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๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆBreakfast by Michael for Mark ๐Ÿ“–Cookbook available worldwide ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ“ Shanghai, China ไธญๅ›ฝไธŠๆตท ๐ŸŽ Bespoke tea online โฌ

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Monday: Hey yโ€™all weโ€™re back in Shanghai! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ I wanted to make my friend @nocrumbsleft Fiesta Breakfast but was so tired from flying back from NZ I didnโ€™t have time to get all of the ingredients, so this is my Siesta Breakfast ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคฃroasted sweet potato, with egg and that delicious zesty pepper ranch, minus the bacon but with some added bonito, sesame and lemongrass infused soy ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
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Always happy to be home, our cat Kebab missed us terribly and hasnโ€™t stopped meowing for attention, Iโ€™ve already knocked back about 3 pots of tea. Itโ€™s funny when you travel for a long time and forget your actual real life is on the other side of the world. Much more travel planned for the rest of 2019, already on the radar is (more) Hong Kong, Taiwan, London, Chicago and lots of exploring China too and more tea travels to Fujian!! #symmetrybreakfast
@symmetrybreakfast Michael Zee
@symmetrybreakfast
Monday: hey y’all we’re back in shanghai! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ i wanted to make my friend @nocrumbsleft fiesta breakfast but was so tired from flying back from nz i didn’t have time to get all of the ingredients, so this is my siesta breakfast ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคฃroasted sweet potato, with egg and that delicious zesty pepper ranch, minus the bacon but with some added bonito, sesame and lemongrass infused soy ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
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always happy to be home, our cat kebab missed us terribly and hasn’t stopped meowing for attention, i’ve already knocked back about 3 pots of tea. it’s funny when you travel for a long time and forget your actual real life is on the other side of the world. much more travel planned for the rest of 2019, already on the radar is (more) hong kong, taiwan, london, chicago and lots of exploring china too and more tea travels to fujian!! #symmetrybreakfast
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Friday: Our penultimate breakfast in Auckland ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ at โญ๏ธ@imacuisineโญ๏ธ bourekas filled with kashkaval, feta and ricotta, chopped salad, fudgey eggs, homemade pickles, labneh and fresh OJ. Very happy to have some vegetables after our 3 day wine tour of Waiheke Island ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ…
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Tomorrow evening we head back to Shanghai! With just over 24 hours left in Auckland, what should we do? ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟโœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ #symmetrybreakfast
@symmetrybreakfast Michael Zee
@symmetrybreakfast
Friday: our penultimate breakfast in auckland ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ at โญ๏ธ@imacuisineโญ๏ธ bourekas filled with kashkaval, feta and ricotta, chopped salad, fudgey eggs, homemade pickles, labneh and fresh oj. very happy to have some vegetables after our 3 day wine tour of waiheke island ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ…
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tomorrow evening we head back to shanghai! with just over 24 hours left in auckland, what should we do? ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟโœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ #symmetrybreakfast
8,949 92 4 days ago
Sunday: Come with your bestie at @bestie_cafe for their chorizo flatbread, fried egg, labneh, deep fried chilli and about a million different pickled and preserved cucumbers, radish, onion, carrots and mustard seed, spicy and absolutely delicious!! Finished with a carrot, ginger and turmeric juice and a latte. Such a beautiful setting for a cafe too @bestie_cafe
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Tomorrow we head to Waiheke Island for two nights ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ Never want this holiday to end ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ #symmetrybreakfast
@symmetrybreakfast Michael Zee
@symmetrybreakfast
Sunday: come with your bestie at @bestie_cafe for their chorizo flatbread, fried egg, labneh, deep fried chilli and about a million different pickled and preserved cucumbers, radish, onion, carrots and mustard seed, spicy and absolutely delicious!! finished with a carrot, ginger and turmeric juice and a latte. such a beautiful setting for a cafe too @bestie_cafe
