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, [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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) [...]


Thai pineapple fried rice

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 26, 2012

I’ve always liked cooking a dish and then serving it in the ingredient’s ‘shell’. It seems like such a fun process, not to mention making the dish look more appealing and would probably enhance the flavours as well. That’s exactly what I did with this delicious Thai pineapple fried rice. I found a HUGE and [...]


  After strawberry picking at Sunny Ridge in Mornington, we decided to go cherry picking as well at a nearby place called Ripe ‘n’ Ready Cherry Farm. I was all ready for an afternoon of cherry stuffed bellies, climbing ladders and possibly fending off Asian tourists who are hogging all the good fruit. However, things [...]