Tomato & Basil Bruschetta & an update

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on February 2, 2013

It’s been a hectic few weeks with some very exciting and slightly scary happenings in my life. Yuye and I have purchased a business! A liquor retail business to be specific. So for those of you who like to drink, be jealous. Be very jealous.


French onion soup

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 12, 2012

My eyes were red and swollen. The more I rubbed them with the back of my hands the more tears started flowing out. Why did I put myself through all this? I grabbed a tissue and wiped the remaining tears away then continued with the horrible task in front of me. This is what it [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Garlic & butter mushroom crostinis

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 4, 2012

I always tell my friends that I should have been born a man. Not that I’m into girl action (although there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it) but more like I act like one all the time, sometimes probably even more so than Yuye. I know, this is sounding a bit weird. Let me explain. I’m [...]


Baby (Dutch) carrots cooked 3 ways

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 1, 2012

I mentioned in previous posts and on my about page that I used to really dislike carrots. I’m not sure what it was but the more raw and hard the carrots were, the more I disliked them. “Carrots are good for your eyesight, you should eat them” my mum always told me. “If you don’t [...]