a The Transit Lounge: Summer Snacking

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Wednesday, July 21

Summer Snacking


A lot can be said for Japanese seasons and the food that comes with them. And of course the changing seasons also means changing chu hi flavours - this is my chance to give a shout out to pineapple, since it won't be on the shelves once September rolls around with spring. So what does summer for mean for us foodies?

Spending your days in the comfort of air-conditioned buildings and trains isn’t the only way to keep the heat and humidity of the Japanese summer at bay. What you put into your body also has an effect on how you adapt to the heat. Certain Japanese foods are seasonal for a reason. Think about it. Body-warming ramen designed to put bulk on your frame isn’t eaten in winter by accident. So what’s on the menu for summer?

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