I get mouth ulcer and pimples from eating hot food. I try to stop biting on that red-hot pepper, but I couldn’t resist, especially when faced with a bowl of bun mam (vermicelli with picked fish broth) or hu tieu kho (dried rice noodle). Last night we went to Hai Duong after work and I ordered a bowl of hu tieu Hai Duong. The waiter brought out not one but two red peppers. One sat right on top of the pork liver and right next to the quail egg. I told myself not to do it, but I couldn’t hold back. I was like a fiend trying to avoid his crack. It was an instant gratification and now I am talking like I just had a tongue pierced. The damn blister has been in my mouth for almost a week.