How To Order Authentically Spicy Chinese Food by AnneNoyesSaini published on 2014/01/18 17:12:30 +0000 If you've ever tried to order a spicy dish in a restaurant and been refused (or served a clearly less spicy version) -- this series of audio features on Chopsticks + Marrow is for you! chopsticksandmarrow.com/tag/audio-guide/ The audio pieces in this series demonstrate phrases in several relevant languages (e.g., Korean, Thai, Spanish, Hindi, etc.), which can be used to navigate ordering situations fraught with tricky cultural and language barriers. In this installment: Rain Yan Wang, 32, a native of Shanghai now living in Brooklyn, teaches us how to say "I like spicy food" in a mixture of Mandarin and English: "I like ma la shi wu." http://chopsticksandmarrow.com/2014/01/how-to-order-authentically-spicy-chinese-food/ Photo credit: Shui zhu yu (Sichuan water poached fish) at the Golden Mall, Flushing, Queens. Photo by Peter Cuce.