La Gaulois French restaurant, Glen Waverley

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 19, 2012

Do you find that sometimes people argue over the silliest and most unworthy things? Yuye and I hardly argue since he has a great temper (not me though but he lets me get my ways ) so whenever we do argue, it sticks in my head like gum on your shoes. There was this once [...]


Cafe Vue at Heide, Bulleen

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 13, 2012

The Spring flowers are starting to bloom on my street. I often think ‘it’s not that cold today’ and forget to take a jacket with me. Sometimes the wind feels warm but refreshing on my face and these are all signs that Spring is slowly creeping around the corner. Winter is almost at an end. [...]


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 [...]


Bistro Vue, Melbourne CBD

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 30, 2011

As I’ve never been to France before, my idea of a beautiful traditional French restaurant in France would be fresh flowers, velvety chairs, vintage furniture, hot men with sexy French accents, a wide variety of French wines and of course, delicious French dishes that come in small but intricate portions. This description seems to fit [...]


Hill’s Oyster Bar & Brasserie, Hawthorn

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 18, 2011

This is another one of those coupon nights where I desperately tried to fit in a night out after discovering the coupon was dangerously nearing its expiration date. Yes, this new addiction of purchasing coupons on a whim is dangerous! It also got me a parking fine, but that’s a different story (my very first [...]


Heirloom & Pancake Dessert House, Melbourne CBD

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 14, 2011

I’m usually very kind to restaurants I visit, the word ‘dislike’ isn’t something I’d say easily. However, my visit to Heirloom on Bourke St a few weeks ago resulted in an experience that couldn’t be described any other way. Sad, but true. After receiving recommendations from friends, I was sceptical but keen to try this [...]


La Parisienne Pates, Carlton

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 7, 2010

Following lunch at Cafe Trevi, we went next door to La Parisienne Pates, a French gourmet deli (charcuterie) which sells all sorts of yummy products ranging from macarons, sandwiches, cheeses, pates, cured meats and many many others. Walking into the store felt like I just walked into Paris.     After gawking briefly at the [...]


France Soir, South Yarra

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 1, 2010

Yuye and I ate at France Soir for dinner two nights ago out of complete impulse. Despite being a Monday night, France Soir was fully booked out. I may have just booked the last available table actually (just in time too as we only made the booking at about 6:30pm for an 8pm start) and [...]


The Hardware Societe, Melbourne CBD

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 25, 2010

Call me a sheep but I just had to try out Hardware Societe after reading so many blog posts about this little hidden gem (not so hidden anymore). It serves French/Spanish breakfast and lunch dishes (unfortunately no dinner yet) during weekdays and now on Saturdays as well until 2pm. This place is probably totally packed [...]


Frenchy’s Bistro, Glen Waverley

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 23, 2010

This will be the last post that’s related to my birthday I promise. So since I had celebrated with my friends and boyfriend (Yuye), my parents wanted a share of the festivity as well (at my expense of course…doh). I decided to go to Frenchy’s in Glen Waverley because I’ve been there many times before [...]