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Spicy Soup Burns Hole Straight Through Man's Stomach (Chinese Death Soup)
Medical Daily ^ | December 28, 2012 | Makini Brice

Posted on 01/01/2013 4:20:09 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Mala Soup, aka Chinese Death Soup

Spicy Soup Burns Hole Straight Through Man's Stomach

Doctors in China were dumbfounded after seeing the case of a 26-year-old man whose spicy food burned a hole in the wall of his stomach.

For some more adventurous eaters, spicy foods are often an exciting dish to try. After all, though urban legends had proclaimed that eating spicy foods could give you an ulcer, the credit for that belongs to the Helicobacter pylori. That is why doctors in the Hubei province of China were dumbfounded after seeing the case of a 26-year-old man whose spicy food, they say, burned a hole in the wall of his stomach.

The young man, whose name has not been reported, had consumed a mala soup. According to Japanese news site Rocket News 24, the dish's name - málà - literally translates to "numbing hot". The dish is an extremely popular type of Chinese hot pots, which are like fondue pots.

Mala soup can typically be ordered with differing degrees of spiciness and this unfortunate young man decided to be brave and have the hottest one. The gamble did not pay off. Shortly after polishing off the plate, the man began to feel sharp pains in his stomach. Soon afterwards, he vomited blood. He was immediately rushed to a local hospital in Wuhan.

At the hospital, doctors discovered a hole in the wall of the young man's stomach. Because he had no previous medical history of gastrointestinal illnesses or ulcers, doctors determined that the mala soup had burned right through the lining of his stomach and through the wall.

It may seem that the doctors were reaching for a diagnosis with this case, but at this hospital, a full 15 percent of stomach illnesses that enter the doors are from hot pot related problems. Doctors have even nicknamed the bunch "hot patients".

According to the Herald Sun, the dish is traditionally prepared with Sichuan pepper, local spices, and chili pepper, the combination of which serves to provide a numbing sensation. However, many Chinese restaurants are reportedly switching out the expensive natural ingredients for cheaper, synthetic ones - which, some speculate, may be behind such issues.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine; Local News; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: bonapptit; chile; chili; china; cookbook; cookery; deathsoup; hotsoup; hotstuff; malasoup; pepper; recipes; sichuanpepper; soup; spicy; weird; wuhan
Alien Blood is spicy

"Spicy Soup Burns Hole Straight Through Man's Stomach" ... that stuff could melt a helmet!

1 posted on 01/01/2013 4:20:24 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping

(Where is the ‘Soup Nazi’ when you need him?)


2 posted on 01/01/2013 4:24:35 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

“He was immediately rushed to a local hospital in Wuhan.”

Hooboy. I’ve been to Wuhan, many moons ago. Backwater and dirty, even by Chinese urban standards of the time (early 1990s). I guess any hospital is better than none. But it sure wouldn’t be my first choice to go for a major medical procedure, lemme yell ya.


3 posted on 01/01/2013 4:25:11 PM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: DemforBush

Immediately rushed to the hospital for organ harvesting.


4 posted on 01/01/2013 4:27:21 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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Alien Ultrasound Ultrasound image of an ingested Chinese Sichuan pepper ...
5 posted on 01/01/2013 4:30:56 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

6 posted on 01/01/2013 4:31:04 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: DogByte6RER

People have different opinions about spicy food. Check out

http://professortaboo.wordpress.com/tag/terlingua-chili-cookoff/

About the chili seved in Terlingua, Texas. LOL


7 posted on 01/01/2013 4:33:57 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: DemforBush

I received my PhD from Central China Normal University in Wuhan.

Yeah it was dirty, really dirty. They’ve cleaned it up somewhat but it is still China.

Did you go to the Gray Crane Tower pagoda? Great view overlooking the polluted river and smog covered city!

I would bet it wasn’t the peppers. I bet it was some other ingredient in that soup. Peppers are not corrosive. It would not surprise me to find out the restaurant was adding some type of acid to help make the alkaline peppers palatable.


8 posted on 01/01/2013 4:34:53 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: Berlin_Freeper

In Communist China, you don’t eat soup ... soup eats YOU!