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tomorrow we head to waiheke island for two nights ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ never want this holiday to end ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ #symmetrybreakfast
8,463 57 2 weeks ago
Thursday: Breakfast @hardysteatery in Nelson, South Island of New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Their house smoked salmon, pickled beetroot, watercress and horseradish creme fraiche on rye bread, with some buttery kimchi and avocado on the side ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ‘
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Itโ€™s our last day on the South Island, after a whole week of driving up the West Coast, Iโ€™ve had a lot of sausage rolls along the way, L&P and peanut slabs โค๏ธ Tonight we fly to Taranaki ๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹ #symmetrybreakfast
@symmetrybreakfast Michael Zee
@symmetrybreakfast
Thursday: breakfast @hardysteatery in nelson, south island of new zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ their house smoked salmon, pickled beetroot, watercress and horseradish creme fraiche on rye bread, with some buttery kimchi and avocado on the side ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ‘
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it’s our last day on the south island, after a whole week of driving up the west coast, i’ve had a lot of sausage rolls along the way, l&p and peanut slabs โค๏ธ tonight we fly to taranaki ๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹ #symmetrybreakfast
6,844 40 2 weeks ago
Friday: Goodmorning Auckland!! ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Starting off our holiday at @odettes_eatery and their herbed omelette served with kasundi, broccoli, halloumi and bacon, with a delicious green juice and a PERFECT flat white, what a wonderful place to be โค๏ธ
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Weโ€™re heading to Queenstown in a few hours to start our journey properly, weโ€™ll be driving up the west coast to Abel Tasman National Park and then coming back to Auckland in just over two weeks time! ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ #symmetrybreakfast #newzealand
@symmetrybreakfast Michael Zee
@symmetrybreakfast
Friday: goodmorning auckland!! ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ starting off our holiday at @odettes_eatery and their herbed omelette served with kasundi, broccoli, halloumi and bacon, with a delicious green juice and a perfect flat white, what a wonderful place to be โค๏ธ
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we’re heading to queenstown in a few hours to start our journey properly, we’ll be driving up the west coast to abel tasman national park and then coming back to auckland in just over two weeks time! ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ #symmetrybreakfast #newzealand
7,985 94 3 weeks ago
Wednesday: Piggy Buns ็Œช็Œช ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท filled with sweet red bean paste and served with fresh cherries. The fridge is empty, the flat is clean, I think itโ€™s time to go to New Zealand!! ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
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This Chinese New Year is not just any pig, but the GOLDEN PIG that comes every 60 years! Think of it as the ultra pig!! In many Asian cultures, pigs are seen as symbolising prosperity and wealth, the Chinese character for home ๅฎถ is a pig character ่ฑ• with a roof over its head ๐Ÿท๐Ÿก If you are born in this year then youโ€™re gonna be a rich baby ๐Ÿ˜‚ #symmetrybreakfast Have a wonderful Chinese New Year everyone! #xinniankuaile #ๆ–ฐๅนดๅฟซไน
@symmetrybreakfast Michael Zee
@symmetrybreakfast
Wednesday: piggy buns ็Œช็Œช ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท filled with sweet red bean paste and served with fresh cherries. the fridge is empty, the flat is clean, i think it’s time to go to new zealand!! ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
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this chinese new year is not just any pig, but the golden pig that comes every 60 years! think of it as the ultra pig!! in many asian cultures, pigs are seen as symbolising prosperity and wealth, the chinese character for home ๅฎถ is a pig character ่ฑ• with a roof over its head ๐Ÿท๐Ÿก if you are born in this year then you’re gonna be a rich baby ๐Ÿ˜‚ #symmetrybreakfast have a wonderful chinese new year everyone! #xinniankuaile #ๆ–ฐๅนดๅฟซไน
15,764 191 3 weeks ago
Tuesday: Biscuits (American ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธstyle) #yall and egg sandwiches with garlic sriracha and fresh cherry toms ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅฌโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŠ
