Lei Zhang

My name is Lei. I grew up in China and have been living in New Zealand for almost two decades. During the day time, I work in an IT job. My passion for food and photograph has led me to this space where I can share my recipes and express my artistic side.

I am striving to find the best matched ingredients to create the simple and tasty dishes. I summarize the recipes to as simple as possible and leave the room for your creativity.

Thanks for stopping by, grab your aprons, get cooking, enjoy the food and life!

Mouth-Watering Braised Tofu

Does it seem rare that you would describe tofu as mouth-watering? Make this recipe and you will understand why we are in love with this method that imparts so much flavor into the neutral food.

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Japanese Fried Oysters

This fried oysters with eggs is a well known local dish. The ocean-fresh succulent oysters are cooked in a light sweet potato coating and complimented by the fresh corianders and eggs.

Savory Eggplant and Anchovies

Layering flavor is the key to this eggplant recipe. The combination of earthy eggplant, salted anchovies, caramelized onions, garlicky chives and crispy fried shallots is enriching and complementary tastes beyond just the basic ingredients.

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Mango Yogurt Shake

As the weather gets colder, the southern hemisphere is just starting to warm up! This mango yogurt shake is one of the drinks the people in New Zealand are sipping to stay cool.

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Braised Soy Sauce Pork Belly

Braised soy sauce pork belly is a favorite in many Chinese kitchens and is about to become a staple in yours too. Let the warm, caramelized, comforting flavors and spices envelop you on a fall day.

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