9 posted on 01/01/2013 4:37:43 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Helicobacter pylori:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H_pylori


10 posted on 01/01/2013 4:41:15 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: paint_your_wagon

LOL Thanks!


11 posted on 01/01/2013 4:41:55 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Fai Mao

“It would not surprise me to find out the restaurant was adding some type of acid to help make the alkaline peppers palatable.”

Thanks for the insight - I’m a hot/spicy-food junkie - now I’m just a bit gun-shy.


12 posted on 01/01/2013 4:44:06 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: DogByte6RER; Slings and Arrows

13 posted on 01/01/2013 4:45:11 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Fai Mao

Like, maybe sulfuric acid?


14 posted on 01/01/2013 4:46:00 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Given Chinese standards for wholesomeness (see pet foods and infant formula) it wouldn’t surprise me to find lye or muriatic acid in the soup.


15 posted on 01/01/2013 4:48:41 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Fai Mao

Yes, they probably thought no one could tolerate eating enough of the soup to experience any ill effects.


16 posted on 01/01/2013 4:56:27 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: DogByte6RER
(Where is the ‘Soup Nazi’ when you need him?)

No soup for me! Please.

17 posted on 01/01/2013 4:59:14 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people..)
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To: paint_your_wagon
Beans in Texas chili? You amuse me.

Thanks for the post.

18 posted on 01/01/2013 5:07:31 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster; paint_your_wagon

Notes From An Inexperienced Chili Taster Named FRANK, who was visiting Texas from the East Coast:

“Recently I was honored to be selected as a judge at a chili cook-off. The original person called in sick at the last moment, and I happened to be standing there at the judge’s table asking directions to the beer wagon when the call came. I was assured by the other two judges (Native Texans) that the chili wouldn’t be all that spicy, and besides, they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I accepted.

Here are the scorecards from the event:
Chili # 1: Mike’s Maniac Mobster Monster Chili
- JUDGE ONE: A little too heavy on tomato. Amusing kick.
- JUDGE TWO: Nice, smooth tomato flavor. Very mild.
- FRANK: Holy sh*t, what the hell is this stuff? You could remove dried paint from your driveway. Took me two beers to put the flames out. I hope that’s the worst one. These Texans are crazy.

Chili # 2: Arthur’s Afterburner Chili
- JUDGE ONE: Smoky, with a hint of pork. Slight Jalapeno tang.
- JUDGE TWO: Exciting BBQ flavor, needs more peppers to be taken seriously.
- FRANK: Keep this out of reach of children! I’m not sure what I am supposed to taste besides pain. I had to wave off two people who wanted to give me the Heimlich maneuver. They had to rush in more beer when they saw the look on my face.

Chili # 3: Fred’s Famous Burn Down the Barn Chili
- JUDGE ONE: Excellent firehouse chili! Great kick. Needs more beans.
- JUDGE TWO: A bean-less chili, a bit salty, good use of red peppers.
- FRANK: Call the EPA, I’ve located a uranium spill. My nose feels like I have been snorting Drano. Everyone knows the routine by now, get me more beer before I ignite. Barmaid pounded me on the back; now my backbone is in the front part of my chest. I’m getting sh*t-faced from all the beer.

Chili # 4: Bubba’s Black Magic
- JUDGE ONE: Black bean chili with almost no spice. Disappointing.
- JUDGE TWO: Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other mild foods, not much of a chili.
- FRANK: I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it, is it possible to burn-out taste buds? Sally, the bar maid, was standing behind me with fresh refills; that 300 lb. b*tch is starting to look HOT, just like this nuclear-waste I’m eating. Is chili an aphrodisiac?

Chili # 5: Linda’s Legal Lip Remover
- JUDGE ONE: Meaty, strong chili. Cayenne peppers freshly ground, adding considerable kick. Very impressive.
- JUDGE TWO: Chili using shredded beef; could use more tomato. Must admit the cayenne peppers make a strong statement.
- FRANK: My ears are ringing, sweat is pouring off my forehead and I can no longer focus my eyes. I farted and four people behind me needed paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring beer directly on it from a pitcher. I wonder if I’m burning my lips off? It really pisses me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming. Screw those rednecks!