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Iโ€™m trying to be economical about using up whatโ€™s in the fridge before we jet off tomorrow evening, weโ€™ll have the rest of the batch of biscuits for dinner with a vegetable stew from whatever is looking sad ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ #symmetrybreakfast
@symmetrybreakfast Michael Zee
@symmetrybreakfast
Tuesday: biscuits (american ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธstyle) #yall and egg sandwiches with garlic sriracha and fresh cherry toms ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅฌโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŠ
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i’m trying to be economical about using up what’s in the fridge before we jet off tomorrow evening, we’ll have the rest of the batch of biscuits for dinner with a vegetable stew from whatever is looking sad ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ #symmetrybreakfast
6,912 20 3 weeks ago
Monday: Sopes ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ a corncake with raised sides from Mexico that are then generously filled with an number of toppings. Iโ€™ve kept mine vegetarian today, with spicy beans, cheese, onion, tomato and avocado ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ‘ It would be quite fun to make these bite sized as party canapรฉs too, plus theyโ€™re naturally gluten free ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฟ
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A bit of a mad rush before we jet off to New Zealand later this week. Our South Island itinerary is almost done, starting in Queenstown weโ€™re doing Milford Sound, Fox Glacier, Hokitika, Westport and Abel Tasman National Park ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ, North Island planning TBC #symmetrybreakfast
@symmetrybreakfast Michael Zee
@symmetrybreakfast
Monday: sopes ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ a corncake with raised sides from mexico that are then generously filled with an number of toppings. i’ve kept mine vegetarian today, with spicy beans, cheese, onion, tomato and avocado ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ‘ it would be quite fun to make these bite sized as party canapés too, plus they’re naturally gluten free ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฟ
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a bit of a mad rush before we jet off to new zealand later this week. our south island itinerary is almost done, starting in queenstown we’re doing milford sound, fox glacier, hokitika, westport and abel tasman national park ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ, north island planning tbc #symmetrybreakfast
7,619 40 4 weeks ago
Saturday: Lamington Waffles, inspired by the iconic Australian ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ cake, topped with chocolate sauce, coconut and I used cherry jam with fresh cherries ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿ’ What a weekend treat!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ #australiaday
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Counting down the hours until we go to New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ for Chinese New Year! Other than Pineapple Lumps, is there any truly iconic Kiwi foods we should try? #symmetrybreakfast
@symmetrybreakfast Michael Zee
@symmetrybreakfast
Saturday: lamington waffles, inspired by the iconic australian ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ cake, topped with chocolate sauce, coconut and i used cherry jam with fresh cherries ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿ’ what a weekend treat!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ #australiaday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
counting down the hours until we go to new zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ for chinese new year! other than pineapple lumps, is there any truly iconic kiwi foods we should try? #symmetrybreakfast
8,217 61 4 weeks ago
Friday: ็ผ™ไบ‘็ƒง้ฅผ Jรฌn Yรบn Shฤo Bing,  Jinyun is a town in Zhejiang province, shao means baked, bing means anything vaguely circular but here means bread (but can also be biscuits, cookies, pancakes, round tea bricks) one is filled with beef, the other with dried vegetables. Youโ€™ll have seen them on my Stories a lot before, theyโ€™re made in a tandoor oven and theyโ€™re a common street snack across China. The resemblance to breads from India and the Middle East is proof that globalisation is older than you think and great minds think alike ๐Ÿ˜˜
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This coming May Iโ€™m overjoyed to be taking part in a major and truly groundbreaking exhibition at the V&A @vamuseum Food: Bigger Than The Plate, to quote the curators โ€œFood is one of the most powerful tools through which we shape the world we live in, from how we create society, culture and pleasure to how we determine our relationship with the natural world. In an era of major ecological challenges, fast-changing societies and technological re-invention, now is a crucial moment to ask not just what will we be eating
