The Grain Store, Melbourne

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 22, 2013

It seems just like yesterday that I started my shop and now it’s been more than half a year. How fast time flies. It has also been far too long since I stayed away from the blog but now that year end work is almost over, I can start to concentrate a bit of my [...]


Kinfolk, Melbourne CBD – a cafe with a good cause

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on February 4, 2013

How many cafes do you know that can make you reminisce about your childhood? How many cafes do you know that are run by volunteers and donate money to charitable causes? How many cafes can do both AND make delicious coffees and healthy bites? I only know one and that’s Kinfolk on Bourke St.


Tropicana Juice/Food Bar, Melbourne

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 1, 2012

If you live in Melbourne, you would have no doubt walked or driven past this shop in the CBD that glowed a bright orange colour, not from neons but from fresh oranges hanging outside the shopfront. It has been like this ever since I can remember and that shop is Tropicana Juice/Food Bar.


The B.East, Brunswick East – burgers and loud music

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 28, 2012

I love visiting restaurants I haven’t been to before. Since I turned ‘foodie’, this has been happening a lot more, both for content purposes and since I’ve learnt to appreciate various cuisines and love the excitement of finding hidden gems. As a result of this constant trying of new places though also comes the occasional [...]


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 [...]


The Foodrinkery, Burwood

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 23, 2012

As weird as it seems for those of you who don’t know me in real life, I used to be and still am quite an introvert. But I wasn’t always like this as a child. When I still lived in Shanghai, all the grown ups loved my sweet mouth and apparently talented way of getting [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Pope Joan, Brunswick East

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 28, 2012

Have you ever tried copy and pasting a word 20 times into Google Translate and making the AI repeat it in different languages? If you haven’t, you might not want to try it as it drove me up the wall when Yuye did that a few weeks ago using the words ‘Pope Joan’. I found [...]


Liaison Cafe, Melbourne

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 5, 2012

My head was spinning and my stomach was churning. I felt like I had just chugged down a litre of slightly warm milk and GOSH can I actually be lactose intolerant without knowing about it for 28 years? Or am I just terrible at drinking more than one dose of caffeine a day? After having [...]