Fergus Fung Se-goun is the executive director of Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong Group and a district councillor for the city’s Southern district. He was a co-founder of the WOM (Word of Mouth) food guide. My parents have always been quite conservative in what they ate. I started discovering food when I was in the UK at boarding school, mainly because the food at school was so bad. Later I worked in Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York and got a feel for different cuisines. In those cities, I used to use the Zagat guide and I realised there wasn’t anything like it in Hong Kong. We actually wrote to Zagat to ask if they were coming here and they said no, so we started our own WOM guide. I go a lot to Neighborhood (61-63 Hollywood Road, Central, tel: 2617 0891). It’s like comfort food there. In addition to the regular dishes, you can always ask chef David Lai to come up with something fresh or special and he’ll source it. I like to do breakfasts. I go to Luk Yu Tea House (24 Stanley Street, Central, tel: 2523 5464) for dim sum and I take a lot of visiting clients and friends there to give them a piece of local culture. Typical of these establishments, the service is better if they know you. I line up at Bakehouse (14 Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai) to get a very good coffee and croissant. In Happy Valley, I like Sing Woo Rd Bar and Grill (Jubilee Garden, 18 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley, tel: 2590 8323). It’s a nice space for people watching. I really like Sang Kee Congee Shop (7-9 Burd Street, Sheung Wan, tel: 2541 1099). The chicken congee is amazing and so is the fish belly congee. I usually eat there and buy a takeout bowl for my dad. Yue Hing (82 Stanley Street, Central), a dai pai dong, is also nice. Working in Central, I tend to have lunches in the area. I try to be healthy so will maybe have a salad at Porterhouse (7/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, tel: 2522 6366). They also have very good vegetarian burgers. I like curry at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (members only; 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, tel: 2521 1511) and at New Punjab Club (34 Wyndham Street, SoHo, tel: 2368 1223). My wife and I both love sushi. Our regular haunts are Sushi Kuu (1/F, M88, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central, tel: 2971 0180) and Sushi Gin (27/F, Zing!, 38 Yiu Wah Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2151 1888). My guilty treat is a late night fry-up at Hidden (Room D, 3/F, Prosperous Commercial Building, 54 Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay, tel: 2504 1511). It’s a kushikatsu (skewers and deep fried food) place and they close really late so lots of chefs go there. Another good one is Jan Jan Kushikatsu (2/F, 100 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, tel: 2157 1408). I like Shanghainese food a lot and Zhejiang food is similar. Zhejiang Heen (1/F-3/F, Kiu Fu Commercial Building, 300-306 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2877 9011) is one of my favourites and Liu Yuan Pavilion (3/F, The Broadway, 54-62 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2804 2000) is also good. Recently, I went to Xin Rong Ji (China Overseas Building, 138 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, tel: 3462 3516) and it’s excellent. The food is fine and delicate, and they serve more northern China dishes. When you’re there you feel like you’re in Beijing.