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.


Mamak, Melbourne CBD

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 14, 2012

Mamak is one of the most popular restaurants in Sydney and although we walked past the Chinatown store on many occasions during my recent Sydney visit, the huge queue snaking out the door put us all off. My friend told me that his relative once lined up for 2 hours before they opened for dinner [...]


Pappa Rich (QV), Melbourne – another Malaysian hawker restaurant

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on September 15, 2012

The Malaysian eateries craze has taken Melbourne by storm. Restaurants and cafes are opening up everywhere and in hoards, one of which is Pappa Rich which has opened in QV, Chadstone and Doncaster. This is another moment where I have to admit that I’m not a good foodie. As I don’t go to the city [...]


Uni Square Cafe, Carlton

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 22, 2012

Every now and then I would reminisce about university days, I did spend a good 6 years of my life there after all. Yuye had been craving for ‘sar hor fun’ for quite some time and specifically the ones at Uni Square Cafe right next to the law building at the University of Melbourne. As [...]


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 [...]


Straits of Malacca, Glen Waverley

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on May 31, 2012

Glen Waverley is really turning into a hub for good food and good fun. Everyone – foodies and non-foodies alike – are flocking here to eat, have fun and buy houses. This of course is driving up property prices, making it near impossible for people like myself to afford a place, and making parking even [...]


Lim’s Nyonya Hut, Glen Waverley

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 9, 2011

The appreciation of food comes from our innate love for it which is nurtured and honed by the society and culture that we grew up in. Most of Yuye’s friends are Malaysian and I find that every single Malaysian I know are crazy about food. They all somehow fit into the word ‘foodie’ in one [...]


Mabrown, Balwyn

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on January 17, 2011

Mabrown is a Malaysian/Chinese/Thai restaurant near the corner of Belmore Rd and Balwyn Rd in Balwyn. My friend Winwin suggested to dine at this restaurant for our ‘double date’ and although it was a fantastic get together and the quail was irresistible, the service was just terrible. I don’t usually expect anything from Chinese restaurants [...]


Laksa King, Flemington

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on September 30, 2010

It’s been years since I last went to the Melbourne Show, in fact, I believe I’ve only ever been twice. Since I just got my 550D about two weeks ago, I decided to try it out at a slightly more crowded place to hone my photo-taking skills. Before embarking on my first photo adventure with [...]