Desserts/Ice Cream

Piatella Cafe, Glen Waverley

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 20, 2013

Most of you who have been to Glen Waverley would probably agree that it doesn’t have a shortage of cafes, or Asian restaurants for that matter. I certainly didn’t expect this quaint hairdresser turned cafe to become the centre of the dining scene on Kingsway. It’s probably the most packed eatery you’d find at any [...]


N2, time for some extreme gelato

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on September 4, 2013

Have you been watching Masterchef on TV and getting annoyed that you can’t get hold of liquid nitrogen to make those awesome gelato? Do you squirm like a child (just a little bit of course) inside when you see the vapor pouring out of those bowls? Well, the good news is, ordinary people like us [...]


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 [...]


Monga Izakaya (sweets & sake bar), Glen Waverley

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on January 15, 2013

It was not long ago that Yuye and I were discussing just what restaurants Glen Waverley needed. It’s starting to turn into Malaysia town with my favourite Hong Kong style cafe, Star East Cafe, closing not too long ago. What’s opening in its place I hear you ask? Pappa Rich that’s what. So hence my [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio, South Yarra

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on May 15, 2012

Those who know me would know that I love desserts, but don’t really have a sweet tooth. My eyes are always bigger than my stomach when it comes to desserts which is a shame. A few months ago, I visited Burch & Purchese in South Yarra which is famous for their beautiful dessert creations by [...]


Chez Dre, South Melbourne – desserts to die for

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on January 18, 2012

After our meal at Seven Seeds, I wasn’t yet satisfied as I didn’t have any dessert. Seven Seeds didn’t offer any particularly drool worthy cakes or desserts so Racheese and I ditched the boys and ventured out to South Melbourne where Chez Dre resides. It was a little hidden gem amongst the small alleyways.   [...]