December 25, 2010
My first experience with cilantro was on asian prepared shrimp. It tasted so terrible to me that I thought it was spoiled and we had the manager (of Applebees) take it back and have something else prepared in it's place.
The second time was in Vegas, eating an asian salad. I thought that the lettuce had not been washed and it was insecticide that I was tasting. Thankfully, the waitress who was a sweet and lovely Spanish girl, had me taste a piece of (what she knew was cilantro) and tell her if that was the bad taste I was experiencing. She was right, and from that time on, I now know to ask if whatever I get has cilantro in it!