Born in Australia to a family that fled Vietnam after the war, Kaye Dong is a philanthropist through her K For Kids foundation, is a committee member at charity Mother’s Choice, and opens her home to foster children. She also leads a design firm, The Good Studio, and recently started a retail and content platform, The New Moon. She speaks to Andrew Sun. I am definitely a simple food person. I love authentic, comforting and wholesome food. I would pick a dai pai dong over a Michelin-star restaurant any day. Oh, and I am vegetarian. My husband and I have been eating at Ah Lung Pakistan Halal Food (93A Woosung Street, Jordan. Tel: 2782 1635) for over 20 years. The shop decor is simple. In fact, there isn’t much decor. The service is always fast, but the curry is packed with so much flavour. As vegetarian, my options are the curry potatoes and curry vegetables. My husband always order the curry chicken, extra spicy. The only problem is we end up eating two plates of rice. I also really love Samsen (23 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan). My office is one street away and I love popping in for lunch with colleagues or friends. What I love is that they offer vegetarian versions of almost everything on the menu. My favourite dishes are the curry with rice, fat noodles with veggies and the khao soi (vegetarian version) with a calamansi lime and salted plum soda. For visitors, Tung Po (2/F, Java Road Municipal Services Building, 99 Java Road, North Point. Tel: 2880 5224) is loud, chaotic, eclectic and a ball of energy – just like Hong Kong. The food is authentic, fresh and always flaming delicious. They are always accommodating with vegetarian dishes and my favourite is salt and pepper tofu, which has a golden crispy skin and silky tofu that melts in your mouth. If I were not vegetarian, my go-to dish would definitely be the razor clams in spicy black bean sauce. A Filipino in Hong Kong’s favourite places for Michelin-star food For something fancier, we love PANO (Shop 1, Art Park, 24-26 Museum Drive, West Kowloon. Tel: 2361 9600) or Palco Ristorante (Shop OTE 403-404, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Tel: 2382 3123). They are from the same group. The private rooms allow us to accommodate a small group of friends if we are celebrating. The food is always so amazing, from the bread served with honey butter, to the fresh minestrone soup and home-made pasta. The view of the harbour is also captivating and I always leave feeling so grateful to be in Hong Kong. My travel eats are all street vendors with no real name or addresses. We have a holiday home in Koh Samui, Thailand and we drive around the island in search of soup noodle stalls. Our favourites are guay tiew ruea (boat noodles) and tom yum noodle soup. My husband could easily eat eight bowls a day in Thailand. My family is of Vietnamese-Chinese descent so Vietnamese is my comfort food. I would definitely consider flying to Ho Chi Minh or Da Nang for a good bowl of pho and a cafe sua da (iced coffee).