Today we are going to interview Lila Asnani from SeAsia Eats. Lila blogs about the best Asian restaurants in Las Vegas and beyond. Lila is from Malaysia but now resides in the US. In addition to being a wife, mother, and food blogger, she is also an extensive traveler. Lila has traveled to 66 countries and lived on three continents! How cool is that? Let’s get into our interview with new IBA blogger, Lila Asnani.
What do you blog about at SeAsia Eats?
I review Asian restaurants in my hometown of Las Vegas, nationally, and internationally when I travel. I create easy and fast Asian recipes for the American kitchen and I review cooking classes and tours, locally and abroad.
How long have you been blogging? What motivated you to start?
For a year on SeAsia Eats, my current blog. My love of food and cooking, and my frequent travel locally and abroad, motivated me to start blogging. I try to educate and spread the rich diversity of Asian cuisine through my writing.
What is your favorite part of blogging?
The freedom to write my thoughts and share my research, passion and humor.
What is the hardest part of blogging for you?
Being disciplined to write regularly.
Who is your favorite blogger and why?
I don’t have one! I need to do more research and find some inspiration which is one of the reasons I joined IBA.
What do you do for fun when you aren’t blogging?
I train for half marathons and travel extensively.
Tell us one fun fact about yourself.
My alter ego is Wonder Woman. I get to be her at the USMNT soccer games. My husband and I dress up and attend as many national and international USMNT soccer games as possible.
What did you do before blogging? What skills do you have?
My undergraduate training is in Biochemistry and Biophysics and my graduate training is in Public Administration. After graduate school I worked in medical genetics research for 3 years and then 2 years for non-profit organizations. I took a hiatus from my professional career for 18 years and was a SAHM to my 2 daughters. I started blogging in 2013.
Have you been published anywhere besides SeAsia Eats, either online or in-print?
I started working as a freelance writer for Foodable Web TV Network in 2015.
What do you hope to achieve with SeAsia Eats and your online presence?
I would like to educate and entertain Americans about the finer nuances of Asian culture and cuisine through my blog. I have always dreamed of writing and would like to further my experience and scope as a writer personally and professionally.
Thank you Lila for being a part of the IBA and giving us some insight into your blog and life! Readers take a look at Lila’s blog below. It’s pretty snazzy, if I do say so myself! Signing off, Tina