Cilantro and Kugal..ever eat either one?

@bunnybon7 (37906)
Holiday, Florida
February 25, 2010 12:51pm CST
Yes most people have probably heard of both.But before sons girlfriend visited I had not. One good thing about the visit was being introduced to new foods. I really do wonder if I've lived in a cave most of my life cause Im always finding out things others have known for years..." Even a Caveman can eat it?"HAHA! Anyway, while she was here she said she was going to fix Kugal, shes jewish by ethnicity (not religion) and Id never eaten (or heard of it)before. She was so excited to fix us this special dish. I thought it was yummy. Liked it quite a bit, but will probably never fix it here myself. Son did not like it. which hurt her feelings. He said it tasted like tapioca pudding which hes hated since a child. No idea why. Well, the next day he surprised us by bringing home makings for Fajitas . Ive eaten them before but didnt know about putting Cilantro in the sauce. I asked him did he need help fixing them and he had me cut up small cilantro. what a strange smelling plant!! But his fajitas and sauce was heavenly...mmmmm!! Had never heard of cilantro either...LOL! I looked up kugal and found theres several different kinds but sadly she had made the sweet kind. I loved it. Anyone here cook these things? Does your family like them?
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@celticeagle (121005)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Feb 10
I have never heard of 'Kugal' but cilantro is used in Mexican food and is very delicious. I also like to put a bit in salads for it is nice and green tasting. I enjoy cilantro very much.
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Feb 10
yes, Celtic i thought it delicious. Alice, its like a spice. its little shuts with tiny leaves on top. very good in sauces,salads, and soups.
@celticeagle (121005)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Feb 10
Cilantro is an herb. It is green and looks sort like water cress or something. It is very tasty.
@celticeagle (121005)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Mar 10
Yes, 'parsley' is the word I was looking for actually. And corriander is actually what it becomes when it goes to send. Interesting plant.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
26 Feb 10
never heard or eaten kugal - have to look that one up now cilantro, well, I do live in Texas... so yeah I don't much care for it, after eating it for a while, I finally said - like I have about other things - well, I've tried it and I find I don't really care for it, so, I'm not going to eat it anymore I find it especially jarring, tho, when I find it in Chinese food.... I like a lot of herbs and spices, but I don't do "hot" well and can't eat peppers...
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Feb 10
well cilantro is not hot but it does have a strong "green" flavor to it. probably just better in small doses like how you have cabbage. not a lot but now and then you may like kugal if you search out the recipes. it seems quite easy to make and its different ingredients in each.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
27 Feb 10
I know, its not hot, but it is something used frequently in "Mexican" food and I just don't care for it - I'm referring to hot as in chili peppers
• India
12 Jan 11
I don't know about kugal but in my opinion no body will eat cilantro alone as food or vegetable because of its very strong, kind of peculiar flavor, it can be used in small quantity to enhance flavor in items like salsa. Thank you so much. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . God bless you. Welcome always.
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Jan 11
hi, yes dear i do know that about the cilantro. my son uses it in salads and salsa. i never even heard of it before i moved here.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
3 Mar 10
I've heard of cilantro but I have no idea what it is. I've never eaten fajitas either. Kugal is another one I've never heard of. Lucky you. I love trying new foods. I love it too that your son cooks.
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
3 Mar 10
thanks hon. i love he cooks also. he had to learn in between women when mom wasnt around
• United States
28 Feb 10
i actually have never heard of kugal..but if it's like tapioca,i probably would like it.cilantro i'm sure i've had in food before.i just haven't used it myself.
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Feb 10
well in my online search i found kugal is kind of like bread, soup, etc. you can fix it with different ingredients. she just had the misfortune to fix it with tastes my son dont like i also love tapioca pudding...hence liked the kugal
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
26 Feb 10
I've never heard of Kugal, either. Would like to try it, though. I use cilantro all of the time. I live in New Mexico and the Mexican food is outstanding. And many Mexican dishes/sauces use cilantro.
