Refreshing summer dishes everyone should eat in a heatwave


The summer holiday is drawing to a close but Hong Kong's weather doesn't seem to be turning over. Even if you're a big eater, hot and humid weather makes us easier to feel full and kill our appetite. If you want to get your appetite back, just look at the following must-have dishes for summer!

1. Crispy Thai Chicken Salad

In addition to being a weight loss dish for ladies, salad is also one of the must-have cold dishes for summer! Refreshing vegetables with a variety of toppings and sauces are a great way to relieve summer heat. The following Thai salad recipe can absolutely increase your appetite. It’s a refreshing, easy, beautiful, light, and quick to throw together a salad that you will love having it on your table!


Crispy Pad Thai Chicken Salad Recipe (Servings 2)


  • 2 Cups of chicken breast or thigh (Or 1 cup of prawn instead)

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 2 Carrots

  • Half a Red Pepper

  • Half a Yellow Pepper

  • 30g Coriander

  • Q.S. White Sesame

Thai sauce:

  • ½ Lime

  • 3 tbsp of Sesame oil

  • 3 tbsp of Soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp of Fish sauce

  • Q.S. Garlic

  • Q.S. Red chilli flakes


  1. Slice cucumber, carrots and bell pepper into noodle with the peeler.

  2. Add chicken breast or thigh into vegetables.

  3. Add chopped coriander.

  4. Chop garlic and mix it with other ingredients for the sauce.

  5. Pour the Thai sauce over the salad.

  6. Add white sesame to the salad.

2. Korean Cold Soy milk Noodle

There's always one or two people in the friend group who must eat starchy foods every day. If you're worried about the salad won't fill you up, Korean cold noodles are definitely a good choice! Cold soybean noodle is one of the most popular healthy summer dishes in Korea. You can even finish the soup as soy milk is nutritious that contains high protein and low calories.


Korean Cold Soy milk Noodle Recipe (Serving 1)


  • 1 Cucumber

  • 1 package of Korean wheat noodles

  • Q.S. White sesame seeds, crushed

  • ½ Boiled egg

Soy milk Soup:

  • 500ml Korean unsweetened soy milk

  • 1 cup of ice

  • Q.S. Salt


  1. Heat up the soy milk, add Q.S. salt and let it cool.

  2. Cook noodle and egg, rinse them in cold water with ice.

  3. Cut cucumber into fine julienne strips, slice the egg in half lengthways.

  4. Pour prepared soy milk into the bowl, add ice, noodles, cucumber and egg.

  5. Garnish with crushed white sesame.

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