Summer Solstice: Enjoy cold noodles in the heat of summer

The sweaty days of summer come after the day of Summer Solstice, which starts on June 21 this year.

The Summer Solstice, or Xiazhi in Chinese, begins when the sun reaches the celestial longitude of 90 degrees. This is also when the Northern Hemisphere sees the longest day and the shortest night of the year.

For each of the 24 solar terms divided by the Chinese lunar calendar, there are representative foods. For Summer Solstice, the day would be incomplete without noodles.

Taking the temperature into consideration, a bowl of Chinese cold noodles is an indisputable choice for dinner.

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