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What are some of your favorite foods or drinks for coping with Japan's summer heat?

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Ice Cold Sapporo.

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Pocari Sweat and Barley Tea with a lot of ice.

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Ice cold Acerola drink.

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My top three are Water, Mugicha, or a 50/50 mix of Green Dakara and water.

All with ice, when possible.

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Ice cream, watermelon, and lots and lots of chilled water.

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Did I say beer?

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Clam juice, whaaaah

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Pina colada in the evenings

iced water or mint cucumber juice during the day

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Spicy foods in general, especially powder of red pepper on top of them. Even if I have little appetite in hot summer, spicy foods often help.

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I got some Cherry Chocolate Chunk ice cream and some Banana Split Sundae ice cream,may get another caron at HEB,they are buy one get one free

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Ice Cold Sapporo."

Agreed....hiyashi chuuka is nice for a hot day lunch.

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Somen in a bowl of ice with plenty of greenstroke onions, ginger, and wasabi!

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We make ume syrup at the start of summer every year. It's really refreshing when mixed with fizzy water or made into jelly.

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cold water, orange juice with ice

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reddo hotto chikin from kentaaa

heheh

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Kebab

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Daytime: lychee & salt drink.

Night: fresh lime, in a frozen gin and tonic.

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Water... a lot of it. I do like barley tea, but dislike making it. Also like the green tea you can get in vending machines and convenience stores, or making my own lemonade with less sugar than usually required.

However, for the most part, summer or winter I enjoy eating and drinking similar things. I still eat hot ramen and udon, and drink hot coffee. As many may know, drinking very cold drinks is quite bad for you in summer, despite the instant gratification. Hot drinks, on the other hand, are better for you in summer unless the outside temperature goes over a certain point, because they send your blood closer to the surface of your skin for cooling instead of retreating further inwards for warmth, as with cold drinks.

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Beer

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