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Poll Results: What do you think of cilantro?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 9% of voters (8)
    I hate it
  • 78% of voters (66)
    I love it
  • 1% of voters (1)
    Never had it/don't know what it is
  • 10% of voters (9)
    I can take it or leave it
  • 0% of voters (0)
    I'm allergic to it
84 Total Votes  
post #31 of 54
Sen-sen, wow! Are they still on the market?

Talking about soapy flavours, how about Thrills gum! They tasted "purple" :eek:
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post #32 of 54

Cilantro in sweets

Years ago I went to a Thai restaurant that served these little sweet pastries that were finished with fresh cilantro. I remember thinking what a weird combination with the sweet and savory. But when I think of it, several of my favorite Thai dishes feature the sweet/cilantro combo. I like to throw lime juice, cilantro and jalapeno into a hollandaise for something different. Maybe a tequila, lime and cilantro sorbet....
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post #33 of 54
i haven't seen violets in a box! will have to be on the lookout for that. nor have i tried sen-sen. but yes, i remember necco wafers. i liked them too. but violets seemed like the rocky horror picture show of children's candies. they must have something of a cult following... am very glad to hear they are in california. must be a coastal kind of thing.
post #34 of 54
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I still find necco wafers at some places. in fact I have some in my purse right now.
I went to a japanese restaurant the other night and had a chance to taste shiso (remember in an earlier post I had said I never tried it). I liked it! My plate had the fake plastic stuff but my mom had the real thing. It tasted like mint for the most part.
post #35 of 54

a chacun a son gout

Good for you Kate!!!
Maybe I'll work on my shiso if you work on your cilantro...:D

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post #36 of 54
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sure, if I can bear to get within sniffing distance of it, i will work on trying to taste it...:D
post #37 of 54
I love cilantro. When I use it, I use a lot.

I have a whole book devoted to cilantro recipes.

I don't plant it though, It would take too much space for the amount I would use.

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post #38 of 54

cilantro

LOVE IT! My favorite herb.

Least favorite? Rosemary Such a pretty name for such a pungeunt herb.

eeyore
post #39 of 54
I really dis-liked Cilantro at first, but living in the southwest the last 11 years I've actually grown to like it quite a bit.
post #40 of 54
Cilantro goes well with other pungent flavors- great in salsa and with other seasonings for fajitas. YUM!! Funny that so many list it as tasting like soap... wonder why it tastes that way to you guys?? My husband cannot stand the stuff- I love it!
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post #41 of 54
Agreed. In my opinion, cilantro tastes like herbed wax. I love Italian parsley however and use it in almost everything.
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post #42 of 54
I love it!

The best...best tacos I've ever had are at Chicago's Maxwell Street market. I get two steak taco's with only onions and cilantro nearly every time I pass a booth. Yum!

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post #43 of 54
Recently I got a blood test, and the doctor was surprised to see that, in addition to the usual male chromosomes, I have the rare C chromosome - the Cilantro/Corriander chromosome. I love the stuff.

Recently I found out that the root is often used in some cooking, so I've gotta get down to the Asian markets and look for it and find some uses for it.

BTW, my middle initial is C ... :lol:
post #44 of 54
A handful of Coriander/Cilantro thrown into a curry just before serving lifts it to a whole new level.I couldn't live without it!:lips:
post #45 of 54
I couldn't cook any Indian/Pakistani dish without coriander leaves. I usually have a big bunch sitting in water on a kitchen windowledge - it acts as an airfreshener, as well as tasting great. :D
post #46 of 54
Hi Ishbel.We've got a place in Naples,Florida and there are no Indian restaurants there.Lots of Brits though so somebody could make a fortune.I usually take a supply of my own spices when I go so I can have my curry fix.Confuses the **** out of the sniffer dogs at the airport though!!:D
post #47 of 54
Totally off-topic: Thanks for bringing back this thread -- it's a great question.

But it made me kind of sad: has anyone heard from KateW lately? It's been years since she posted here, and she dropped off another board (with good reason). I'd love to know how she's doing. :o

At least I get to "talk" with monkeymay on another board.
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post #48 of 54
Cilantro is awesome! I couldn't make Chicken Adobada without it, for that matter I couldn't make pico de gallo without it, heck I couldn't make half my dishes without it.
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post #49 of 54

stink bugs, not soap

To me cilantro tastes like stink bugs smell - if you ever chanced to squash a stink bug, that's what they smell like. I very much dislike it, and will avoid foods that contain it. (It's too strong to ignore)
however
i love coriander seeds. It's a totally different taste. I buy a kind of mixed peppercorn here that comes in a grinder, that you buy at the supermarket - black, white, green and pink peppercorns and coriander seed. It's wonderful.
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post #50 of 54
My sister lives in Australia. There are quite a few Indian restaurants - but she always said the food wasn't a patch on Indian food here in the UK. Have to say, having visited her quite a few times: she's absolutely right!

A good Indian restaurant.... its price is above rubies!:D
post #51 of 54
IS anyone actually allergic to cilantro? Meaning their body thinks it's a toxin? As opposed to just detesting the flavor?

And are they also allergic to coriander? Do they break out in hives if served corned beef?

Probably. I've just never heard of it.
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post #52 of 54
people can be allergic to anything. i knew a woman allergic to cotton - very serious allergy, she couldn;t eat anything if she wasn;t sure of the fat used - some margarines and oils contain cotton seed oil, and she could have died of analphylactic shock (is that spelled right?) eating a pastry.
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post #53 of 54
I used to hate it, but now I am addicted. Probably from being immersed in Mexican Food. I also love how it is used in Vietnamese food.
post #54 of 54
Me too, Pupon- used to hate it, now I can't get enough. Funny thing abour herbs, I guess. :D

Indianwells, there's a good one on Bonita Beach Road west of 41 called Passage to India. I think I did a little write up on it here- try using the search tool. It was excellent!
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