Inner North

N2, time for some extreme gelato

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on September 4, 2013

Have you been watching Masterchef on TV and getting annoyed that you can’t get hold of liquid nitrogen to make those awesome gelato? Do you squirm like a child (just a little bit of course) inside when you see the vapor pouring out of those bowls? Well, the good news is, ordinary people like us [...]


Helados Jauja, Carlton – premium gelato

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 7, 2012

It’s really feeling like summer lately in Australia and like I said in my previous post, I’m not getting any of that beautiful sunshine here in China. The weather’s been in the high 20s and even high 30s in Melbourne on some days and it’s only just December. One thing that I’m sure many people [...]


Pugg Mahones Irish Pub, Carlton

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 25, 2012

As I’m the ‘foodie’ in the group, people always turn to me for suggestions and ideas on where to eat. But in actual fact, even though I am a ‘foodie’ I am quite indecisive. It always makes me nervous when they ask me these questions since what if my suggestions can’t live up to their [...]


Phat Brats, Fitzroy

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 25, 2012

Just like how Melbourne has no shortage of Malaysian and Mexican food now, there’s also a variety of choices if you want to have a good hot dog or snag. There’s Snag Stand right outside Melbourne Central, Massive Wieners which serves cheap classic hotdogs with delicious toppings and then there’s my recent visit to Phat [...]


Beatbox Kitchen, Melbourne’s very own burger truck

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on September 7, 2012

There’s been a lot of buzz in the United States about food trucks and so forth but I never considered it to be something I should be concerned with. Although there are many kebab trucks around but I was never all that interested in the concept. Until that is, when I found out about Beatbox [...]


Universal Restaurant, Carlton

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 26, 2012

Are there restaurants where it always becomes default if you’re too lazy or just don’t know where you want to eat? There’s a few like that for me. One of them (probably not the best out there but is quite consistent) is Universal Restaurant on Lygon Street. It’s within walking distance from a friend’s place [...]


Uni Square Cafe, Carlton

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 22, 2012

Every now and then I would reminisce about university days, I did spend a good 6 years of my life there after all. Yuye had been craving for ‘sar hor fun’ for quite some time and specifically the ones at Uni Square Cafe right next to the law building at the University of Melbourne. As [...]


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 [...]


Little Creatures Dining Hall, Fitzroy

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 14, 2012

Like I mentioned in my last post, after visiting Huxtaburger we headed straight to LIttle Creatures Dining Hall and for me and Yuye, it was basically a second lunch. Little Creatures made me ponder about life. The restaurant is literally a huge warehouse. It’s the biggest cafe I’ve been to and might be the biggest [...]


Killiney Kopitiam, Lygon St Carlton – kaya toast and iced coffee!

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 8, 2012

Every Friday night (except tonight) Yuye and I have been venturing to the city for dinner with some of his friends. As the majority of them are Malaysian Chinese who live near Lygon St, Carlton, the obvious choice of cuisine (unsurprisingly) has mostly been Malaysian/Singaporean or Italian. A few weeks ago, we visited Killiney Kopitiam [...]