Monday, December 17, 2007

Dinner Club Fun

Sweet husband and I are in a group of couples who eat out in fabulous restaurants once a month. Our December excursion was to Ama Lur in the Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX. The reason I am posting about this here is because the restaurant features "contemporary Southwestern cuisine" which means - cilantro.

My dish (Seared Jumbo Prawns) was fabulous. However, I specifically asked the waitress if there was cilantro in or on my dish when I ordered. And I am thankful that I did! Nowhere in the menu listing did it say "cilantro" for my meal, but it would have been on there had I not mentioned that I didn't want it. This, my friends, is my biggest pet peeve about restaurants. If there is an ingredient in a dish it MUST be listed on the menu. Especially, in my opinion, with something as vile as cilantro. In addition, think of all the people with actual food allergies who need to know what they are getting.

All in all, the meal was great. It just reminds me that I will have to continue to ask what is in my dish before ordering. Oh, and they had this pomegranate drink there that was DELICIOUS!


Monday, December 3, 2007

Oh, the Horror!

Yes, it's difficult to read, but it's cilantro paste, to ruin all of your favorite dishes!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Don't Ruin My Soup!

I hope you know that if you go out for Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) you should request "no cilantro" otherwise it will be in there. Just a friendly warning from me to you! Husband likes it, so here is a photo of "cilantro on the side" for you to enjoy.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Great Mexican food, so WHY ruin the salsa?

A couple of weeks ago now, my sweet husband and I had a double date with friends at a restaurant called La Hacienda. Mmmmm.... Best Fajitas EVER. Seriously. I think all four of us agreed wholeheartedly about that claim. Sadly, the ever-so-yummy looking salsa had the dreaded cilantro weed in it, so we had to get queso so I wouldn't have to eat "naked" tortilla chips. I certainly recommend this restaurant, just heed my salsa warning.

The offending salsa. Say it with me... YUCK!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

LIME=good; cilantro=evil

I've been seeing a lot of food products using both flavors of cilantro and lime. I'm all in favor of adding LIME flavoring to many foods but why ruin it with the cilantro. I'm sure you have seen cilantro-lime salsa & cilantro-lime tortilla chips. Now I've discovered cilantro-lime vinaigrette dressing. UGH. Down with the evil cilantro already!

What else have you found?


Monday, October 22, 2007


Found on shopping trip two days ago. Yuck.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Do You Hate It Too?

Ugh. Cilantro. It's in almost everything these days. Mexican food is probably my favorite food, but over the last 5 years or so it's become a mine field. I find myself ELATED when I go to a Tex-Mex place that doesn't put cilantro in their salsa. One of my favorite restaurants (I love you, Abuelo's) does put it in the salsa, but it changes every time I visit. Some visits I can eat it without trouble, then other times I bring the chip up to my mouth and nearly gag before I even taste it. This restaurant also puts cilantro in their guacamole, so that's another food I love that I can't eat when I go there.

If you loathe cilantro like I do then I recommend you do NOT eat at a restaurant that I call either "Luna de Cilantro" or "Cilantro de Noche". You will lose your appetite as soon as they set down their so-called salsa. It's MADE FROM Cilantro. It's green and disgusting.


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Welcome to Cilantro Is Evil

I feel compelled to start this blog site, where anyone who thinks cilantro is as disgusting as I do can comment. Please share with me your stories of hatred for this vile weed.