Eastern Suburbs

Dainty Sichuan Food, Box Hill – get some hot pot action

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 7, 2013

After all these years I still haven’t been to the original Dainty Sichuan Restaurant in South Yarra. But to make up for it, I’ve dined at its sibling quite a few times already.


Food Republik, Box Hill

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 5, 2013

I went through quite a few of the comments and reviews of this place on Urbanspoon and although agree that there is a bit of an ‘attitude’ and service can be turned up a notch, it is what the food that really matters I think. Yuye and I both quite like this place, especially their [...]


Piatella Cafe, Glen Waverley

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 20, 2013

Most of you who have been to Glen Waverley would probably agree that it doesn’t have a shortage of cafes, or Asian restaurants for that matter. I certainly didn’t expect this quaint hairdresser turned cafe to become the centre of the dining scene on Kingsway. It’s probably the most packed eatery you’d find at any [...]


Aura Cafe, Templestowe

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on May 3, 2013

When I started my bottle shop in the north, I was worried that I will no longer be able to eat brunch like I used to. For one, there’s no time (or more like I’m too lazy to get up early…). The more important part was there just doesn’t seem to be as many hip [...]


Jam For Joe Cafe, Blackburn

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on January 20, 2013

I had a sudden revelation recently. I think I’ve run out of new cafes to visit in my area! Oh what a dilemma. It doesn’t help that I live in the outer suburbs where there’s not all that many shops to begin with. At times like this I really wish I lived in or near [...]


Monga Izakaya (sweets & sake bar), Glen Waverley

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on January 15, 2013

It was not long ago that Yuye and I were discussing just what restaurants Glen Waverley needed. It’s starting to turn into Malaysia town with my favourite Hong Kong style cafe, Star East Cafe, closing not too long ago. What’s opening in its place I hear you ask? Pappa Rich that’s what. So hence my [...]


Lemon Leaf Thai Restaurant, Wantirna South (Knox Ozone)

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 31, 2012

I really love going to Knox City Shopping Centre, as I’ve found the best green grocer right in the middle of the mall. It’s not where you’d expect to find such an amazing green grocer that’s for sure. Every time I go, I’m amazed at just how cheap and fresh the produce are and most [...]


Sette Bello, Glen Waverley

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 29, 2012

I know Father’s Day was almost 2 months ago, I somehow subconsciously avoided blogging about the dinner I had together with my family and Yuye’s family that day until now. I blame it on the sheer number of dishes we ordered and the restaurant visits following that one, resulting in me pushing the review back…Yes [...]


The Foodrinkery, Burwood

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 23, 2012

As weird as it seems for those of you who don’t know me in real life, I used to be and still am quite an introvert. But I wasn’t always like this as a child. When I still lived in Shanghai, all the grown ups loved my sweet mouth and apparently talented way of getting [...]


La Gaulois French restaurant, Glen Waverley

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 19, 2012

Do you find that sometimes people argue over the silliest and most unworthy things? Yuye and I hardly argue since he has a great temper (not me though but he lets me get my ways ) so whenever we do argue, it sticks in my head like gum on your shoes. There was this once [...]