Anything cilantro touches, but especially when they put the damn stuff in my vindaloo when I've explicitly asked them not to even use it as a garnish!
Do people in your family hate cilantro, too? Who?
Everyone (parents, sister, cousins) in my family hates cilantro. My family had their first experience with cilantro this year in salsa. They insisted cilantro totally ruined it.
If cilantro were a historical malevolent dictator, who would it be? Why?
Not historical, but it would have to be Kim Jong Il. It's ugly, it stomps all over everything it touches and is despicable in general.
My cilantro story, first experience, recent anecdote, rant, etc...
My first experience was at a Vietnamese restaurant in Fort Worth. I'd never had Vietnamese food before but a good friend was a Vietnamese food junkie and took me there. I ordered pork with vermicelli. It came with pickled carrots and what I presumed to be parsley. So I mixed it all together, took a big bite and just about threw up on the table. This vile, tangy, soapy taste hit my mouth and just about blew the top off my skull. Ever since then I've always asked if a dish contains cilantro at all Vietnamese, Thai and Mexican restaurants I go to. I've even had restaurants re-make my food because there's cilantro on top as a garnish. It permeates the entire meal and makes eating a thoroughly unenjoyable experience.
More about me:
UNIX Geek, food lover, cilantro hater
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