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Old 09-08-2008, 12:37 PM   #1
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Why does cilantro taste like soap to some people?

I think Vinder once told me that if you're missing a certain digestive enzyme, cilantro/coriander tastes like flowers or soap. I'm trying to find out if this is true or not, but a preliminary internet search doesn't yield many facts.

Does anyone have a link to the scientific reason behind cilantro tasting bad to some while it's the greatest herb to others (eg: me)?

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Old 09-08-2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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tastes like soap to me. What the hell does it taste like to you then?
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:38 PM   #3
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yup tastes like soap to me too, same with ginger.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:39 PM   #4
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tastes like soap to me. What the hell does it taste like to you then?
I'm not sure how I would describe the flavour, but there isn't even a hint of it tasting like soap of flowers to me!
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:41 PM   #5
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maybe you guys are using the wrong kind of soap?
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:41 PM   #6
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tastes awesome to me, and not like soap. its a major part of why I love vietnamese food. In fact, tonight may very well be Pho night.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:42 PM   #7
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It tastes like soap to Jews.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:42 PM   #8
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that explains it because I'm the biggest jewbag of all
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:43 PM   #9
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It doesn't taste like soap to me but it tastes awful! yuck! really dislike that stuff!
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:45 PM   #10
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I have never tasted soap or flowers.

Coriander is love or hate. And I LOVE it. I can just sit and smell fresh leaves of it all day. So fucking awesome!
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:47 PM   #11
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i love cilantro! doesn't taste like soap to me, however i mixed up my parsley and cilantro that i grew this year.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:55 PM   #12
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If I were in charge, I'd have an all out War on Cilantro and have public burnings of everything we seized.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:56 PM   #13
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i am a lover, not a hater. but the haters are louder:
i hate cilantro . com

or in haiku form:
Oh, coriander.
If “pure evil” had a taste?
It would taste like you.




stupid haters.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:56 PM   #14
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maybe they don't rinse their dishes well anought after washing.

i love cilantro. i first discovered it when i was a poor student subletting a room on baldwin for the summer. as a poor student, the $1 vietnamese sandwiches were a great boon, and it was in them that i first wondered what that unfamiliar yet beautiful taste was. i eventually figured it out and a human/herb love affair was born.
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that explains it because I'm the biggest jewbag of all
No, you're just a picky eater!
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:57 PM   #16
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Ah I'll eat it if I have to. It's no garlic.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:57 PM   #17
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It's the Thrills of the plant world. Some people get it, some don't.

Anyway, after being told it tastes like soap, I like it less than I once did.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:59 PM   #18
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I never understood why there were 2 names for it. Here's what I came up with:

Cilantro

Cilantro is the Spanish word for coriander leaves. It is also sometimes called Chinese or Mexican parsley. Technically, coriander refers to the entire plant. It is a member of the carrot family.

Chopped fresh leaves are widely used in Mexican and Tex-Mex cooking, where they are combined with chilies and added to salsas, guacamoles, and seasoned rice dishes.

Most people either LOVE IT or HATE IT. Taste experts aren't sure why, but for some people the smell of fresh coriander is fetid and the taste soapy. In other words, while most people love coriander, for some people, coriander just doesn't taste good.

When purchasing, look for leaves that are tender, aromatic, and very green. If it has no aroma, it will have no flavor. Avoid wilted bunches with yellowing leaves. Tip: Fresh cilantro does not keep well, and the flavor of dried is not comparable. To store fresh coriander, pick out any wilted leaves, and put it in a jar with water like a bunch of flowers. Cover the leaves with a plastic bag and put the whole thing in the refrigerator. Change the water every two days or so, picking out any wilted leaves when you do.




Coriander

Coriander is the dried seed of the cilantro. The seeds are round like tiny balls. They are used whole or ground as a flavoring for food and as a seasoning. The seeds are used in curries, curry powder, pickles, sausages, soups, stews, and ratatouille. The essential seed oil is used in various herbal remedies and dietary supplements, and to flavor gin, vermouth, liqueurs, tobacco and perfumery.
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Can't stand the stuff, but I love Thrills gum!
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:11 PM   #20
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Does anyone have a link to the scientific reason behind cilantro tasting bad to some while it's the greatest herb to others (eg: me)?
the scientific reason is because some people are retards.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:13 PM   #21
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Hrmm, not sure if cilantro tastes like soap to me or not, but ginger tastes soapy to me at times.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:13 PM   #22
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hate this stuff -- ruins any dish it enters
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:15 PM   #23
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Cilantro... the culinary equivalent of fingernails on a chalkboard.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:19 PM   #24
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First couple times I wasn't crazy about it, but then I fell in love with Pho and started cooking with it and now it's all good.

Coincidentally I just got back from my fav. Pho place for lunch!
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:21 PM   #25
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You all need to eat more soap.

Cilantro and ginger are teh awesome!
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