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, [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Feeling like Korean BBQ, Beijing

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on May 21, 2012

I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather lately. Not sure if it’s the increasingly cold weather or I’ve just been eating too much. The lethargy, the back pains, the occasional insomnia is all getting to me. I’m yearning to be somewhere warm, lay on the beach and take out my summer wardrobe again. The [...]


I’m officially sick. The cold weather has finally gotten the better of me. Well, I think I probably caught it off Yuye’s mum who was sick first but it really could have been from anywhere, even the hospital I’ve been visiting so regularly. On a better note, Yuye’s grandpa’s doing a bit better which is [...]


Can you eat insects? – Wang Fu Jing Snack Street has it all

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on February 11, 2012

I’ve been eating out so much that I might need to see a dietician when I’m back in Melbourne. Yuye’s dad is very knowledgeable about where to eat which is a good and a bad thing. Fantastic for my blog and my stomach but also very bad for my waistline and digestion. Oh the dilemmas. [...]


I’m in Beijing! Follow me on my food journey…

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on February 7, 2012

Beijing is starkly different to Shanghai, or to any other city really. With not many high rise buildings, it’s full of tradition and culture. As the capital city of China, I guess the government has made an effort to preserve the history that is so important for a nation. The weather however is not something [...]


Sichuan (or Szechuan) cuisine has become a trendy and very popular type of food to have in Shanghai and probably all around China. This is especially so amongst young people as some of them are constantly trying to find an even chillier restaurant to challenge their taste bud limits. Sichuan is a province located on [...]


Yoshie Japanese Restaurant & Xiao Nan Guo Spa, Shanghai

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on March 2, 2011

Whenever I visit Shanghai, I always go out with my cousins. They’re all around my age and know all about where to go for good food and entertainment. On one of the nights during this visit, we ate at a restaurant called Ji Hui or Yoshie Japanese Restaurant (吉惠) which is a buffet Japanese restaurant. [...]