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 [...]


Prawn curry laksa

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 30, 2012

I’ve been having so much laksas at Malaysian restaurants lately I’ve seriously lost count. Every time we go out to such restaurants, either Yuye or I (or both) use laksas as a benchmark for how good that restaurant is. The deepness of the flavours, the richness and creaminess of that soup and the toppings and [...]


Har Mee – Malaysian prawn noodles recipe

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 23, 2012

Prawns and other crustaceans used to scare me as a little kid. When I walked through the fresh food markets in China with my mum, I’d squeeze her hands tightly as I walked past the prawn tanks. They scared me almost as much as centipedes and spiders. As you can imagine, since there’s no way [...]


JJa jang myeon – a Korean noodle dish

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 8, 2012

There was a period in my life (back in university) when I was completely and utterly addicted to Korean pop music (Kpop) and Korean dramas. I was so engrossed in the whole ordeal that I taught myself how to read the Korean alphabet so I could surf Korean sites easily. I even frequented a Kpop [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Recipe: Kimchi Udon

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 4, 2011

I was sick last night with a fever. I thought maybe it was the cold weather or perhaps I was just tired. Whatever it was, it sure wasn’t happy to be sick! I stayed in bed until lunch time today and thankfully, the fever had gone down. My appetite returned soon after and I was [...]