My friends say kimchi is not hot. For me that fact is even funny but they seem to be serious. They eat kimchi so long time so their tongue might overcome hotness of kimchi. Anyway I can’t understand it.
On the other hand, the hot thing they said too much hot was not hot for me, at least not hotter than food they don’t think hot.
I faced this kind of things many times, so there is clear difference between Korean my friends and me. I believed biological differences are really small between us. Therefore, only background of cultural differences are left.
Still there are possibilities like concept of hotness is different, but this difference is really interesting.

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