Slice of Life Challenge Day #2
Another adventure at the supermarket!
I scanned the labels of the different herbs and green leafy vegetables in plastic wrapping. I saw parsley, alfafa sprouts, asparagus, rocket leaves, and coriander. I picked up the packet of herb coriander shipped from Malaysia. It looked like cilantro, but was it the same thing? I naturally just picked up the package and desperately tried to smell the inside of it through the plastic. It kind of smelled like cilantro. Then, I got out my iphone and searched herb coriander. (How did we did we ever survive before google and smart phones at our fingertips?) Yes, it is the same thing as cilantro. I ended up buying two packages.
Now I was set for the Korean tacos lunch I was hosting tomorrow. Cilantro, is what I needed for the guacamole and tacos. When I came home, I took out the herb coriander and washed it throughly. I ripped off a few leaves and tasted it.
Ohhhh, I thought to myself. It was a bit bitter and didn’t have the same cilantro taste that I enjoyed so much in my guacamole and tacos back home. It had an interesting taste. A close resemblance to the cilantro I was used to, but not quite the same. I wondered what to do.
The next morning, I went to another supermarket. I searched in the section where the fresh herbs were. This time I found a different package of coriander from Malaysia. I bought one, in hopes that it would have the cilantro taste I was looking for. When I got home, I opened the package and smelled it. I didn’t even need to taste it. It wasn’t the same.
An important lesson learned, coriander is not the same thing as cilantro here. However, the guacamole and Korean tacos still tasted good without it!