Does Cilantro Taste Like Crap, Or Is It Just Me?

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  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    It makes me gag if I smell it. I can't even have it near me. My mom seems to like it, she cooks batches of it to eat. It's so terrible when she cooks it cause the smell fills up the whole house. What are some foods you guys can't stand? Not just dislike but can't have it anywhere near you cause of the smell? Durians are pretty bad too but not as bad as cilantro (coriander for non-US).
     
  2. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    I think it's something in your genes that makes you gag on certain vegetables and herbs. :)

    Scientific, in fact. Studies have shown some people can't stand broccoli or cilantro, while others love it. ( I loves me broccoli and cilantro, btw)
     
  3. dcv macrumors G3

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    Peppers. [​IMG]

    Can't stand them. The smell/taste/texture makes me want to throw up.

    Doesn't help that I'm a vegetarian :rolleyes:
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Not keen on coriander... can cope with a little of it but not too much. Sadly most people who use it throw in way too much.

    Most other greens/veg I enjoy... peppers are lovely.

    I've also got a few friends who loathe cucumber which I adore. I could quite happily munch through a cucumber as a snack... ;)
     
  5. dcv macrumors G3

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    I loves me some coriander, but my boyfriend's the same as you and can't stand it. I've tried putting tiny bits in stuff, but he definitely notices it, and so I just add it at the end to my portion.

    I can't think of anything that I can't stand. I don't like milk, but I could probably drink a glass, I'd just feel crappy afterwards.

    Ooh, custard. I don't really like custard, it makes me feel a bit gaggy, and the texture of sliced bananas make me gag. The combination of sliced banana and custard is therefore pretty much guaranteed to make me retch. :p
     
  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Mint to me is a similar deal - can cope with a little but not too much.

    I love custard - with vanilla ;)

    I really don't like the texture of tomatoes... shudder... all that jelly stuff and the seeds... or liver/kidneys
     
  8. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Chicha, mondongo and curry in no particular odor. :)
    Oh, and I like a light touch of cilantro.
     
  9. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Same here. I like the taste – tomato sauces and soups are all great stuff – but the texture of the things... ugh. Fruit of the devil.

    I also cannot stand mushrooms, which are basically mould.
     
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    Do you eat cheese?
     
  11. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Same with tomatoes for me. Love the taste, hate the texture.

    Absolutely cannot eat mint anything. Gum, chocolate, etc...
     
  12. medea macrumors 68030

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    Umm actually they are fungi and not mold.

    I also hate cilantro.
     
  13. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    In the US, cilantro is the leaf of the plant and coriander is the seed. I love cilantro and always put some in my weekly batch of pico de gallo. It's very useful in ridding the body of heavy metals. They are a potential cause of Alzheimer's disease.
     
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    Pesto sucks, but fresh basil owns everything.
     
  15. Agent Smith macrumors 6502

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    Cilantro tastes like soap, and brocoli sucks.

    Edit: ...so does cauliflower. Cursed, evil weeds.
     
  16. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Mold is fungus.

    Animals, plants, fungus. And rocks.

    That's not exactly how it goes. But you get the point.

    Cilantro is some god awful kingdom of its own.

    The woman says: "I loooove Cilantro. It's Chinese Parsley."

    Then, she likes narrative, too ...
     
  17. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    I also cannot stand cilantro!!!

    As well: peanuts, fish oil, bell peppers and pork are on my I can't stand list.

    Cooked onion is a close one - like flavor but not the texture.
    and no fish...
     
  18. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Oooo, I LOOOVE cilantro. :D

    but I can't stand cauliflower, the lima bean, squash, cucumber, zuccini, and most preparations of eggplant...

    I do love broccoli , cauliflower's dastardly green cousin. :)
     
  19. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Like someone farther up posted, some people have a gene that causes cilantro to taste like soap.

    I once had some salsa at a friend's house that made me gag and feel literally physically ill every bite I took, but I couldn't let on or it would have been rude (it was homemade, and he specifically wanted to "show it off"). It was only quite a while later that I realized that it was cilantro in it that did that, and I'm one of those people to whom cilantro tastes horrible.

    Since you brought it up, I have to agree. To me tomatoes are so disgusting that I wish they'd get extincted somehow. Just the thought of them makes me sick. Tomato sauce and ketchup etc are fine, but actual solid tomatoes and tomato juice are awful.
     
  20. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I love coriander/cilantro. It's so wonderfully fresh tasting. I also like most other fruits and veges - there's very few things in that genre that I won't eat.
     
  21. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I loves me some Coriander. I grew up in Asia and it was in a lot of the Thai food - I put heaps of it in when I'm cooking anything remotely asian now. I love the smell, the taste, it's my favourite herb.
     
  22. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    I'm with you on this one. I also CAN'T STAND rosemary.
     
  23. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Can't stand rosemary!??!

    Man, you'd hate my roast lamb then, garlic and rosemary and rubbed with olive oil. You poke holes in the lamb leg, poke the garlic cloves into it then rub the whole thing with olive oil and rosemary.

    It's also in my lamb chops marinade along with mint and honey.
     
  24. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    no it's pretty good in hot sauce.
     
  25. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I do exactly the same thing. It's also great to throw in when you're roasting veges. We have a bush of it in the garden.
     

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