I told you about writing in blue to create a "cool" image.
Well, in the Summer, the Japanese also put their "cool" foods into clear, glass dishes.
By putting the food into a clear glass dish, they create an "icy" feeling. Some restaurants also put the dishes into the refrig to really chill it.
Last night's dinner was reisei somen. Reisei means "chilled", somen is like a Japanese angel hair pasta, although it is a little salty. I used this recipe, but used whatever veggies I had in the refrig (okra, bell pepper, cucumber, red onion & tomato). If you do use somen, do not salt the water you will be boiling the noodles in.
Hope you are keeping cool where you are...have a nice weekend!