Dainty Sichuan Food, Box Hill – get some hot pot action

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 7, 2013

After all these years I still haven’t been to the original Dainty Sichuan Restaurant in South Yarra. But to make up for it, I’ve dined at its sibling quite a few times already.


Food Republik, Box Hill

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 5, 2013

I went through quite a few of the comments and reviews of this place on Urbanspoon and although agree that there is a bit of an ‘attitude’ and service can be turned up a notch, it is what the food that really matters I think. Yuye and I both quite like this place, especially their [...]


Wonderbao, Melbourne CBD

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 21, 2012

You might not understand what’s there to ‘wonder’ about ‘bao‘ (Chinese steamed buns) since to some it’s a staple and well…just some dough with filling inside. Strange as it may seem, Melbourne is seeing an influx of specialty bao shops and one of the pioneers of its success and popularity is Wonderbao.


Shanghai Street Dumplings, Wontons & Noodle, Melbourne

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 10, 2012

It’s common sight for popular Melbourne restaurants to have a queue these days, especially those that don’t take bookings. It’s especially impossible on Friday nights when dining out is at a peak. Since Yuye and I head into the city most Friday evenings for a catch up with friends and most of us are not [...]


Rose Garden, Melbourne – cheap Asian fare

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 16, 2012

After our visit to the Luna 1878 festival the other night, we decided against lining up for our food so made our way to the nearby Rose Garden, which serves up big dishes of delicious Asian cuisine. It’s one of the few cheap Asian restaurants that have a high rating on Urbanspoon and that says [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Golden Ocean BBQ Chinese Restaurant, a hidden gem

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 19, 2012

I love finding new restaurants, especially ones that are close to home. Recently my good friend Winnie took a few of us out for dinner at a restaurant that was deemed ‘her favourite Cantonese restaurant’ and she said it was in Mount Waverley. My head immediately started to dig through all the Cantonese restaurants I [...]


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 [...]


Kingsway Seafood Restaurant, Glen Waverley – getting ready for CNY!

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on January 21, 2012

I mentioned in a previous post that I don’t post about Chinese restaurants even though that makes up half of my dining experiences and I’ve finally realised why. Every time we go to Chinese restaurants, it’s with my parents. My dad is quite against me taking photos of food. He thinks it’s rude to the [...]