8.07.2013

Always hot climate though.. 暑中お見舞い申し上げます。


Good afternoon, everyone. How are you doing?  You maybe in summer holidays now.  In Japan, this time is the hottest season and we eat cold foods though some of my friends from abroad did not like cold foods!  Snow sweets (shaved ice with flavored syrup) and cold noodles are popular.  Since hotness makes our appetite lose, we have cold noodles.  There are many kinds of noodles like Somen (thinnest white noodles) - we do not say 'cold' Somen as Somen mentions it is cold and hot somen has another name Nyumen, Cold Soba (gray coloured buckwheat noodles), Cold Udon (thick white noodles), and so on.   And this is one of typical cold noodles Japanese seasonal food 'Hiyashi Chuka' Cold egg noodles with ham and salad.  We don't sell it at the restaurant and just made it for us.  This time we send post cards (changing to Email nowadays) for midsummer greetings like new year cards.  "Sho chu- Omimai Mo-shi agemas." ( Hope you are well even in the hottest season.)  And I'm telling my friends to visit Sri Lanka this hottest season in Japan and it maybe more comfortable to spend time here.
Hope you are well in a hot weather!
暑中お見舞い申し上げます。皆様いかがお過ごしですか?日本はニュースや新聞等によりますと、大変暑く、予期しない豪雨に見舞われている地域もあるとお聞きします。スリランカも暑いでしょう?とよく聞かれますが、この時期は、もしかしたら、日本で過ごすより快適ではないかと思います。適度な風が吹き、雨が降ると涼しくなるからです。常夏なので、涼しく感じるだけなのかもしれませんが・・。先日、お店では出してませんが、まかないで冷やし中華を作りました。そうめんも大好きなのですが、野菜もとりたいということで、冷やし中華に・・。どちらも、日本の夏という感じですね。

2 comments:

Slypan said...

I love Hiyashi-chuka very much and use to have it every week when in Colombo. Why don't you add such menue in Cafe Japan ?

CAFE JAPAN 0777-263564/0777-263565 Lunch: (Weekends 11:30)1200-200pm Dinner:Reservation required Delivery time:1100am-200pm 530pm-900pm said...

Hi. I thought you might write you loved Hiyashi Chuka. We do not know how many people want to eat Hiyashi chuka.... We can not add it in the menu... Maybe in the future...