Chili # 6: Vera’s Very Vegetarian Variety
- JUDGE ONE: Thin yet bold vegetarian variety chili. Good balance of spice and peppers.
- JUDGE TWO: The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions, and garlic. Superb.
- FRANK: My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous, sulfuric inferno flames. I crapped myself when I farted and I’m worried it will eat through the chair. No one seems inclined to stand behind me except that slut Sally, she must be kinkier than I thought. Can’t feel my lips anymore. I need to wipe my butt with a snow cone!

Chili # 7: Susan’s Screaming Sensation Chili
- JUDGE ONE: A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers.
- JUDGE TWO: Ho Hum, tastes as if the chef literally threw in a canof chili peppers at the last moment. I should note that I am worried about Judge Number 3. He appears to be in a bit of distress as he is cursing uncontrollably.
- FRANK: You could put a grenade in my mouth, pull the pin, and I wouldn’t feel a damn thing. I’ve lost the sight in one eye, and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water. My shirt is covered with chili which slid unnoticed out of my mouth. My pants are full of lava-like poop to match my damn shirt. At least during the autopsy they’ll know what killed me. I’ve decided to stop breathing, it’s too painful. Screw it, I’m not getting any
oxygen anyway. If I need air, I’ll just suck it in through the 4 inch hole in my stomach.

Chili # 8: Helen’s Mount Saint Chili
- JUDGE ONE: A perfect ending, this is a nice blend chili, safe for all, not too bold but spicy enough to declare its existence.
- JUDGE TWO: This final entry is a good, balanced chili, neither mild nor hot. Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge Number 3 passed out, fell over and pulled the chili pot down on top of himself. Not sure if he’s going to make it. Poor Yank, wonder how he’d have reacted to a really hot chili?
- FRANK: (editor’s note: Judge #3 was unable to report)


19 posted on 01/01/2013 5:23:09 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: DogByte6RER

Nonsense.
Dave’s Insanity Sauce nor the naga jolokia pepper would do this...if those won’t, that soup won’t. Something was already wrong in his body chemistry.


20 posted on 01/01/2013 5:26:21 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Oh, forgot, but - the operative word here - those things will burn a hole somewhere else.


21 posted on 01/01/2013 5:27:32 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: DogByte6RER

He should have practiced kung fu for at least a year or two first. Spicy food is good medicine—dilates blood vessels around the digestive system for better healing. Some of the northern Chinese food is best. It’s best, though, for people who do plenty of physical exercise.


22 posted on 01/01/2013 5:36:59 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Fai Mao

I mostly stayed at the Wuhan Institute of Physical Education ,who was our host at the time. I met a lot of student-athletes who were training to be Olympic hopefuls, but I didn’t see all that much of the city.

I meant no offense towards Wuhan or the people there, btw. My hosts were wonderful and they took very good care of us. I was just surprised by the comparably rough conditions there after what I had seen in Shanghai, Beijing and even Xian.

I agree, btw, that it probably wasn’t the peppers that made this guy sick.


23 posted on 01/01/2013 5:40:43 PM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: Fai Mao
"I would bet it wasn’t the peppers. I bet it was some other ingredient in that soup. Peppers are not corrosive. It would not surprise me to find out the restaurant was adding some type of acid to help make the alkaline peppers palatable."

Well said. Or maybe the man was in bad health (ulcers, stomach acid against lack of exercise, etc.).


24 posted on 01/01/2013 5:41:07 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: DogByte6RER

A recipe:(I’m not going near this ;))

Ingredients
· 1/4 cup fermented black beans
· 1/3 cup Shaoxing rice wine or medium-dry sherry
· 1 chunk fresh ginger, about 3 inches long
· 1/4 cup dried Sichuanese chilies, or regular red chilies
· 1/2 cup peanut or vegetable oil
· 2/3 cup beef drippings or lard
· 1/2 cup Sichuanese chile bean paste (la doban jiang)
· 3 quarts good beef stock
· 1 tablespoon rock sugar
· 1/2 cup Sichuanese fermented glutinous rice wine (optional)
· Salt to taste
· 1 teaspoon whole Sichuan peppercorns

http://www.tinyurbankitchen.com/2009/12/mala-spicy-and-numbing-broth-for.html


25 posted on 01/01/2013 5:42:56 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for links to the 2011 & 2012 FR Cookbooks- Enjoy)
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To: libertarian27

