---->This is more of a language question.<----
And don't worry, I've been a fan of Maangchi for a long while and I cook a lot of recipes! But I'm too embarrassed to take pictures of them and post them. I let the stomach judge for itself. I always find ways to sub the spicy ingredients with something else or just don't put them in. I even know how to make non-spicy kimchi now! :D
But the problem is, whenever I go to a restaurant with non-English speaking Korean waiters, it's rather hard to tell them I cannot have any spicy ingredients on my food.
I'm allergic to capsicum, which is used a lot in Korean cuisines.
I went to a Korean restaurant and ordered gamjatang and tried to tell the waitress "no maepda". But she had a hard time understanding what I was repeating, so she thought I meant MORE spicy-ness in the soup. I got sent to the hospital shortly after my first slurp of the soup haha...(but it's okay! It's not her fault, I went back to forgive her and ordered something else until I could fix the problem...xD)
So please, tell me...what is the correct way to say "I don't want anything spicy." or "I'm allergic to spicy foods."?
Thank you for the time and I deeply apologize for the complications!
I literally owe you my life if the question is answered. Thank you!