Spicy oils will spread over your tongue and burn further if you try to wash them down with water. Many people will recommend drinking milk or eating some form of dairy, but it's unlikely that you'll find dairy in a Chinese restaurant. Plain white rice can ease some of the burn, but I find the most delicious, refreshing way to neutralize your sizzling buds is through Tsingtao Lager, a well-known Chinese beer.
Tsingtao has been in production since 1903, is the number one consumer product exported from China and the best-selling Chinese beer. Its sweet, malty flavor and cooling, crisp bubbles will cut through any overbearing spiciness and perfectly complements traditional Szechuan dishes like ma po tofu. How do you get rid of spicy flavors on your palate?
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