Paprika is not a real spice.
A few months ago I woke up on a train looking out at a lakeside community. I looked over to my friend who looked like she had been awake for hours. It just hit me. I didn't know anything about Budapest. The one thing I did know is that it was a day away on train and I didn't have to eat pasta or kebabs anymore. The thought of eating Hungarian food was exciting, but unfortunately didn't last long.
By request of the nice young girl at the hostel we went to a local goulash spot down the street. Before we left the hostel she warned us "Be careful they use a lot of paprika so it's spicy!".
Three minutes later I bit into the most bland chicken I've ever tasted. I desperately tried covering it in Paprika and it only made it worse...