Movida Bar de Tapas, Melbourne CBD

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on May 20, 2013

Melbourne’s a fascinating place. It’s full of arts and culture around every corner. Melbourne’s graffiti filled lane ways is world renowned and one of the most celebrated of them all is Hosier Lane in the CBD. It houses some of the most colourful and well executed urban art you will find around and is also [...]


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 [...]


Wabi Sabi Garden, St Kilda

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 29, 2012

The Japanese culture heavily embraces Buddhism and thus Buddhist teachings. One of the concepts that was derived from its teachings is the acceptance of all things ‘imperfect, impertinent and incomplete’, also known as ‘wabi sabi‘ in Japanese. Wabi sabi is an aesthetic that considers imperfect things beautiful, such as an unfinished, rough or unsymmetrical object, [...]


The Black Toro, Glen Waverley

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 19, 2012

Can you believe that there’s another new(ish) addition to the already jam packed Kingsway dining scene in Glen Waverley Called The Black Toro? At least this time, it’s a type of cuisine that’s completely different to what we’re used to – Mexican/Spanish tapas.


Borsch Vodka and Tears, Prahran

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 9, 2012

When the weather is cold, what can be better than chowing down a big hearty plate of Russian inspired goulash or a glass of top notch imported vodka cocktail? The answer is when they go together! On a cold Melbourne evening not so long ago (just last week) that is becoming ever so familiar, Yuye [...]


Nataraj Cafe, Camberwell

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 27, 2012

I did 2 things differently last night that I normally wouldn’t have done when I visit a restaurant. Number 1, I didn’t read Urbanspoon reviews and comments. Number 2 (which is probably the more important one) I didn’t even read the name of the restaurant until I finished eating! The first I wouldn’t call a [...]


Little Creatures Dining Hall, Fitzroy

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 14, 2012

Like I mentioned in my last post, after visiting Huxtaburger we headed straight to LIttle Creatures Dining Hall and for me and Yuye, it was basically a second lunch. Little Creatures made me ponder about life. The restaurant is literally a huge warehouse. It’s the biggest cafe I’ve been to and might be the biggest [...]


Mamasita, Collins St Melbourne

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on May 24, 2012

I’ve been thinking a lot about the whole ‘foodie’ concept lately, and I must admit, I’m really not a very good one. The portfolio of restaurants that I’ve been to can’t even compare to some of my ‘non-foodie’ friends and when people ask me whether I’ve been to so-and-so, my answer is usually “no, I’ve [...]


Maedaya, Richmond – a Japanese Izakaya

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 10, 2011

Before I went to Japan at the beginning of this year I was for the most part an izakaya newbie. Basically I hadn’t really had much experience in drinking beer/sake and enjoying skewers and other nibbles at Japanese styled sake bars. Yuye and I went to a few while we were there and totally loved [...]


L’Olivo, East Malvern

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 6, 2011

Are you a person who likes to order everything on the menu? I know I do and I do it all the time. At the conclusion of every meal when I order too much, I tell Yuye to stop me next time so I don’t make the same mistake again. But you know what? It’s [...]