About Ichigo Shortcake

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 30, 2011

Me in Shirakawago, Japan   What is your real name because I see both Jenny and Akika floating around? My real name is Jenny Ge but as I’ve always been envious of people with unique names so I wanted one of my own. Whether at school, work or socially, there were always many Jennys so [...]


Airstream Cafe, Glen Waverley – a disappointment

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 29, 2011

  Airstream Cafe, you disappoint me. I’ve been a long time customer because of the close proximity to home and I never thought it was such a bad place to enjoy a good catchup or a quick meal. That is, until Christmas day.     It was a boiling hot day and I was running [...]


The Waiting Room, Crown Complex – a beautiful afternoon tea

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 28, 2011

Situated in the lobby of the Crown Towers Hotel, The Waiting Room is a small, modern and glamorous restaurant that is also the newest addition to the Rockpool group. would never have known such a place existed let alone enjoyed nice afternoon tea there had it not been for the last minute hens’ night planning [...]


Pho Hung Vuong, Springvale

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 27, 2011

I’ve found myself in Springvale a lot recently. After my last “pho” post at Pho Hoang Dakao, I’ve clocked up at least five separate visits for shopping/eating in the span of just a few weeks – with most grocery stores closed for the Christmas holidays, Springvale remains a reliable source of fresh meat and vegetables. [...]


Ichigo Illusion – a strong yet refreshing cocktail

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 26, 2011

I’m falling in love with cocktails. I know it’s a strange occurrence when I can’t even drink more than half a standard drink but it’s true. It’s the vibrant colours and the refreshing ingredients (not to mention sometimes it’s actually quite delicious) that has me hooked. It doesn’t help when Yuye loves making cocktails and [...]


La Belle Miette, Melbourne – macaron goodness

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 25, 2011

There’s no doubt Melbourne, and most of the world, loves macarons. Macarons, not to be confused with macaroons, have now become the centre of the confectionery scene, making appearances on menus of many great cafes and restaurants and there are even macaron making competitions. So what’s so good about this ultra sweet ganache sandwiched between [...]


Pimm’s Cup with a gingery twist & Merry Christmas!!

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 24, 2011

  I’ve never really celebrated Christmas with my family. I do remember having a Christmas tree when I was very young but the memories of celebrations are a blur. Even if we celebrated, I’m sure it was Chinese style instead of the usual Christmas fare.     After my parents became busy with work, mum [...]


Snow Pony Cafe, Balwyn

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 22, 2011

When I think of snow and ponies, the image of a mystical far away land covered with fluffy white snow comes to mind. There’s not a soul in sight, apart from a lone pony trotting in the cold forest. On its back sits a fair skinned princess with blonde long hair, stroking the pony’s hair [...]


  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 [...]


Jong Ga Korean BBQ restaurant & Mantra on Queen, Brisbane

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 21, 2011

When I read Choux-Fleur‘s review on Toodouri Korean BBQ the other day, I started thinking about when the last time I had Korean BBQ was, and then I remembered! I actually forgot to blog about the one and only Korean BBQ I had this year (in Australia anyway) at a restaurant called Jong Ga in [...]