Category: Restaurants and Shops

A bit of fun! 0

A bit of fun!

16 July 2010 Day 9 – Vientiane I went to Makphet this morning to meet up with Madame Vone our head cooking teacher, and Mr Sene our restaurant manager, to go through our notebooks...

Heading South 0

Heading South

15 July 2010 Day 8 – Vang Veng to Vientiane Most of us did not have a good night sleep last night and all we wanted to do was to leave the guesthouse, have...

A noisy night. 0

A noisy night.

July 14th 2010 Day 7 – Xieng Khuang to Vang Vieng Right on time at 6 am, our former students Seng and his wife Houa met us at our guesthouse and we decided to...

Magical Mushrooms 0

Magical Mushrooms

13 July 2010 Day 6 – Phonsavan Xieng Khuang’s capital Phonsavan is a very sleepy town but the people here are so very friendly I still cannot believe it. I have never encountered so...

Catching up with old Friends. 0

Catching up with old Friends.

12 July  2010 Day 5 – Luang Prabang to Xieng Kuang First thing this morning we went to the Kao Soi noodle place to have breakfast and to take some more pictures to go...

More chili please! 0

More chili please!

11 July 2010 Day 4 – Luang Prabang Ghislain started the day earlier and got up at 5:30 am to take some more photos of Luang Prabang town. The morning light is great for...

Tails in the stew 0

Tails in the stew

10 July 2010 Day 3 – Villages just outside of Luang Prabang This morning we were meeting three different ethnic villages to cook with them and get their special recipes. The villages are about...

Some of us are blessed… 0

Some of us are blessed…

9 July 2010 Day 2 – Luang Prabang We started the day at 5am by going to see the monks giving alms. It is very picturesque with the beautiful morning light and it was...

Geting used to early morning starts! 0

Geting used to early morning starts!

8 July 2010 Day 1 – Vientiane to Luang Prabang We were supposed to leave Vientiane at 7:30am but the driver, our guiding star Ket and our cooking teacher Madame Vone arrived 45 minutes...

Making Friends (cookbook) in Laos 0

Making Friends (cookbook) in Laos

Ever since we started our project in Laos and knew there was going to be a restaurant, we knew we just had to make a Lao cookbook too. Our other two cookbooks, The Best...

Cambodia Today – they are ‘Friends’

Cambodia Today – they are ‘Friends’

Friends the Restaurant in Phnom Penh is  hosting a great new exhibition by photographer Malik Boltener, a mosaic made up of over 250 of portraits of students and staff at Friends. The series in...

It’s pARTy time at Romdeng

It’s pARTy time at Romdeng

Friends-International will be celebrating its 15 year anniversary with a special exhibition of children’s art and a cocktail party at Romdeng in Phnom Penh. The exhibition will feature a selection of wonderful artworks by...

Makphet – one of Asia’s best restaurants

Makphet – one of Asia’s best restaurants

Friends-International’s training restaurant in Vientiane, Laos has been recognised by the 2009-2010 Miele Guide as one of Asia’s best restaurants. Makphet is run by former street youth and their teachers and specialises in modern...

Friends@240’s stylish reopening

Friends@240’s stylish reopening

Friends@240 is a creative and interactive fashion studio for hip clothing and accessories, ready-to-wear and made to measure, made by former street youth in training. The shop recently reopened with a special opening party...