1. maxcosguy New Member

    English- Scotland
    Here in the Dominican Republic there's a certain type of herb used in cooking which locally is called cilantro ancho. I realise that cilantro is coriander, however I can't find any translation for cilantro ancho.

    Could anyone please help me? I have photos I could send, if that would help.

    I'd be very grateful for your help.

    Thanks.
     
  2. didakticos

    didakticos Senior Member

    St. Petersburg, FL, USA
    Español de Costa Rica (y de otras partes también)
    I think you are talking about culantro (also known as culantro de coyote in Costa Rica). Check the wiki HERE.
     
  3. la_machy

    la_machy Senior Member

    Hermosillo, Sonora, México.
    Español de Sonora
  4. didakticos

    didakticos Senior Member

    St. Petersburg, FL, USA
    Español de Costa Rica (y de otras partes también)
    Oh yes, they are two different kind of herbs, even though the taste is very similar. My favorite is culantro de coyote, or whatever they call it around the world. It is possible to find it here, in Florida.
     
  5. la_machy

    la_machy Senior Member

    Hermosillo, Sonora, México.
    Español de Sonora
    Well it's good to know that since I really love 'cilantro'. I haven't come across with this herb here in San Antonio nor México, but I´ll try it as soon as I find it. :)


    Saludos
     
  6. didakticos

    didakticos Senior Member

    St. Petersburg, FL, USA
    Español de Costa Rica (y de otras partes también)
    But we haven't heard back from maxcosguy. Was this what you were looking for?
     
  7. jlmyth

    jlmyth Senior Member

    Chile
    English - Oz Español - Chile
    Look at that, learn something new every day, when I was living in CR I heard culantro and assumed it was the tico way of calling cilantro...
     
  8. didakticos

    didakticos Senior Member

    St. Petersburg, FL, USA
    Español de Costa Rica (y de otras partes también)
    No, no, wait jlmyth: don't be confused. In Costa Rica we say culantro instead of cilantro. But, this kind, the one that we are talking about in this threat, we call it culantro de coyote (I think ONLY in Costa Rica it is called like this).
     
  9. jlmyth

    jlmyth Senior Member

    Chile
    English - Oz Español - Chile
    aaaah OK thankyou didakticos I was feeling stupid for never have asked. Thanks again.
     
  10. la_machy

    la_machy Senior Member

    Hermosillo, Sonora, México.
    Español de Sonora
    ''No hay peor pregunta que la que no se hace'' ;).
    (para el refranero ~...jajaja).

    En Sonora, también, se le llama 'culantro' al cilantro, sobre todo en los pueblos.


    Saludos
     
  11. maxcosguy New Member

    English- Scotland
    I would like thank didacticos and all others for their help.

    We are indeed talking about the same plant. I now know that what we call cilantro ancho in the Dominican Republic is called (amongst other things) long coriander in English.

    Steve
     

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