Marvel's Simu Liu Relied On This Drink To Combat Spice On Hot Ones

People love spicy food! For those who can handle the heat, spice can be surprisingly beneficial in that they lower bad cholesterols, increase good cholesterols, and altogether strengthen your immune system. And while some people have more trouble with it than others due to genetics and some taste bud training, others really need something to dull the shock to their system when they attempt to eat it.

Houston Methodist Medicine recommends dairy or acidic products like milk or lemonade to help cool your mouth down when it feels like it is on fire that you just can not seem to put out, but don't reach for water or alcohol, they say, as these will just spread the heat and help it linger. According to Greatist, rice, olive oil, peanut butter, and honey can also help. But some people prefer to look to superheroes for their sound solutions and advice. So what does Marvel Cinematic Universe star Simu Liu reach for when he wants to settle the heat?

Simu Liu reaches for some boba tea

It turns out superheroes are just like us. "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" star Simu Liu was recently featured in an episode of Hot Ones, and while he can take the heat fighting the Mandarin, the famous Hot Ones wing sauce line-up proved to be his downfall — until he reached for one thing. After eating a wing covered in a sauce called Da Bomb, which reaches 135,600 on the Scoville scale, Liu kept a straight face for about a second before quickly progressing into a heat-induced reaction of "oh my gods." His eyes began to tear, and he found himself grabbing for an icy boba to soothe his burning mouth.

According to Eater, boba tea, which is also known as pearl milk tea, typically "consists of black tea, milk, ice, and chewy tapioca pearls, all shaken together like a martini and served with that famously fat straw." The dairy element of the drink certainly helped Liu recover from Da Bomb, but not enough as he might have hoped. Either way, boba fans can revel in the knowledge that their favorite drink can bring them back the next time they're in a heat coma from a spicy meal.