November 07, 2011
I had tasted cilantro randomly in foods throughout my life and never knew why sometimes a dish would taste the way body odor smells. Finally at dinner with my parents one night I had a plate of rice with cilantro and my mom mentioned she couldn't stand the stuff because it tasted like soap, and I asked what it was - thinking it was parsley, and she explained it was cilantro. Now that I know what it is, I avoid it at all costs, and I hate when people say I'm just "being picky" when I return a meal because of the cilantro. I don't taste the "soap" the way some people do, and I don't notice any smells, but the taste is so specific I can detect even one tiny flake of it, and it ruins the whole dish. I'm glad I found this site and I know my mom and I aren't alone!