Inner East

The Farm Cafe at Collingwood Children’s Farm, Abbotsford

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 1, 2013

Summer is finally upon us! Even though it felt like winter just not too long ago. Whenever a trickle of sunshine sneaks out behind those thick clouds, everyone comes out of their shells and come to the shop for an icy cold beer. It’s amazing what the sunshine brings – smiles! But for me, there’s [...]


Bendigo Street Milk Bar, Burnley – nostalgia meets hip cafe

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 10, 2012

The words ‘milk bar’ conjures up a lot of childhood memories. During a period of time in primary school, milk bars were my best friends. On the way to and from school and Chinese school, I’d always stop by one of these with a few friends to buy gobstoppers, red skins, Freddo frogs and the [...]


Fonda Mexican, Richmond

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 17, 2012

When I was young, a strange old lady lived next door to us in Shanghai. I would always comment about her mismatched socks and ‘unique’ dress style but the only reply I have ever received was murmured ‘mind your own business’ in between grunts and sighs. I never really understood why she was so different. [...]


Huxtaburger, Collingwood – such succulent beef patties!

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 13, 2012

I’ve been having a lot of burgers lately, and good ones too. A week ago I was at Andrew’s Hamburgers which was a fantastic experience and just 3 days ago I went to Huxtaburger. Having the wonderful burgers at Andrew’s left a little burger craving so when my friends asked me to dine at Huxtaburger, [...]


Proud Mary, Collingwood

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on May 11, 2012

Coming back home after being overseas for so long really overwhelmed me. I felt a sense of pride for this land and maybe for the first time (properly) realised that there’s a combination of delicious foods here that makes Melbourne, and Australia, so different to the rest of the world. There’s something about Melbourne that [...]


The Hungarian, Richmond

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 13, 2011

After our drinks at Der Raum the other night with WinWin, we decided to venture down the road to The Hungarian for dinner as Der Raum doesn’t have any nibbles. I’ve never had Hungarian food before (apart from the occasional non-traditional orders of goulash at not so Hungarian cafes around Melbourne) so I thought this [...]


Der Raum, Richmond – exclusive bar with character

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 11, 2011

The last time I visited Der Raum (and also the first) was about 5 years ago for a friend’s 21st birthday. I’ve never been nor am now a big alcohol drinker so bars had never really been my kind of thing. I remember back then, Der Raum’s frontage was fully open and you could see [...]


Maedaya, Richmond – a Japanese Izakaya

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 10, 2011

Before I went to Japan at the beginning of this year I was for the most part an izakaya newbie. Basically I hadn’t really had much experience in drinking beer/sake and enjoying skewers and other nibbles at Japanese styled sake bars. Yuye and I went to a few while we were there and totally loved [...]


Three Bags Full – breakfast, Abbotsford

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on January 31, 2011

When Dana suggested to meet up for breakfast at Three Bags Full one Saturday morning, I gladly accepted the invitation. Three Bags Full in Abbotsford has been on my ‘to eat’ list for a long time but since I’m not a good morning person, breakfast out has never really worked, except this time. Even after [...]