tomorrow, but what kind of food future do we want? What could it look like? And taste like? Today, a wide range of inspiring creative practitioners are addressing these expansive questions. Putting food at the heart of the museum, this exhibition is an exciting opportunity to bring together some of the best of this work to explore food as rich ground for citizenship, subversion and celebration.โ€ If you do want to go, there is a special discount code FOOD40 that will get you 40% off the ticket price. A special thanks to the exhibition sponsor @baxterstorey and Cockayne Grants for the Arts for making it a reality โค๏ธ #symmetrybreakfast #plateup
@symmetrybreakfast Michael Zee
@symmetrybreakfast
Friday: ็ผ™ไบ‘็ƒง้ฅผ jìn yún shฤo bing, jinyun is a town in zhejiang province, shao means baked, bing means anything vaguely circular but here means bread (but can also be biscuits, cookies, pancakes, round tea bricks) one is filled with beef, the other with dried vegetables. you’ll have seen them on my stories a lot before, they’re made in a tandoor oven and they’re a common street snack across china. the resemblance to breads from india and the middle east is proof that globalisation is older than you think and great minds think alike ๐Ÿ˜˜
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this coming may i’m overjoyed to be taking part in a major and truly groundbreaking exhibition at the v&a @vamuseum food: bigger than the plate, to quote the curators “food is one of the most powerful tools through which we shape the world we live in, from how we create society, culture and pleasure to how we determine our relationship with the natural world. in an era of major ecological challenges, fast-changing societies and technological re-invention, now is a crucial moment to ask not just what will we be eating
tomorrow, but what kind of food future do we want? what could it look like? and taste like? today, a wide range of inspiring creative practitioners are addressing these expansive questions. putting food at the heart of the museum, this exhibition is an exciting opportunity to bring together some of the best of this work to explore food as rich ground for citizenship, subversion and celebration.” if you do want to go, there is a special discount code food40 that will get you 40% off the ticket price. a special thanks to the exhibition sponsor @baxterstorey and cockayne grants for the arts for making it a reality โค๏ธ #symmetrybreakfast #plateup
8,084 47 4 weeks ago
Thursday: Jiaozi Omelette ๐ŸฅŸ๐ŸฅŸ๐ŸฅŸ homemade pork and cabbage dumplings ้ฅบๅญ with egg and garnished with spring onion, coriander, sesame and vinegar, a little flourish of something sweet ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“, itโ€™s an old fave of mine from @chinese_laundryroom and a perfect breakfast for Chinese New Year/Spring Festival #ๆ˜ฅ่Š‚ ๐Ÿงง๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†
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What are your favourite CNY dishes? ไฝ ๆœ€ๅ–œๆฌข็š„ๆ˜ฅ่Š‚้ฃŸ็‰ฉๆ˜ฏไป€ไนˆ๏ผŸPerhaps something fun or something traditional?? ๆœ‰่ถฃๆˆ–ไผ ็ปŸ็š„ไธœ่ฅฟ๏ผŸ#symmetrybreakfast
@symmetrybreakfast Michael Zee
@symmetrybreakfast
Thursday: jiaozi omelette ๐ŸฅŸ๐ŸฅŸ๐ŸฅŸ homemade pork and cabbage dumplings ้ฅบๅญ with egg and garnished with spring onion, coriander, sesame and vinegar, a little flourish of something sweet ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“, it’s an old fave of mine from @chinese_laundryroom and a perfect breakfast for chinese new year/spring festival #ๆ˜ฅ่Š‚ ๐Ÿงง๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†
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what are your favourite cny dishes? ไฝ ๆœ€ๅ–œๆฌข็š„ๆ˜ฅ่Š‚้ฃŸ็‰ฉๆ˜ฏไป€ไนˆ๏ผŸperhaps something fun or something traditional?? ๆœ‰่ถฃๆˆ–ไผ ็ปŸ็š„ไธœ่ฅฟ๏ผŸ#symmetrybreakfast
8,450 73 4 weeks ago
Tuesday: Porridge Brรปlรฉe, who doesnโ€™t love a bit of blowtorch action on a Tuesday morning? ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ A simple oatmeal with a fancy finish ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ with fresh raspberries and strawberries
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You could do this under a very hot grill if you donโ€™t have a blowtorch, but itโ€™s a lot of fun to pimp up a very regular breakfast ๐Ÿ˜˜ #symmetrybreakfast
@symmetrybreakfast Michael Zee
@symmetrybreakfast
Tuesday: porridge brûlée, who doesn’t love a bit of blowtorch action on a tuesday morning? ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ a simple oatmeal with a fancy finish ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธ with fresh raspberries and strawberries
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you could do this under a very hot grill if you don’t have a blowtorch, but it’s a lot of fun to p**p up a very regular breakfast ๐Ÿ˜˜ #symmetrybreakfast
8,057 55 4 weeks ago