Green tea (matcha) ice cream

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 15, 2012

Apologies for the periods of silence lately, there’s just been so much on my mind and there has been a lot of new and exciting things happening in my life. Hopefully I’ll be able to get back to regular blogging soon. The weather has been scorching hot lately. I love the sunshine and the good [...]


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 [...]


Matcha (green tea) & strawberry parfait

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on September 29, 2012

I’ve been so busy in the last few days you’d be amazed. I’ve already been on 3 planes in the last week and about to board another one tomorrow morning. Although it’s been very tiring and hectic at times, it has also been quite fun and rewarding. For starters, I had my very first scuba [...]


Sashimi donburi – Japanese sliced salmon on rice with condiments

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on September 2, 2012

The art of sashimi and sushi making has been passed down for nearly 2000 years in Japan and has gained widespread popularity, even in western countries. With a reasonable sashimi knife and a little bit of practice, any good home cook can master this technique, although you won’t be as good as real sushi chefs [...]


Tonjiru – Japanese pork miso soup

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 18, 2012

The flowers in bloom outside are tricking my mind into thinking the weather has turned warmer. As a result, I feel like I might be getting sick again since I’ve failed to bring a warm jacket on many occasions lately. My muscles are also aching like crazy from some heavy lifting work for our house [...]


Kitsune Udon

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 3, 2012

For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that I’m a big meat eater. I’d rarely, if ever, order a salad as a main dish at a restaurant nor would I prefer to eat vegetarian dishes if I had the choice. All of my friends are meat [...]


Marinated salmon sashimi salad

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 31, 2012

Even though I said in an earlier post that I’m without doubt a meat over seafood kind of person, one type of seafood gets me every single time and that is sashimi (raw seafood slices). For some reason, I find raw seafood a lot nicer to eat (in fact I totally love it to bits) [...]


Beef & enoki mushroom rolls

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 21, 2012

Japanese is probably my favourite type of cuisine, although I eat and like pretty much everything since I’m such a glutton. There’s just so many dishes that I crave for all the time like the tonkatsu I mentioned in yesterday’s post, and the various sushi posts I’ve had in the past, even udons, sukiyaki, yakitori…the [...]


Zaru Soba – Japanese cold buckwheat noodles

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 12, 2012

Soba or buckwheat noodles is a Japanese staple ingredient made from buckwheat flour. It is a form of thin noodles eaten cold while dipped in a soy based sauce or used like udon and other noodles in a hot broth. The cold version is one of my favourite easy and fast recipes to have on [...]