I miss you Sydney

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 2, 2013

In fact, it’s not just Sydney I miss, it’s all things travel related. It feels like forever since I last went on a holiday, even longer since I last went to Sydney (this was just more than a year ago now). I had wanted to post up these photos a long long time ago, at [...]



by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 25, 2013

Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. With less than 2000 population and a great proportion of this tourists, it’s a quiet and beautiful place to spend a weekend away. I was quite lucky to have spent a long weekend here at a friend’s holiday house and we had plenty of [...]


Travel in China

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on April 20, 2013

It’s always difficult to travel to a foreign country when you don’t speak the same language. You might be able to flip open a guide book, a translator or even bring a friend who can help you but there are always a lot of unknowns. If you’re one who doesn’t like to take those risks, [...]


I’m back from Tasmania

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 5, 2012

I’m finally back in Melbourne! Although I really love traveling, it can be everything but relaxing, which my recent around Australia trip is the epitome of. I took a total of 5 planes, drove across Tasmania nonstop for over 8 hours and climbed mountains so high I thought I was going to die. The views [...]


How to make matcha (green tea), a bit of history and travel in Tokyo

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 1, 2012

Our trip to Tokyo & tea ceremony lesson During Yuye and I’s March 2012 trip to Tokyo, we stayed at a hotel in Ueno (Tokyo Ueno New Izu Hotel) which I will blog about in a future post. The weather was still very cold and on one of the days it actually snowed. We weren’t [...]


David’s Restaurant, Prahran & Zhou Zhuang (China) travel photos

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 13, 2012

Since I’m from Shanghai, “how does Shanghainese food differ from other Chinese cuisine?” has been a question that many people have asked me before. After some thought I’ve come up with the conclusion that Shanghainese food tend to be a bit sweeter, some dishes a bit more sour, not as oily or chilli than other [...]


Colourful Yunnan Restaurant (Carlton) & Yun Nan (China) travel photos

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 11, 2012

Yun Nan (云南) is a province in the southern part of China consisting of many mountainous ranges and bordering Laos, Vietnam and Burma. It is not only a place with an abundance of rich vegetation and natural resources but also has a well kept historical environment, making it one of the most popular tourism destinations [...]


My 2 unforgettable days in Daylesford, Part 2

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 24, 2012

Following part 1 of my unforgettable 2 days at Regional Victoria’s spa town Daylesford and having dinner at the fabulous Farmers Arms, I was ready for another day of good food and good fun. Daylesford isn’t a big town by any means. If you’re looking for a lot to do then you’re probably wrong. But [...]


My two unforgettable days at Daylesford, Victoria – part 1

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 20, 2012

Although this post is about a wonderful trip I had recently to the beautiful Daylesford in Victoria, famous for their spas and fantastic restaurants, I would be lying if I said the entire experience was rosy. Yes, I just have a tiny little complaint I wanted to vent out before I start rambling about the [...]


A countryside wedding in Shanghai

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 4, 2012

There were 2 reasons for my recent visit to China (in March), one was to visit Yuye’s sick grandpa in Beijing and the other was to attend my cousin’s wedding in Shanghai. My cousin and I are very close. When my parents came to Australia back in the 1980s, I was barely able to remember [...]