Taste of Melbourne 2013, preview at Longrain

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 13, 2013

Time has just gone by so fast this year and it’s already time for the 2013 Taste of Melbourne! In fact, it runs from 14 – 17 November 2013 (which starts tomorrow!). Like last year, this year’s ToM will be held at Albert Park. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to attend a [...]


Lemon Leaf Thai Restaurant, Wantirna South (Knox Ozone)

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on October 31, 2012

I really love going to Knox City Shopping Centre, as I’ve found the best green grocer right in the middle of the mall. It’s not where you’d expect to find such an amazing green grocer that’s for sure. Every time I go, I’m amazed at just how cheap and fresh the produce are and most [...]


Tidlom Thai Antique Restaurant is not your usual western influenced Thai fare. What we’ve been eating and calling delicious at Thai restaurants around Melbourne were often adapted to meet western tastes and toned down in terms of spiciness and the ‘unusual’ ingredients that might have been present if served in a Thai household. I don’t [...]


Chin Chin, Melbourne CBD

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 15, 2012

I’ve been wanting to go to Chin Chin for the longest time, even though I have heard mixed reviews from people. For those of you who live in Melbourne and dine out, you’re probably aware of this super popular Asian restaurant on Flinders Lane, close to other big name eateries such as Cumulus Inc, Yu-U [...]


Reuan Thai, Mount Waverley

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on June 2, 2012

My 2011 Entertainment Book has finally expired. I’m not sure if I was going to buy the new 2012 edition, although it’s true I always do get my moneys worth out of the book. I find that the book offers some great value meals at reasonable establishments and is probably a better bet than buying [...]


Ghin Khao Thai Restaurant, Melbourne

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on January 11, 2012

It’s a strange occurrence and quite frightening to think that I’ve had 2 near death situations in my lifetime although both of which were unknown to me until after. The first time was when I was around 10 in a city in Northern China. A close family friend was kidnapped and held for ransom, I [...]


Nytiate Bangkok Cafe & Restaurant, Elsternwick

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 22, 2011

The last time I used a discount coupon was at a Thai restaurant called Nytiate Bangkok Cafe & Restaurant in Elsternwick a few weeks ago for lunch. The reason I purchased the coupon was because of its reasonably good review on Urbanspoon, having over 80% ‘like it’ votes is not something that’s so easily achievable. [...]


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 [...]


Chiangmai Thai, Surfers Paradise

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 28, 2010

The last dinner in the Gold Coast during my May 2010 trip was spent at Chiangmai Thai. After many a day of research, I decided on this restaurant because it was rated as #1 in Surfers Paradise on both Urbanspoon and Tripadvisor. One of three establishments in the Gold Coast, it has won many awards [...]