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Feb 10
so i have learned. i guess son found out about it because he loves mexican food, was married the first time to a mexican girl, and has lived in the southwest 30 of his 45 yrs
• India
26 Feb 10
Well what you call cilantro is the very common coriander plant for us Indians…ubiquitous in most Indian dishes as a garnish or as a flavouring for sauces. It has quite a strong smell and is seasonal during winter when it can be bought very very fresh in the local market. Personally I don’t like cilantro…the smell, I feel, overwhelms the original flavours of the dish it is supposed to garnish and if used in a sauce, I don’t get to relish the other components of the sauce….only cilantro flavour. I hardly use it in my cooking. And don’t think you are alone in living in a cave…most of us do so expect for the Travel and Living guys I think…I too never heard of kugel, forget about tasting one…but now I know it’s a Jewish dish (Oh! the benefits of mylotting)
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Feb 10
yes thats one of the many things i love about mylot. you get to talk with people from all over the world and benifit from all their knowledge its perfect for that.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Hey bunny! I have had kugal before and there are so many different ways to make it so I have no idea how she made it! I am from a Jewish family and am not really that fond of it myself! And as for using celantro, that has nothing to do with being Jewish! My family never used that as a spice and my family were great cooks! My mother's family on her father's side was Hungarian and they used lot's of paprika! My father's side was Russian and they like their food sweet! My mother's mom's family were Kosher and they cooked alot of Jewish foods and made Kugal and alot of other Jewish foods! I only cook the Hungarian style cooking because I like my food hot and spicy so I love paprika! But, neither sides used cilantro ever!
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Feb 10
well, it seems cilantro is a mexican/or southwestern spice. no she didnt use the cilantro. my son introduced us to that he loves mexican food. myself, italian is my favorite although im not italian i also very much love irish cooking. now the jewish food was new to me. i just combined the question of 2 different things rather then make 2 discussions. she made hers with noodles, sour cream,cottage cheese,vanilla, some kind of special sugar,etc. then put it in the oven and baked it.
• United States
26 Feb 10
I grow cilantro because I use it in all kinds of things. Kugel sounds really interesting. This was the first I've heard of it. I had to look it up. I see what you mean about the different kinds. I'm not a fan of sweets, but the savory version sounds nice. Comfort food. I'm going to have to find someone or a restaurant that serves an authentic kugel. If anyone out there has a good recipe let me know.
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Feb 10
i will have to admit, in spite of us not liking each other much at least she brought some new ideas and dishes to the table. its something people can fix easily and different if they are tired of the same old things. except i cant. my son didnt care for it.
@TAZNEM (656)
• Philippines
25 Feb 10
i always see cilantro being used in cooking shows and i always wonder what they taste like. we dont have or use cilantro in our local dishes. and kugal too i never tried these spices,
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Feb 10
it seems cilantro is a spice and kugal is a dish. its like she said a jewish dish. when i did a search, there were several ways its made.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
25 Feb 10
I think most salsa recipes I have seen include cilantro. It does have a unique flavor and is very powerful so just a little bit will do. I have never heard of kugal but now that I have read your post I may have to do a bit of investigating on a recipe site. I am always looking for something new and interesting to serve my family for dinner.
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Feb 10
yes i did a search and i found theres several ways to fix it. to me it tasted a bit like bread pudding which i love. theres different ingredients in different ways to make it. like bread or soup have different ingredients
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
25 Feb 10
I never had kugal, but I eat cilantro very often. I like to add cilantro to my vegetable soup and other dishes. Cilantro is very healthy.Cilantro helps to remove heavy metals and other toxins from the body.
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Feb 10
thank you so much. its not often you find something is really good for you but tastes good also. leave it up to my son to find something like that to eat. hes really into health food. although she also fixed a yummy baked sweet potatoe, great big one that he didnt like either. but i loved. i hear they are good for you also.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
25 Feb 10
HI BON, I have never heard of kugal. Cilantro i have heard of but don't think i have ever used it. I have never eaten Fjitas but my son has ordered them when we have been out to eat. They look good & i'm sure i would like them but always order enchilladas when i eat at a mexican place. I love them, wish i had some right now. lol
@bunnybon7 (37906)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Feb 10
well wish you could try my sons. they were just heavenly. you can put cilantro in salad and homemade salsa. you should try it some time.