Dear 100 Hour Board,
Why does Indian food taste like soap? According to the Wikipedia page , cilantro/coriander leaves are supposed to make things taste like soap to those that are sensitive to it, but I put extra cilantro in salsa and I love it. What else could be making Indian food taste like soap?
Dear Lizard Person,
Coriander seed (not leaves), asafetida, and a number of other spices common in Indian cooking have a bitter taste to them; perhaps one of these is responsible for the soapiness you detect. Alternatively, maybe when fresh cilantro leaves are cooked in Indian food the dish develops the flavor you find so disagreeable.
Honestly, it's very difficult for me to answer your question unless you give me some specifics. Perhaps if you name the specific dish, I can figure out what ingredients might be at work here. Wait! The Oracle Staff in the corner of the Board Lair is glowing. It's saying... well, you're not going to like this, but it's clearly saying someone you thought was a friend... a close friend... a significant other, even, put soap in your Indian food when you were outside taking a phone call so they wouldn't have to pay the small fortune it requires to take you out to eat at Bombay House again. I know this is hard for you to take in, and you probably don't believe me right now, but one morning not many weeks hence you'll awake from a deep slumber and realize the Oracle Staff never lies.
--Ardilla Feroz, guardian of the Staff
P.S. The Oracle Staff also informs me the window of your apartment was left unlocked before you left Provo for the holidays, and suggests you obtain renter's insurance to cover your next round of burglarized possessions if you're planning on making this a habit.