On the few times I eat out these days, I've stumbled into the garlic/garlic greens trap, where just a few bites of a dish (in this case some Korean Mandu) and I'm branded for days with the offensive garlic "breath", actually more like a massive garlic cloud that can light up a whole subway car. no amount of tooth brushing or gum chewing, or parsley chewing help.
It didn't used to be like this. Fresh garlic didn't used to smell like something internally processed by a drunk. (and no, I didn't have any alcohol). I'm quite sure it's when restaurants use the pre-peeled, and even the pre-minced garlic for convenience sake.
Has anyone else been noticing this? For New Yorkers who ride on the subway, you know what I mean.