Pet Peeve #3

| Posted by Lou | The time is 11.26am here in London UK |



Do you know what really gets on my tits? When I'm in a Thai restaurant and I order a lovely dish and they send it out with one big sprig of coriander sitting on top.



I love coriander and always end up having to pick it up with my fingers, delicately pick off bits of leaf, and spread it across my whole dish.

Would it be so hard for them to chop it up a little in the kitchen? It's there for flavour, not decoration.

Okay so some people don't like coriander, in which case they should ask for no coriander. Or if concerned the restaurant could put it on the side.

I would just like to eat a lovely Thai noodle dish without having to first look like a complete idiot by picking my coriander into little pieces.



Tangent:
I was googling for the image to accompany this and discovered that coriander is also known as cilantro. I was cooking a Vietnamese noodle soup the other day and could not for the life of me find cilantro in the supermarket and realised I didn't actually know what it was. Luckily being a coriander lover I was putting it onto the dish anyway.

6 thoughts on “Pet Peeve #3”

  1. Gahh! The coriander/"cilantro" thing is a pet peeve of mine! I shall record it here rather than allocate it its own blog. Soooo annoying.

  2. I probably shouldn't get started on alternative names for things... but I'm going to tell you this one: we went through a phase last year of making filo parcels, but my flatmate kept writing 'phyllo' or 'fillo' on the shopping list. Since she had asked me what filo was, I assumed she was just taking the piss out of our flattened vowels... but it turns out the pastry has a million names, and Americans just seem to always want to use a name for someone that no one else uses (or a name that means something else to the rest of the world, hello, YAMS?)

    Yeah, I knew I shouldn't have started...

  3. Just read that back, and er, may have been a bit OTT. Sorry Americans. I am probably just a bit shitted off at you right now because of Libya.
    Cheers, Curious Character.

  4. OH MY GOD I AM LOVING THESE PET PEEVES. I HATE THIS. CHOP IT UP FOR GODSAKES, SO I DON'T HAVE TO BRUISE IT ALL TRYING TO TEAR IT APART WITH MY LESBIAN FINGERNAILS.