I never know how to order food correctly but succinctly the first time. :(
Basically: I can't eat hot stuff (i.e. most pepper, similar spices, ...).
On the one hand, I don't want to say "Please don't make it spicy", because I really don't mind spice (heck, a lot of them are great!) -- I just don't want it to be hot spice.
On the other hand "Please don't make it hot" would seem to imply I'd like my food cold!
Possibilities I've considered:
"Please don't add hot spice" just sounds weird
"Please don't add pepper" is the best I've thought of so far, but I'm pretty sure I've come across foods without pepper (or apparently so) which nevertheless tasted pretty hot.
And not just that, but it would also exclude bell peppers, etc. which I don't mind much.
Any ideas for how to communicate this clearly? The fewer words the better, haha.