June 01, 2013
My first unfortunate encounter with cilantro was at a supposedly amazing Vietnamese place which one of my friends raved about incessantly. I decided to give it a try and ordered Beef Pho, which is traditional soft beef and tripe and noodles. It came out and I didn't know what I was in for.
The cilantro must have been added as a garnish right before being served because its lurid taste had not yet sullied my entire cup of soup. However, upon slurping up my first fleck of cilantro, I knew that my meal was over. I did my best to eat through it, but there are simply no words or tastes to explain how cilantro tastes besides just plain foul. It isn't like soap.
Worst of all, when I asked my friends what it was, they said it was cilantro and they all loved it!! BLEGH!! I HATE CILANTRO!!