Summers can feel like a gazillion degrees outside, especially with no air conditioning. In temperatures like this, who feels up to cooking a hot meal, or eating one for that matter? Here are five easy dishes that come together in minutes, no stove required. All ingredients should be available at the closest supermarket.
Asakusa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tokyo. A walk under the iconic Thunder Gate, through Nakamise Street and around the Sumida River, offers you a taste of traditional and modern Japan.
Ubiquitously located within Japan, kaitenzushi, or conveyor-belt sushi joints, are something you can’t miss. A popular spot for a quick lunch, sushi here starts at as little as 100 yen a plate. Besides hand-shaped and rolled sushi, diners can also order various noodle dishes, tempura and sweets, depending on the location.
In Japan during mealtime, we often say “itadaki masu,” which literally means: “I have this meal with gratitude.” It’s a phrase to thank those who cook the meal, and also a Japanese way of saying “let’s eat.”