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The bees have been released!

It was 11 months and 6 days ago when our cookbook team began working on the new Lao cookbook – ‘from Honeybees to Pepperwood’. Tonight (June 2nd) all of that hard work came to...

10 years of Friends the Restaurant

10 years of Friends the Restaurant

It was 10 years ago, on February 23 2001 to be exact, that ‘Friends the Restaurant’ first opened its doors to a hungry and expectant public. Over those ten years it has more than...

New collection at friends@240

New collection at friends@240

friends@240 proudly presents its new clothing and accessories line! New cuts and prints in store for you –  now! In typical funky ‘Friends’ style, fashion meets recycling, transforming into a range of unique products....

Countdown in Laos 0

Countdown in Laos

Our last week in Laos was extremely busy as we still had to complete the other half of the dishes. Thanks to the support of our amazing team, we finished all of the dishes...

An unusual competition… 2

An unusual competition…

Last Saturday, The Makphet team was invited to take part in a local competition to create dishes made with insects. The event took place in Vientiane and many restaurants competed. Madame Vone and the...

Back to Laos on Monday 0

Back to Laos on Monday

Ghislain and have been back in Cambodia for three weeks which seem to have flown by, leaving us with less time than we’d have liked to work on the cookbook. There has so much...

A spicy Hmong feast 0

A spicy Hmong feast

24 July 2010 Day 17 – Village at Km 52 Today we visited Cheng’s and Yearh’s village about 50 km outside of Vientiane capital, where they were going to cook traditional Hmong dishes for...

Back in the kitchen 0

Back in the kitchen

23 July 2010 Day 16 – Vientiane I went to Makphet this morning to meet up with our cooking teacher Madame Vone, to go through all the dishes and recipes we have collected during...

Last day of traveling. For now. 0

Last day of traveling. For now.

22 July 2010 Day 15 – Khammuan province to Vientiane We started our day at 5:30 am. It was still raining, but that didn’t take anything away from the beauty and peace of the...

A sensory workout 0

A sensory workout

21 July 2010 Day 14 – Savannakhet to Khammuan province Today is a big day for us. This we’ll be meeting a lady the makes a very famous fish Kao Peak. Then we’ll go...

A close encounter with an angry buffalo 0

A close encounter with an angry buffalo

20 July 2010 Day 13 – Pakse to Savannakhet The day started with another good breakfast so I knew it was going to be another good day. We decided before moving on to Savannakhet...

A coffee hangover? 0

A coffee hangover?

19 July 2010 Day 12 – Pakse to Phakson district We left early this morning to drive to the Bolaven plateau to see the coffee plantations and to visit the Laven ethnic people, who...

Not that kind of game 0

Not that kind of game

18 July 2010 Day 11 – Pakse We finally had a good night’s sleep and a very nice breakfast, so we were ready for a full day of discovery and adventure. Ket had organized...

On the road again. 1

On the road again.

17 July 2010 Day 10 – Vientiane to Pakse Last night we had some drinks with the Peuan Mit team and some very interesting snacks such as chicken knuckles or tendons, fried eel, beef...