July 24, 2008
I LOVE the fact that this site exists! I just found it while googleing "cilantro" to see if there any synonomous names for it that I should be looking out for. Cilantro is by far the nastiest thing I've ever tasted. For several years, I could not narrow down exactly what it was in some southwestern, Mexican, and Asian dishes that made me gag, nearly stop breathing (in an asthmatic fashion), and want to vomit. After asking, "what is in that?" on hundreds of occasions, and sending many a dish back to the kitchen, someone finally enlightened me- "maybe it's the cilantro." Since that time, I've been on watch for any mysterious green plant or plant-flakes that shows up on my plate. I can sniff it out like a K-9 finds crack. Before I order, I always ask the waiter if there is "cilantro in this dish", and usually the response is "Uh...I don't think so." Well, that's not good enough, because if I see, smell, or taste it, the meal's going back, and I refuse to pay for food laced with poisonous plants. I'm getting nauseous just thinking about it.