July 26, 2008
My first experience with cilantro was a spring roll at a Thai food restaurant. It was an incredibly horrific experience. The taste of the cilantro was alot like the dish soap analogy everyone uses except for me it involved a bit of violent pain in my mouth. After googling what may cause this pain I found that Cilantro actually has an enzyme in it that can cause a reaction with a certain percentage of the population.
I eat out quite often and I must say I steer clear of mexican restaurants. A certain very popular fast food chain even puts it in there stuffed burritos. I think it is important to start a grass roots effort to get rid of this vile herb that does nothing to enhance the flavor of anything.