Which Coke is it?

Coca-Cola launches its new sugar-free variant Coca-Cola Zero Sugar this month (May). The new drink, which replaces Coca-Cola Zero, promises to taste even more like the original Coca-Cola. ST Food does a taste test.

Here's what to look out for in The Straits Times' food website ST Food - straitstimesfood.com - this week.

AH YOKE'S FAVOURITE COKE

Coca-Cola adds a new sugar-free variant, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, to its suite of products this month.

The drink will replace Coca-Cola Zero. It is based on a new recipe and promises to taste "even more like the original Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola Classic)".

 

ST food critic and deputy Life editor Wong Ah Yoke and I had a taste of it earlier this week. We pit the new Coke Zero Sugar against the outgoing Coke Zero as well as the brand's mainstays - the Classic and Light versions.

Find out which is Mr Wong's favourite in this video taste test.

Coke Taste Test: http://str.sg/coketest

MOTHER'S DAY EATS

 

Mother's Day is next Sunday. If you haven't planned a celebration yet, ST Food has a list of 27 places where you can take your mum, wife, grandmother, aunt and/or sister for a meal.

The recommendations range from fine Chinese food to seafood buffets to Peranakan fare.

Mother's Day eats: http://str.sg/42rw

RECIPES TO TRY

 

Pitchers of refreshing cocktails are a great way to beat the heat.

 

Follow The Washington Post's recipes for five types of punch, including Swamp Water Punch, a tropical pineapple and green

 

Chartreuse punch; Ruby's Arms, a pink grapefruit-based drink spiked with either mezcal or gin; and The Little Figgy Went To

 

Kashmir, a fig and chai tea drink with bourbon or dark rum.

 

On the cooking front, try The New York Times' recipe for a luxurious French toast with lacy brown edges. The secret is to use white bread and add cream and extra egg yolk to the egg-milk mixture.

There are also recipes for baked salmon with tomatillos (use green tomatoes as a substitute) and drunken cockles with a spicy garlic dressing, plus a guide to creating your own spice blends at home.

Punch recipes: http://str.sg/42KV

French toast recipe: http://str.sg/42r3

Salmon recipe: http://str.sg/42En

Cockles recipe: http://str.sg/42aB

Spice blends recipe: http://str.sg/42as

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 07, 2017, with the headline 'Which Coke is it?'. Print Edition | Subscribe