View Full Version : What is this called and can I find it?
2003-02-20, 11:51 AM
Hi There Everyone:
I was not sure where to post this question, but I thought perhaps the "Shopping" link would be the place!
I would like to know the name in Japanese for Cilantro? Commonly referred to as Chinese parsley or fresh coriander. My spouse ( who is Japanese) does not have a clue? Any help would be greatly appreciated, also can I find it in the general supermarkets! I would think so since it plays a role in many "Asian" dishes, but as far as "Japanese Dishes" I am un-sure.
2003-02-20, 12:15 PM
I was sure I spelled it right!
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2003-02-20, 12:53 PM
Thai food shops have it, and some of the larger Japanese supermarkets, esp. those with ethnic food sections.
Lot of research done with it here for its medicinal properties - binding heavy metals such as mercury.
2003-02-20, 12:57 PM
And you are correct, "cilantro" is the right spelling (coriander sativum)
2003-02-20, 01:52 PM
Thank you so much TH! I appreciate the Japanese Name and where to look for it! I will shop for it over the weekend!
Thank you so much!
2003-02-20, 02:53 PM
i live in kyoto at the moment, and ive seen cilantro at import food markets....havent seen them in reg japanese markets though... i LOOOOOVE cilantro....esp using them for mex food..mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good luck finding them.
2003-02-21, 05:03 PM
I love cilantro too but have given up trying to use it. My husband can't stand it, and it seems most Japanese feel the same way. Let us know if your guy can handle it.
By the way, besides the Japanese name already suggested, there are a few others:
コリアンダーの葉, 香菜, and its Thai name, 'pak chee'.