Hot days are following each other and a lot of people are suffering from “natsubare/summer lethargy”.
Preparing meals is becoming complicated as you do have to provide energy without too many calories and make them appetizing!

Sushi is a good idea in summer as it includes rice vinegar, very good to cool down the system.
The Missus, after steaming the rice prepared it as sushi rice and mixed it with boiled shrimps, tobikko/flying fish roe, thinly sliced small Japanese cucumbers and finely chopped shiso leaves to present it as chrirashizushi/decoration sushi.

For a closer view of the ingredients!

The Missus strove for balance with the side dish.

She mixed ready-made bean salad with hijiki/sweet seaweed and fresh okra to which she added her specialty, half-boiled eggs seasoned with black sesame seeds.

Nice colors with lettuce wrapped under the eggs and Japanese cherries. The latter are more acid than dark cherries and are perfect in summer heat.

Surprisingly satisfying and tasty (and colorful as usual!)!

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