February 19, 2013
The first time I had cilentro (we call it corriander in Australia) I was in an Indian restaurant in London. It was awful. I seriously thought that someone had spilled dish washing detergent into my meal. Everyone looked at me strangely and then ignored me.
Up until a few minutes ago I thought I was the only one who thought this was disgusting. It’s nice to know I’m not alone.
I hate it when it is sneaked into a dish, like salsa. My mother likes to slip it into vegetable patties. “Mmm, you’ll like these, they’re a bit different”. The Strange Ones (who like it) hardly taste it but for me I can’t taste anything else, it’s so overwhelming. Whenever I go out or if someone else has made a dish I shout “I hate corriander, it’s disgusting!” I get a “yeah, whatever” look.