Appliances Online’s 8th Birthday celebration!

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 28, 2013

Do you like to hoard kitchen appliances? Do you have a lot of seemingly useless appliances that you never use but just bought it because they were cool? I am one of those and that was inherited from my mother. Between us, we have multiples of toasters, rice cookers, pressure cookers, blenders, milkshake makers, ice [...]


Taste of Melbourne 2013, preview at Longrain

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 13, 2013

Time has just gone by so fast this year and it’s already time for the 2013 Taste of Melbourne! In fact, it runs from 14 – 17 November 2013 (which starts tomorrow!). Like last year, this year’s ToM will be held at Albert Park. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to attend a [...]


Dairy Farmers Thick & Creamy yoghurt relaunch event

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 15, 2013

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang. Finally we’re getting a bit of well deserved sunshine! This beautiful weather makes me feel like I should be eating healthier and getting up earlier in the mornings. Something I haven’t done for quite some time. It came at a great time too as Dairy Farmers Thick & Creamy [...]


Sake Restaurant & Bar, Melbourne

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on March 11, 2013

Since I started the liquor business I haven’t really had the time to visit the city much so I was enwrapped when I was invited to sample the menu at Sake Restaurant & Bar one summers night a few weeks ago at the newly revamped Hamer Hall at the Arts Centre.


Graze the market at Centro Box Hill and a Giveaway!

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on March 2, 2013

Do you consider yourself adventurous when it comes to food? Would you try new things that you’ve never had before? Are you interested in learning about seemingly strange ingredients and different cooking methods? If you answered yes to these questions then the up coming Asian Garden Market Graze is the perfect thing for you. Some [...]


Dilmah Charitea High Tea 2012 at The Terrace, Royal Botanic Gardens

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on September 18, 2012

The first time I ever ‘won’ anything was back in year 9. It was one of those unpopular gold coin donation charity events at school where we had a chance to guess the number of Easter eggs in a jar in order to win prizes. I was peer pressured into the donation and as a [...]


La Zuppa soup judging & $200 The Botanical voucher giveaway!

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on September 3, 2012

Winter is officially over. We were greeted by fabulous Spring sunshine and cool but refreshing breezes that felt so good against my skin and suddenly I felt all my winter blues flying away with the breeze, along with the pollen that will now haunt hay fever sufferers in the months to come. I love Spring. [...]


Luna 1878 Winter Festival @ Queen Victoria Market

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 14, 2012

Like many Melbournians and other fellow hibernators, on a cold evening in winter, I’d rather sit at home and curl up on the couch with a hot cup of soup. There’s hardly anything that could tempt me out of my comforting corner and sheltered soul to battle the wind and rain outside. Even when I [...]


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 [...]


Springvale Chinese New Year celebrations

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on January 23, 2012

As the Chinese New Year celebrations will continue for 15 days (and they really started a few weeks ago as well), Melbourne will be seeing a lot of festivity in the major Asian populated suburbs – for dates and locations of festivals, refer to the end of the post. I was lucky enough to be [...]