Bear with me. It's been years since I've been in a Thai restaurant in Seattle-- got tired of how inauthentic the food was. (I've had much better luck with Vietnamese.) But today I found myself at lunch time in Madison Park, so I went into Thai Ginger. Ordered the basic noodle soup; was asked how hot I wanted it. Said the very hottest. Waitress said: "Four"? I replied: the hottest. She giggled.
When it came, true to form, it had no heat in it whatsoever. Zero. Zip. When I paid the bill, I remarked upon this. All I got was that typical Asian giggle again.
Is there ANY Thai restaurant in Seattle that serves food the way customers request it? And yes, I've been to Thailand many times, I know what it's supposed to taste like . . .