Stewed pork belly with udon

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 11, 2012

Even though it’s already mid Spring, sometimes it still feels like we haven’t yet left winter. The Melbourne weather is as unpredictable and unforgiving as ever and I felt the full force of it about a week ago in Tasmania where it rained like the world was about to end but we still had to [...]


Nothing better than prawn congee when I’m sick

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on September 14, 2012

I’ve been sneezing nonstop today. I’ve commented before that Melbourne has finally entered Spring and we can put Winter and its chills behind us. So then why are the nights still so cold that it feels like mid Winter all over again? I should have listened to my gut instincts and worn a thick jacket, [...]


Tofu Nao, a Northern China breakfast dish

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 26, 2012

Even though Yuye and I are both from mainland China, we sometimes have quite different eating habits. For example, as he’s from northern China, he tends to eat a lot of dumplings, buns and congee with his stir fries and other dishes. Whereas my family and I tend to just eat it with rice and [...]


Garlic chive & egg parcels, pungent but delicious

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 18, 2012

I remember when I was little, my house would always smell like garlic chives. If you haven’t smelt garlic chives before, it’s quite pungent. I know many people who can’t stand the smell let alone eat it but I frankly love it. To me, it’s not pungent, rather quite delicious. Mum would always stand there [...]


4 Season Beans & Happy New Year!

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on January 22, 2012

Today is Chinese New Year’s (CNY) Eve (or also known as the Spring Festival, marking the first day of Spring on the Lunar Calendar) and like most Chinese/Asian families, we’ll be spending the night at home, enjoying a wonderful home cooked meal while watching Chinese singing and dancing on TV. We have satellite TV at [...]