Foodie Files

Asian Eatscapades (II)

Did someone say Asian food?! A few weeks ago, Chris and I drove down to San Gabriel, CA to meet up with family. This weekend consisted of spending the night at the Sheraton Hotel, playing some badminton and eating food – lots of good food. After browsing through my photos and realizing that I only had pictures of my meals (if I never took a photo, did I even eat it?), I decided to serve you up another edition of – Asian Eatscapades, San Gabriel-style!

Asian Eatscapades is a spin-off series of the blog’s Foodie Files. Asian food is my comfort food (people designate ice cream as their comfort food, I chose Asian food, don’t judge), hence it receiving its own name and fame.

Gen Korean BBQ

Gen Korean BBQ has several locations, mostly in Los Angeles. After a game of basketball in the park, the group moved on to this location to feast. I’ve been to this restaurant twice and I always live by the following meats – bulgogi, brisket and spicy pork belly. If you’re going to have Korean BBQ, those better be the meats you order from your server.

After eating, we discovered that the restaurant also sold some ice cream sandwiches and we decided to try some out! I got mine in green tea because green tea ice cream is the best.

Azabu Sabo

Right after eating at Gen Korean BBQ, we headed straight to Los Angeles Badminton Club for some badminton. We stayed there for a good two and a half hours before calling it quits. Upon retreating back to the hotel and after resting, my dad suggested going for some noodles at around 9PM. We looked for open restaurants around the area and we initially came across Jazz Cat Restaurant. Unfortunately, their servers were down so we were told that service would be slower than usual.

We opted out and walked around the street for a bit. We came across Azabu Sabo and since they weren’t closing until midnight, we decided to eat here. Azabu Sabo is a lot like YAYOI, where you order through an iPad and they offered some bento meals. I got the pork cutlet and some shrimp tempura. Happy tummy = happy me.

Sheraton Hotel

Nope, not a food place but I just wanted to show this hotel some appreciation. Tucked away in the busy streets of San Gabriel, CA is this really nice hotel. Their lobby had robots that could give you directions AND even take your luggage up to your room for you! And they had a Club Lounge on the sixth floor that served a private breakfast for hotel guests – their jam and hot sauce came in the cutest little on-the-go packaging (and yes, I grabbed a few to take home).

And that concludes this edition of Asian Eatscapades. Feeling like grabbing some Asian food right now? Then I’ve done my job! Until the next entry!


  • Nancy
    June 24, 2018 at 1:19 PM

    EENA!! You two are bougie for staying at the Sheraton Hotel. The one in SG looks really nice. Funny thing is that I saw two Ferraris a couple of blocks away when I visited Jazz Cat the other day LOL.

    GEN KBBQ IS LIFE! They have so many delicious options and you are LIVING when you eat KBBQ. I’ve always seen the macarons near the entrance but never ate it before. I should try it out.

    It’s a bummer that Jazz Cat was slower. You could’ve been living through their spicy seafood essence ;~;. Azabu is a nice alternative. The Sheraton Hotel looks so fancy on the inside. Glad you enjoyed your time down here! Come back soon~

    Nancy ♥

  • Bexa
    June 25, 2018 at 9:34 AM

    This post has made me so hungry Eena! I love Asian food too! I need to try some green tea ice cream, that sounds delicious! It looks like you had a tasty feast at Azabu Sabo, I’m really craving some noodles now! Thanks for sharing <3 xx

    Bexa |

  • Lisa McLachlan
    June 25, 2018 at 2:09 PM

    I adore shrimp and prawn so the tempura would have made me very happy too! Not sure about ice cream sandwiches, although that looks more like a macaroon? But I’m loving the sound of robots in the Sheraton. Why isn’t this a thing in all hotels around the world, please? Great post, as always! x

    Lisa |

  • Kate
    June 26, 2018 at 6:26 AM

    This looks so tasty and making me crave some Korean BBQ food now! How cool that you could order through an IPAD?

