OtherGround Forums Cilantro (coriander) - love it or hate it?

8 days ago
1/11/13
Posts: 206

Apparently some people really like it and some can't stand it. I'm in the later camp - can't bear the stuff!

Which side are you on?

8 days ago
2/21/11
Posts: 6379
Love it.
8 days ago
12/23/08
Posts: 33617

Absolutely love it as I grew up eating it in the majority of the dishes that my Mom made/still makes.

 

I remember meeting a friend in my 20's, telling me that his wife absolutely hated cilantro.

 

I love cilantro so much, that I couldn't fathom how someone couldn't like it.

 

Then I found out cilantro actually is supposed to taste like soap to certain people.

8 days ago
4/24/09
Posts: 277

Love it. 

8 days ago
6/3/11
Posts: 4319

It's pretty good. I don't want my street tacos overloaded with it but a good pinch is fine. I liked it cooked down more than raw

8 days ago
10/25/14
Posts: 2463
Hocky -

Absolutely love it as I grew up eating it in the majority of the dishes that my Mom made/still makes.

 

I remember meeting a friend in my 20's, telling me that his wife absolutely hated cilantro.

 

I love cilantro so much, that I couldn't fathom how someone couldn't like it.

 

Then I found out cilantro actually is supposed to taste like soap to certain people.

Can confirm. Tastes like soap to me

8 days ago
9/4/17
Posts: 14206
Region Rat -

It's pretty good. I don't want my street tacos overloaded with it but a good pinch is fine. I liked it cooked down more than raw

This 

8 days ago
1/11/13
Posts: 208

Apparently it's a genetic thing, it just tastes terrible to some of us.

8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 1418

https://youtu.be/Jenn5jmxSjE

8 days ago
11/28/08
Posts: 20979

People who don’t like cilantro have a birth defect. They should be treated kindly.

8 days ago
4/16/13
Posts: 1018

Tastes like fucking soap.

I can handle it though if it's cooked and mixed in with lots of other shit.

8 days ago
12/26/05
Posts: 42092

Its awesome.

 

 

8 days ago
6/13/07
Posts: 12165
For me, it has to be cooked. In live in the third world, otherwise known as Florida, and the stuff has crept into every establishment around including pizza places.

Must have on street tacos. If I see a cook putting that shit raw on my eggs, I tell them to remake it. It can liven a dish or make it taste like the Rapinoe's bath water, fishy and stale.
8 days ago
3/13/02
Posts: 9250

I love it but others hate it.  

 

 

Welcome to food in general!!!!

8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 48638
Hocky -

Absolutely love it as I grew up eating it in the majority of the dishes that my Mom made/still makes.

 

I remember meeting a friend in my 20's, telling me that his wife absolutely hated cilantro.

 

I love cilantro so much, that I couldn't fathom how someone couldn't like it.

 

Then I found out cilantro actually is supposed to taste like soap to certain people.

This. It's one of those genetic things where it tastes good to most people, but it tastes terrible to a small subset of people 

8 days ago
4/28/15
Posts: 4015

Absolutely vile. Can't stand it. 

8 days ago
8/1/07
Posts: 6768
Sleepless - 

Apparently some people really like it and some can't stand it. I'm in the later camp - can't bear the stuff!

Which side are you on?


Absolutely hate it
8 days ago
10/15/13
Posts: 29933
mijo -

I love it but others hate it.  

 

 

Welcome to food in general!!!!

This

8 days ago
1/1/01
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Ozamataz Buckshank - 

Absolutely vile. Can't stand it. 


This
8 days ago
12/22/10
Posts: 8480

I like it.  I have a friend that hates it and uses parsley in it's place.

8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 96212

I never realized cilantro and coriander were the same thing.  

I use coriander powder for Indian dishes.  That is made by grinding the seeds.  

I have no idea what the leaves taste like.  I've eaten them, but it doesn't have any distinctive taste I can recall. I would probably recognize it if I just ate the leaves.   

8 days ago
2/5/06
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8 days ago
3/26/09
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8 days ago
12/10/09
Posts: 14167
WATHUNT -
Hocky -

Absolutely love it as I grew up eating it in the majority of the dishes that my Mom made/still makes.

 

I remember meeting a friend in my 20's, telling me that his wife absolutely hated cilantro.

 

I love cilantro so much, that I couldn't fathom how someone couldn't like it.

 

Then I found out cilantro actually is supposed to taste like soap to certain people.

Can confirm. Tastes like soap to me

I feel bad for the @10%'ers that can't love it, because it's awesome in pico

8 days ago
12/10/09
Posts: 14168
mijo -

I love it but others hate it.  

 

 

Welcome to food in general!!!!

Much different. This is a genetic predisposition where it tastes like dish soap to 5-15% of the population.