Foodie Files

Asian Eatscapades (IV)

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. In this post, I’ll be sharing new Asian restaurants I’ve dined at in the central valley!

Poke House

After work one day, I was craving for some ramen – really bad. I remember when I visited the Philippines, that I actually enjoyed some ramen at the airport, which I think was the last time I had ramen. Naturally, I looked up on Yelp and by chance, stumbled upon Poke House. They focus mostly on serving poke but served ramen as well! According to the reviews, their ramen “was the best in the valley” – I mean, I live in a pre-dominantly Hispanic/White town so Asian food is a hit or miss. Anyways, Chris and I both ordered the tonkatsu ramen and we received a free roll of their California roll! The ramen was really good – I got the pork belly with it and the meat was soooo soft. ★★★☆☆

Huang Lan

Last weekend, my family came into town for a quick trip before my brothers start school again. We drove out to Fresno where we got massages, stopped by the Apple store and of course, eat! My dad was craving Vietnamese beef stew so we found Huang Lan which was right down the street from where we were. On the outside, the restaurant looked really run down but the interior was very clean and spacious. Whenever I eat Vietnamese food, I always get the beef pho, regardless of the weather (I mean, it could be 100 degrees out and I probably will still order pho). We also ordered a side of their spring rolls, which was quite different than what I’m used to. Overall, really good restaurant with decent price/portion ratio, and my dad’s already planning on dining here again when they come back up for my wedding! ★★★★☆

Until the next adventure! Is it a hike or is it more good food? Tune in to find out!


  • Angie
    October 19, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Take us here please and thank you. Also I know of a delicious ramen place in vancouver, creamiest broth ever! Will for sure take you there when you visit 😉

  • Nancy
    October 19, 2019 at 7:15 PM

    Love that there are some Asian foods out in the area! Glad that the ramen was good considering how it is a rare find out there. I like how rich the broth looks. Oooooh, you can never go wrong with pho, especially when you get a good food coma after, hehe. Glad your dad enjoyed the pho a lot! Now you’re making me crave for some Pho! Thanks for sharing some of these delicious eats!

    Nancy ♥

  • Lisa
    October 21, 2019 at 1:33 PM

    Eena, I would NEVER judge you, I adore Asian food too! Any excuse to visit a Thai restaurant or Wagamamas. I’m more than happy to drool over your food pics, everything looks utterly delicious, and that pork belly sounds amazing 🙂 x

    Lisa |

  • rasya
    October 21, 2019 at 10:34 PM

    All the food looks so yummy!

  • Nancy Chan
    October 22, 2019 at 2:11 AM

    I love beef pho. Yumz!

  • cate
    October 22, 2019 at 7:14 AM

    it looks so yummy!! I visited Brussels last month and on my first night I ate something very similar (can’t remember the name) but it was delicious!

    Cate // 35mminstyle

  • Britt
    October 22, 2019 at 8:10 AM

    These both sound like great options. I wish there was a good ramen place around us here. I randomly have cravings but I haven’t found anything close enough for a spur of the moment quick lunch trip (yet)

  • Deborah Kos
    October 22, 2019 at 11:27 AM

    I have never tried Asian food. I do like ramen noodles. This is something I am going to have to try eating along with trying pork belly.

  • Sophie Wentworth
    October 22, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    These photos are incredible!! The food at Huang Lan looks amazing. And no one is judging your choice, Asian food is delicious! I love that you’ve included star ratings too, that’s super helpful x


  • Soph
    October 23, 2019 at 3:50 AM

    I might have to eat my lunch early after reading this and seeing the photos- I’m dribbling! I love Asian food too and completely see why its one of your comfort foods- yum!
    Soph – x

  • Hayley
    October 23, 2019 at 9:13 AM

    Currently so hungry! This isn’t helping haha! Everything looks so delicious. I only just visited ‘Wagamama’ in the last year or so and fell in love with Katsu Curry! Was so good! I definitely need to explore other dishes they offer.

    Hayley || hayleyxmartin

  • SundayDahlias
    October 24, 2019 at 8:44 AM

    This reminded me that I wanted japanese ramen haha!

  • Geraldine
    October 24, 2019 at 3:57 PM

    Oh my God the ramen looks amazing. I haven’t had a proper ramen in forever so this is making me super jealous. I’ve only had viet food twice but don’t think I’ve had beef pho? WIll have to look for that next time I go though. Thanks for sharing these delicious food!!! xx

    Geraldine |

  • Julie
    October 24, 2019 at 10:29 PM

    I love pho too! There was a great Vietnamese restaurant by where I used to live in Portland and my friend and I would go there all the time–and always order pho, regardless of the season! It’s really fun to eat with the little tray of ingredients alongside the soup.
    When I lived in Seattle a lot of places served pho with bubble tea, but I couldn’t find that combination in Portland.

  • Kara
    November 5, 2019 at 6:28 PM

    Both of these places sound delicious! There’s nothing better than finding good food near where you live. This is making me want to go get Vietnamese food!

    x Kara |


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