    Kate xx

  • Angie
    June 26, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    COUSIN i’ve been to Gen i love the mega macaron ice cream bars!!!!

  • Amelia
    June 27, 2018 at 1:34 PM

    Omg I love Asian food of any kind and I’m so hungry now. This post is fantastic. Off to Malaysia and Singapore next week and I think I’m going to have to be lifted onto the plane on the way how, I’ll eat so much 😂

  • Holly
    June 27, 2018 at 11:02 PM

    My husband raves about Korean BBQ, but he’s waiting to take me to Seoul so I can get the authentic experience. You’ve made me so hungry just from reading this post. XOXO.

  • Kathrine Eldridge
    June 29, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    This post is making me hungry! Love the food you had and that is such a nice hotel. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sophie Wentworth
    June 29, 2018 at 4:31 PM

    The hotel looks amazing! I’ve never heard of green tea ice cream before but I’m really intrigued! I’m sure it’s got an interesting taste. I love your foodie posts x


  • Helena Primeira
    June 29, 2018 at 5:26 PM

    Nice post.
    You look good. I like Asian food immensely 🙂

    Helena Primeira
    Helena Primeira Youtube
    Primeira Panos

  • Christine Kong
    June 29, 2018 at 10:54 PM

    I love Gen Korean BBQ. I’ve actually been to that one too and it looks so clubby in there it’s kinda funny. I haven’t tried the Japanese place but I love Japanese food! That Sheraton looks so hip! Love the lights and marble. What a fun trip! xoxo, Christine

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    June 30, 2018 at 2:56 AM

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  • Kassy
    June 30, 2018 at 5:23 AM

    It sounds like you had a great time and it’s the perfect way to bond further with your favourite food. I have to say that the packaging and the desert look so beautiful. Almost too pretty to eat! 😀 The Sheraton looks so nice!

  • Sophie
    June 30, 2018 at 5:54 AM

    Oooh all of this looks and sounds so good and has my mouth watering! Sounds like you had a great time! I used to love badminton but haven’t played in such a long time, I’ll have to get back into it!
    Sophie – x

  • Alys
    June 30, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    Wow what an amazing range of food! I used to sell green tea ice cream at the place I worked last summer and it got mixed reactions from people haha xx

  • April Nunez
    June 30, 2018 at 11:36 PM

    OMG!!! Those food looks so yummeh! I waaaaant.

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  • Babita
    July 1, 2018 at 12:31 AM

    So delicious 😋

    Xo Babita

  • Simone
    July 1, 2018 at 12:37 AM

    I love to eat Asian food, so yum. That food looks all very delicious, got to visit that restaurant when I’m in San Gabriel!

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  • Britney
    July 1, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    The food looks delicious, and wow… that hotel! It looks beautiful. I’m in love with those lights on the ceiling!!!

  • Susie | Mile High Dreamers
    July 2, 2018 at 8:33 AM

    Oh my gosh, is that green tea ice cream sandwiched between two macarons?! Because if so… I NEED THAT NOW. All of this food looks so ridiculously yummy. I’m totally guilty of taking way too many food pics. I mean, I want to remember the deliciousness for FOREVER! I’ve never gotten a bento meal but I think Boulder needs to get on board with that because it looks so cute and you get so much. Yes please!

    Susie |

  • Anouk
    July 2, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    I love prawn tempura. So yummy!


  • Grace Louise
    July 2, 2018 at 12:06 PM

    All of this food looks amazing – I’m hungry just looking at it! Lovely post Hun 🙂

    Grace Louise ||

  • Katherine
    July 2, 2018 at 1:54 PM

    I’m drooling!! This looks amazing and delicious!

    Katherine |

  • Heather Rowland
    July 3, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    Woah this food all looks incredible and I love the range of dishes that you tried too – thanks for sharing!

    Heather xoxo


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