Inner South

Chez Dre (revisited), South Melbourne

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on May 8, 2013

I don’t think I’ve ever posted a revisit to any restaurant or cafe, even if I do go there a lot. I just feel like there’s generally not much more I can offer in terms of new information or photos to my readers, that is, unless if there’s a significant change to what we had [...]


U-Village, St Kilda

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on April 29, 2013

Most Asian restaurants I’ve been dining at recently have been fast food or close to it. There is one exception, and that’s U-Village in St Kilda. When I was given the chance to dine there as their guest, I was a little unsure as to what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised.


Mart 130, Middle Park

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on February 18, 2013

To my dear readers, did you all have a good Valentine’s Day? I did in a way. Although there was no romantic dinner, lavish presents or even being relaxing at all, I did spend it with my beloved (not that I have a choice) and kept myself busy in the shop. I even set up [...]


Wabi Sabi Garden, St Kilda

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 29, 2012

The Japanese culture heavily embraces Buddhism and thus Buddhist teachings. One of the concepts that was derived from its teachings is the acceptance of all things ‘imperfect, impertinent and incomplete’, also known as ‘wabi sabi‘ in Japanese. Wabi sabi is an aesthetic that considers imperfect things beautiful, such as an unfinished, rough or unsymmetrical object, [...]


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. [...]


Jacques Reymond, Prahran – a 3 hatted affair

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 7, 2012

Some of you might know that it was Yuye and I’s 8 year anniversary a few weeks ago since we first started dating. It’s really been a long and hectic ride at times but we passed the ’7 year myth’ so hopefully we’ll be blessed from now on. The 7 year myth was passed on [...]


Massive Wieners, Prahran

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 28, 2012

Yuye and I faced yet another day of undecidedness this week. Specifically, we weren’t sure where we could go for lunch before I started my first styling class at RMIT. As we were heading into inner city, the choices exponentially increased. Then we remembered. Wasn’t there a place we wanted to dine at last time [...]


Lucky Coq, Windsor – seriously cheap and delicious pizzas

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 17, 2012

I’ve been finding myself at the busy Chapel St junction a lot recently. With David’s just off Chapel and Borsch Vodka & Tears around the corner, our next dining spot was at Lucky Coq which is right on the corner of the intersection for some seriously cheap pizzas and beers.


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 [...]