Different cultures eat different dishes to keep cool in the hot summer months. Photo: Felix Wong
Andrew Sun
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Mouthing Off by Andrew Sun

How the right food can keep you cool in East Asia’s humid summers (and it’s not ice cream)

  • Chinese medicine recommends cooling foods such as hot winter melon soup in the hot summer months, but salads and ice cream are out
  • People from tropical countries eat chillis and spices to bring on the sweat, while southern Europeans and North Africans eat food that is less spicy

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Different cultures eat different dishes to keep cool in the hot summer months. Photo: Felix Wong
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