A: Have you tried the tandoori king prawns? There are layers of flavor dancing around the palate of my mouth.
B: I haven’t tasted it yet. I’m just about to sample the beef vindaloo. I’ve never tried a vindaloo curry before. . . Aargh! My mouth’s on fire!
A: Are you alright? Quick! Drink some water.
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B: I’m in agony. I’ve. . . never. . . eaten. . . anything. . . so hot. . . before. . . in my life!
A: I’ll ask the waiter to bring some ice cubes. Waiter!
(Edward Jones, Taipei Times／台北時報章厚明譯）
“the palate of my mouth”
The palate is the roof of the mouth. Although you actually taste food through taste buds on your tongue, the word palate is used to refer to a person’s sense of taste or preference for certain tastes or flavors.
A: How are your legs? Not too tired? This is the final stretch. We’re almost at the top. B: So do we need to walk up that path? I think I’ll be fine: it looks like a gentle ascent, and there are steps all the way. A: Appearances can be deceptive. The path gets quite steep further on, and the steps become broken and irregular. We’re not out of the woods yet. B: What does that signpost say? If we take the right fork we will get to a temple in 25 minutes. A: Nice try. We’re going