaicin does not dissolve in water, so water can do only a little help, but it does dissolve in alcohol and vegetable oils.
beer is not very alcoholic, but stronger drinks may help more, but there’s a limit to how much alcohol you can have to do away with the extreme spicy taste..
the traditional cure is mammal’s milk which contains casein, a fat-loving substance that essentially has a detergent effect on the capsaicin, just like soap has on grease.
but it has to be mammal’s milk – coconut milk does not contain casein.