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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Brunetti, Carlton – cakes, desserts, ice cream

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 5, 2012

Melbourne is really spoilt for choice when it comes to good desserts. There’s the popular places like Chez Dre, La Belle Miette, LuxBite and Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio, but not surprisingly, all of these places close reasonably early with LuxBite opening until the latest at 8pm. So where would one go for a late [...]


D.O.C Pizza & Mozzarella Bar, Carlton

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on May 26, 2012

I mentioned that the queue at Mamasita is one of the worst in Melbourne, but yet the wait that night was not even a quarter of the wait at D.O.C Pizza and Mozzarella Bar in Carlton. There’s a good reason for that. We went to D.O.C. on a busy Friday night at 7pm without a [...]


Seven Seeds, Carlton

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on January 17, 2012

I’ve been feeling a bit drowsy and not as energetic lately. I thought it may have been a combination of my friend’s wedding preparations and a bit of insomnia but I realised last Friday that it was also due to a lack of coffee and a good brunch! The last time I had brunch out [...]


Koko Black – Summer Specials, Carlton

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on January 24, 2011

Being mid summer, the best way to enjoy the supposed ‘heat’ is to have a lovely, cold, sweet dessert. I know Melbourne hasn’t really had much heat but when we do, it’s just unbearably nice, makes me want to go to the beach and eat ice cream!     I had heard from a friend [...]