Wendy Leung is a former marketing executive turned day-trading investor. I like to try new things but these days I go out a lot less. There are restaurants I’ve gone back to recently before the current wave of Covid-19 infections. There were a few months I was scared to eat raw Japanese food, but last week I was back at one of my favourites, Kyoku (38 Haven Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2156 9888). It has been my preferred omakase place for a long time and both the sushi and teppanyaki are very high quality. The fish are all imported from Japan, the staff are friendly and there’s personalised service. The chef offers different things every time you go and according to your taste. Another place I like is Restaurant de Chine (13 Stanley Street, Central, tel: 2595 0808). They do Cantonese with dim sum and other dishes that I think are Michelin level. The food and service are super. I like the crispy tofu, which is a bit spicy but good. It’s a place I keep going back to. Close to where I live is a very authentic Sichuan place called River Sichuan Restaurant (62 Centre Street, Sai Ying Pun, tel: 2520 3222). The chilli fish, spicy soft chicken bones and cold noodles are my favourites. I’ve taken overseas friends there and even they enjoy it. Before Covid-19, I also liked going out to places like Tate Dining (210 Hollywood Road, Central, tel: 2555 2172), 208 Duecento Otto (208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, tel: 2549 0208) and Beef & Liberty (various locations including 3/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, tel: 2450 5778). I worked in Macau for a time and have some recommendations there that are not very famous. Fado Legendary Portuguese Cuisine (Hotel Royal, M/F, Estr. Da Vitoria 2-4, Macau, tel: +853 2855 2222 ext 142) is not a big name and they don’t have many tourists. The most special Portuguese dish there is the cod with egg and angel hair fried potatoes. It’s really crispy and the chef cooks it right in front of you. The seafood rice is really good too. Another local Macau place I enjoy is Fei Chai Man Mei Sek (460 Avenida Dr Sun Yat Sen, Vila de Taipa, tel: +853 2884 4079). It’s a very down-to-earth eatery and they do the best fried dace fishballs I’ve ever had. Like everyone, I haven’t been able to travel at all this year. But last year I went to Italy, specifically Milan and Florence. We had some local friends who suggested some terrific places for dinner. In Milan, they took us to Trattoria il Marinaio (Via Guglielmo Pepe 12, 20159 Milan, tel: +39 02 6900 5116). It’s a seafood restaurant situated right next to a vertical forest. It has a really nice atmosphere. All the seafood was so fresh. Their octopus was especially juicy and nicely cooked. Another local friend in Florence took me to Le Vespe Café (Via Ghibellina 84, 50122 Florence, tel: +39 055 388 0062) for one of the best meals in Florence. It’s very authentic Tuscan food. I really hope we can travel again soon.