Friendship Kitchen – Petit été

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Drawing elements from the French colonial days in Vietnam, the restaurant exhibits a quality of delicacy and uniqueness. One would never guess that the background of the owner of this quaint restaurant was not always in the culinary arts, but originally in the finance industry.

Friendship Kitchen – Hanoi Celebrity Chef

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If one were to flip open one of his cookbooks, you might spot Chef Nguyen dashing through mountains or racing by the Vietnamese coast. You’ll see him grinning brightly as he gathers the freshest and finest ingredients directly from farmers and fishermen.

Friendship Kitchen

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Food makes you happy! Sharing enriches your life! When people gather together in the kitchen, they share the experience of preparing food, tasting samples, and engaging in conversations with new friends. Through cooking, people, cultures, and countries can grow closer to one another, exchanging their stories and histories, and communicating with smiles and laughter!

Taiwan Stage

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In the shadows of the temples, the stage reveals limitless colours, and bold designs. Under the radiance of the lights, dancers dance passionately and energetically. In the audiences, men, women, and children gather with smiles – this is one of Taiwan’s most unique sights.

Taiwan Street Arts

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Growing up surrounded by Taiwanese culture, he draws upon the common sights of Taiwanese daily life in his art and designs, from TV advertisements to flyers to graffiti. The special touch that Milkfish Man adds showcases something within Taiwan’s distinct cultural character.

Celebrate Women Concert

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Alongside caring and cherishing their families, they are not afraid to stand up for their rights, or to fight for their loved ones. In days past, as families left their homelands for a new home named Canada, women were the backbone, the ones keeping families together.

Island Scream

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When on stage, the band and their three members are radiant, passionate, and energetic, with their combination of rock and traditional Chinese percussion. You’ll notice their blend of Mandarin and Taiwanese lyrics, which awaken one’s cultural roots and memories of their homeland, passed down through the generations.