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

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お刺身 and 日本酒 for dinner. Ice cold Yebisu beer for lunch!

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Cold fresh cucumber slices dipped in your favorite miso sauce with a bottle of ice-cold beer (Asahi is my preference) makes summer a good friend.

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そうめん thin cool noodle helps for loss of appetite.

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Fruits, lots and lots of fruits, fresh shakes snd also dried fruits and fruit shakes.

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Homemade cucumber mousse. Cold soups like baked eggplant and homemade yoghurt. Avocado soup with ginger. Cold soba noodles with yoghurt and vegetables. Frozen fruit with yoghurt. (everyday part of breakfast). Melons. In the evening with dinner, a couple of small cans of ice-cold beer. Bottles of Tansan water with lemon juice.

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Cold genmaicha.

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Cold genmaicha.

OK, that's a drink. Ice cream - I like soy latte by Kracie.

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Cold green tea and Chinese tea are good too.

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tons of かき氷 and ラムネ

And the Yebisu beer for lunch or at any other occasion also agreed. lol

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Ice cold SOUMEN noodles with tomato, avocado, and sprinkles of mint.

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Cold Somen noodles. Made in our Tatsuno City. Quite often we get them for free. There is also a Somen museum.

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Expensive grapes and melons

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Strong zero

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Korean reimen and kimchee. Spice of life.

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Delicious tap water on ice for me. Tap water is tasty and safe in this country.

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Sōmen, hiyashi chuka, fruit smoothies. And lots and lots of cold water.

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watermelon and Pineapple.

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RecklessToday 04:54 pm JST

Korean reimen and kimchee. Spice of life.

Yes. Lots of spicy stuff, garlic, ginger, beef, myoga, curry, eel and tofu, edamame, zaru soba. Campari and grapefruit juice, easy on the beer. Plenty of fruit.

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My ice-cream consumption goes up exponentially in summer but this years offerings at the combinis is very poor.

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Cold tofu with alfalfa sprouts, cold somen/soba noodles with scallions,

take-out yakitori, sushi, watermelon, cherries, blueberries, cold cous-cous salad,

sliced tomatoes with avocado and sliced red onions...

Lychee and salt drink on ice, and strawberry popsicles.

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this years offerings at the combinis is very poor.

The choux cream flavour of Yukimi Daifuku, the mochi ice-creams, is very good. Around me, it's Lawson that has it.

Drink lots, ice tea, ice coffee, fizzy water. When riding my bike, I like the frozen energy jellies you can buy in Aeon and Sports Authority. They soften up about an hour into the ride. For eating, spicy foods and veggies from the garden. Chilled soups like gazpacho and vichysoisse. Caponata, a ratatouille-like summer veggie Italian dish made with vinegar, is also really good served cold. Lots of BBQ grilling too.

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Kyuuri momi, or cucumber salad has been a summer favorite since childhood . . . .

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Grapes, watermelon, salted lemon juice.

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Cold water and shain muscat when they finally become somehow affordable. Still at around ¥3,000 a bunch at the moment.

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Fresh pineapple, sprinkled with salt and plenty of Strong Zero 9% does the trick.

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There's nothing like downing a two-liter bottle of ice cold Pocari Sweat after going for a good run or a long bicycle ride on a hot day.

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somen

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