Four Ways to Beat the Heat
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Need relief from the scorching heat? Summertime is wonderful but advisories across the country have us preoccupied with staying cool and not melting away. When you need more sustenance than iced water and tea, try one of our go-to dishes that will keep you chill from Los Angeles to New York City:
Mul Naengmyun (Korean Cold Noodles)
When temperatures rise, Korean cuisine aficionados inevitably turn to naengmyun, which literally translates to "cold noodles". Buckwheat noodles swim in a cold, tangy broth and are topped with crisp cucumber and pear. A few ice cubes may even be thrown in for an extra chill factor that will keep you from overheating.
3185 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90006
Som Tum (Green Papaya Salad)
Las Vegas: home to 24-hour casinos, endless entertainment options, and...the best Thai food in the nation. You heard us. Visit the James Beard Award-winning Lotus of Siam for a flavorful, spicy and refreshing classic Thai dish. We’re pretty sure the heat from the chilies will cancel out the scorching desert heat outside.
Lotus of Siam The Commercial Center District World Village 953 E Sahara Ave A5 Nevada, NV 89104
In Miami, bikini season is year round. Maintain your spring/summer/fall/winter bod and fight the heat with soba noodles made from buckwheat flour. Delicious, savory, and pleasantly cold at the same time, this dish is perfect for fighting the heat.
Gigi 3470 N Miami Ave (at NW 35th St) Miami, FL 33127
Thai Rolled Ice Cream
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Forget funky flavors and over-the-top sandwiches. The latest ice cream craze is Thai Rolled Ice Cream and this chilled specialty has made its way to NYC. Unlike your typical scoop, this frozen treat is made to order. Watch the staff chop, smash, and roll ingredients together right in front of your eyes on a metal plate that can get as cold as -4 degrees Fahrenheit. In just a few minutes, you'll have a freshly made bowl of ice cream goodness in your hands.
10Below Ice Cream 10 Mott St New York, NY 10013