St Kilda

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.

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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, [...]

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Las Chicas, Balaclava – perfectly rich coffees

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on May 28, 2012

I can’t go for many posts without writing about some sort of breakfast/brunch experience I recently had. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I’m totally addicted to runny egg yolks and other brunchy goodness, and of course good coffee. My most recent experience was sadly (sort of) after a [...]

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Belgian Beer Cafe Bluestone, St Kilda

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 3, 2011

  Have you ever felt utter frustration for something that can’t be changed? Even worse, having to endure it for many times over. Getting visas for China is one of those frustrating tasks that I loath but must do. The visa application centre used to be part of the Chinese Consulate in Toorak but in [...]

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Flare Contemporary Grill, St Kilda

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 16, 2011

I’ve recently gotten myself addicted to purchasing group discount coupons from places such as Scoopon and OurDeal. They offer great value meals to restaurants that I would otherwise not visit. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have the motivation to go out at night, just getting to that age I guess. However these coupons have [...]

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