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In the Kitchen with Chef Donald Duong

By Ngoc Sii Award-winning chef Donald Duong has an Asian-European culinary fusion style that is captivating and unique. Combining freshness and delectability, each dish embodies his whole-hearted devotion. Tuna mango salad roll is one of his...

Connecting The Past To The Present

Story: Phan Thanh Nhat Minh Photos: Hue Former Citadel Center for Heritage Preservation An ancient form of Vietnamese court music is enjoying a revival. Founded and affiliated with the first independent sovereign dynasties of Vietnam, elegant...

In Pursuit Of Perfect Eyebrows

By: Pauline Ho If eyes are the windows to your soul, eyebrows are the window dressing.  Eyebrows hold a high face value since they are an important part of emotional expression and facial recognition. Growing up...

In the Kitchen with Chef Donald Duong

By Ngoc Sii In a cooking session with Chef Donald Duong, I was fortunate to witness the making of salmon tataki with mango salsa, a signature, award-winning dish. Chef Don uses local, seasonal ingredients, combined with...
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Perfect Beer-Food Pairings

By: Donald Duong Donald Duong is a renowned pastry chef and owner of Dessert Trends Bakery in downtown Toronto. His cakes have been served to several world leaders, including HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John...

A Sizzling Hot Celebration

By Lisa Gaspar The steel pan makes a beat, people in the crowd jump to the music, and multi-colour costumes are all over the streets in a parade theme. Vibes reminiscent of the tropics are...

Heaven on Earth

By Tra My  Son Doong is the world’s largest cave in Vietnam’s Quang Binh Province. It was discovered in 1991 by Ho Khanh, a local inhabitant, when he was seeking shelter from the rain. Not...

Fashion Passport

Blogger: Lina Dinh of Love Between the Racks Website: www.lovebetweentheracks.com Instagram: @lovebtntheracks Photography by: Brian Ngo   Social media jet setter Lina Dinh (Love Between the Racks), uses travel destinations as her style muse.  Her biggest challenge is figuring...

Summer Road Trip Essentials

Katherine Ly and Lisa Gaspar This summer, the spontaneity and freedom of car travel beckons. Turn up the tunes, roll down the window and hit the blacktop for a fabulous road trip vacation. Here are...

Profile: David Tran

By: Christy Au-Yeung Almost no one in North America had heard of Sriracha (pronounced “see-RAH- cha”) a decade ago, but today the red-hot chili sauce is spreading all over the world. Easily recognizable by the...