Do you love or hate cilantro?

Few seem to be neutral about it. I love the stuff. I laugh every time I go to the I hate cilantro website.

I guess many people either love or hate durian. I never tried it.

I’m a Vietnamese-American. Cilantro, or “rau mùi” is a staple.

I skimmed the NYT piece. Interesting that there may be a genetic predisposition. Most likely, it’s simply a matter of taste, influenced by cultural bias.

Durian, or “sầu riêng” in Viet, has a strong odor. For anything that has a pungent smell or taste, you’re going to get strong opinions. It’s the same with kimchee, or fish sauce.

I don’t like durian myself, but others in my family like it.

I’m Mexican and I feel like they are the only thing that makes Mexican food BETTER! 

Message Edited by Irineo_guerra on 04-15-2010 02:08 AM


Tôi sẽ có thêm rau mùi.

I love Google translate, it’s the bomb.  Life is too short to miss out on the tastes that are out there.  I love spicy food.  I grew up eating sambal oelek.  I love a decent chili, and haven’t met a habanero I didn’t like.

For some folks, well, McDonald’s is as adventurous as they dare.

Bob  :stuck_out_tongue:

Message Edited by neutron_bob on 04-14-2010 08:44 PM

I can’t believe someone hates it that much to create a wbe page about it. Really? wow…

I like it.

Peregrine wrote:

I can’t believe someone hates it that much to create a wbe page about it. Really? wow…

Some people have no life.

Kinda like people who hang out in forums. :stuck_out_tongue:

Oh yeah, and for the record . . . mexican food and a lot of asian food wouldn’t be the same without it.

I’ve tried durian and the flavor isn’t bad.  It’s hard to appreciate the full flavor because of the horrible smell.  There are sugar wafers with durian cream filling that tastes good.