19 Nov '11, 4am

Just came across this: Boiling hot Coke with lemon is a remedy in Hong Kong:

Just came across this: Boiling hot Coke with lemon is a remedy in Hong Kong:

This was a new one for me. Everyone knows that room temperature Coke is disgusting, and it must be served on ice instead. So it was a bit of an eyebrow-raiser when I saw this on the menu of a local Hong Kong-style dessert cafe here: Hot Coke with Lemon. "Really? That's boiling hot Coke?? Ugh - is that any good??," I asked. Apparently it's used as a remedy up in Hong Kong when you're sick. OK, this one I have to try. Not surprisingly, all the carbonation was gone, so it was flat. But it was actually much better than I thought it would be, especially with the Cantonese way of overloading hot drinks with lemon slices . It tasted like hot sweetened tea with lemon, and in many ways was similar to the honey lemon tea that one brews to soothe sore throats...although a bit more syrupy and artificial. Indeed, if someone had told me that I was just drinking hot tea without mentionin...

Full article: http://eatbma.blogspot.com/2008/09/ever-had-boiling-hot-c...

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