A recipe:(I’m not going near this ;))

Ingredients
· 1/4 cup fermented black beans
· 1/3 cup Shaoxing rice wine or medium-dry sherry
· 1 chunk fresh ginger, about 3 inches long
· 1/4 cup dried Sichuanese chilies, or regular red chilies
· 1/2 cup peanut or vegetable oil
· 2/3 cup beef drippings or lard
· 1/2 cup Sichuanese chile bean paste (la doban jiang)
· 3 quarts good beef stock
· 1 tablespoon rock sugar
· 1/2 cup Sichuanese fermented glutinous rice wine (optional)
· Salt to taste
· 1 teaspoon whole Sichuan peppercorns

http://www.tinyurbankitchen.com/2009/12/mala-spicy-and-numbing-broth-for.html


If that is it, then it’s not that hot. Doesn’t sound any hotter than a few squirts of Sriracha chili sauce.


26 posted on 01/01/2013 5:49:33 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Fai Mao
I would bet it wasn’t the peppers. I bet it was some other ingredient in that soup. Peppers are not corrosive. It would not surprise me to find out the restaurant was adding some type of acid to help make the alkaline peppers palatable.

That was my thought. Capsaicin, the active ingredient in hot peppers, wouldn't cause that sort of injury.

27 posted on 01/01/2013 5:52:33 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: DemforBush

There was a case not that long ago of someone drinking a cocktail that had been prepared with liquid nitrogen, I think it was in the UK. It burned a hole in her stomach.


28 posted on 01/01/2013 6:06:00 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: DemforBush
There was a case not that long ago of someone drinking a cocktail that had been prepared with liquid nitrogen, I think it was in the UK. It burned a hole in her stomach.

Or froze it, depending on how you look at it, so cold it burns.

29 posted on 01/01/2013 6:07:01 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: carlo3b

Spicy Soup Burns Hole Straight Through Man’s Stomach (Chinese Death Soup)
Medical Daily ^ | December 28, 2012 | Makini Brice


30 posted on 01/01/2013 6:08:22 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: DogByte6RER

“Now thassa spicya meataball” (Old alka Seltzer commercial)

Guy was diagnosed with aids and the Dr recommended he buy a jar of super red hot peppers and eat them separately, chewing well etc.
“eat the whole jar”.
“Will that cure my AIDS”?
“No but it will give you an idea what your arsehole is for”.


31 posted on 01/01/2013 6:13:31 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: DogByte6RER

“Now thassa spicya meataball” (Old alka Seltzer commercial)

Guy was diagnosed with aids and the Dr recommended he buy a jar of super red hot peppers and eat them separately, chewing well etc.
“eat the whole jar”.
“Will that cure my AIDS”?
“No but it will give you an idea what your arsehole is for”.


32 posted on 01/01/2013 6:13:31 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: DogByte6RER

I love spicy foods and have had them all my life (I’m 72). I once asked my doctor about this and he said emphatically that spicy foods cannot damage your stomach; they can cause stomach upset but that’s all.

When I go to a Thai restaurant I ask them to load it on, I can take it. And they do, and I take it. And love it.


33 posted on 01/01/2013 6:20:34 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum
One of my favorite restaurants was the old Taste of Thailand in Des Moines years ago. The owner would issue a signed wallet card for customers who consumed his Angry Dish noodle creation.
He's gone back to Thailand now and is serving in the Thai legislature...
34 posted on 01/01/2013 6:30:13 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: DogByte6RER

I say we send Mayor Bloomberg to China to protect these people. His dictatorial skills will come in handy and we will be rid if him.


35 posted on 01/01/2013 7:02:23 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: DogByte6RER

36 posted on 01/01/2013 7:28:10 PM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: DogByte6RER

Attention “Man Versus Food.”


37 posted on 01/01/2013 8:05:24 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: luvbach1

My wife canned some hot sauce last year with the Jolo Kia peppers I grew. We found its eating through the jar lids.

Makes great chili.


38 posted on 01/01/2013 9:29:06 PM PST by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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