Li’s work and research focus on the tension between bringing out the absurdity of certain stereotypes and fostering a reappraisal of the beauty and heritage of the Chinese-Indonesian restaurant. Since 2014, Li has visited 900 Chinese restaurants across the Netherlands in an endeavour to build an archive. During these visits, he has collected menus, pieces of tableware, and written memories of his encounters. He has also taken photographs of over 190 unique Chinese-Indonesian dishes: these photographs have been developed into a 1000-piece puzzle series, a lightbox, and more. The artist finds beauty in the Chinese-Indonesian restaurant, but also a way to understand his Chinese roots and family history. Many of his family members, including his biological parents, have worked in restaurants as a way to survive and integrate into Dutch society.