Kim Soo-jin

Soo Jin writes for STYLE, Good Eating, Destination Macau and SCMP’s various special reports throughout the year. She mainly covers high jewellery, luxury watches, fashion and the dining scene in Hong Kong. When not writing, she is busy taking photos and videos for Good Eating’s (@goodeating_scmp) and STYLE’s (@style_scmp) Instagram accounts.
Kim Soo-jin
Soo Jin writes for STYLE, Good Eating, Destination Macau and SCMP’s various special reports throughout the year. She mainly covers high jewellery, luxury watches, fashion and the dining scene in Hong Kong. When not writing, she is busy taking photos and videos for Good Eating’s (@goodeating_scmp) and STYLE’s (@style_scmp) Instagram accounts.

Latest from Kim Soo-jin

Where to eat and drink in Hong Kong this August: 8 new bars, restaurants and cocktails

With Tropical Storm Wipha over, there’s no better time to try some of Hong Kong's newest bars, restaurants and cocktails

2 Aug 2019 - 3:39PM

With Tropical Storm Wipha over, there’s no better time to try some of Hong Kong's newest bars, restaurants and cocktails

Where to eat and drink in Hong Kong this August: 8 new bars, restaurants and cocktails
Why Acker’s director John Kapon uses the personal touch to keep wine auctions special

Chairman of the American wine auction house says attentive customer service has helped business to thrive for nearly 200 years

14 Jul 2019 - 12:00PM

Chairman of the American wine auction house says attentive customer service has helped business to thrive for nearly 200 years

Why Acker’s director John Kapon uses the personal touch to keep wine auctions special
Why Hong Kong speakeasy PDT (Please Don’t Tell) is worth talking about

Landmark Mandarin Oriental hotel’s version of New York’s PDT (Please Don’t Tell) bar offers a great mix of classics from the original branch and new creations made especially for locals

11 Jul 2019 - 4:00PM

Landmark Mandarin Oriental hotel’s version of New York’s PDT (Please Don’t Tell) bar offers a great mix of classics from the original branch and new creations made especially for locals

Why Hong Kong speakeasy PDT (Please Don’t Tell) is worth talking about
Where to eat in Hong Kong in July: new openings and menus to try

Celebrated 2 Michelin-starred chef Christophe Hay joins WHISK at The Mira for two nights, while the new eateries include Cornerstone, Sip Song, TMK and Honjo

2 Jul 2019 - 12:26PM

Celebrated 2 Michelin-starred chef Christophe Hay joins WHISK at The Mira for two nights, while the new eateries include Cornerstone, Sip Song, TMK and Honjo

Where to eat in Hong Kong in July: new openings and menus to try
4 things you need to know about Rocketman, the biopic about Elton John

Why actor Taron Egerton wears 140,000 Swarovski crystals on one costume and Rami Malek almost has cameo in biopic of English singer-songwriter Elton John’s early career

25 Jun 2019 - 4:00PM

Why actor Taron Egerton wears 140,000 Swarovski crystals on one costume and Rami Malek almost has cameo in biopic of English singer-songwriter Elton John’s early career

4 things you need to know about Rocketman, the biopic about Elton John
Inventive Daarukhana presents delicious and Instagram-worthy Indian dishes

The accent is definitely on the contemporary at this Wan Chai restaurant, with its ultra-modern ambience and deliciously modern Indian cuisine

18 Jun 2019 - 1:15PM

The accent is definitely on the contemporary at this Wan Chai restaurant, with its ultra-modern ambience and deliciously modern Indian cuisine

Inventive Daarukhana presents delicious and Instagram-worthy Indian dishes
Why K-pop star IU is more than just a pretty face who can sing

The singer-songwriter, who celebrates her 26th birthday on May 16, is known for niche indie music style, success as an actress and Samsung and HiteJinro brand endorsements

16 May 2019 - 10:00AM

The singer-songwriter, who celebrates her 26th birthday on May 16, is known for niche indie music style, success as an actress and Samsung and HiteJinro brand endorsements

Why K-pop star IU is more than just a pretty face who can sing
Marvel Cinematic Universe: We rank the best Avengers costumes

Where is the fun in being a superhero if you don’t get to wear flashy outfits?

9 May 2019 - 5:00PM

Where is the fun in being a superhero if you don’t get to wear flashy outfits?

Marvel Cinematic Universe: We rank the best Avengers costumes
Where to eat in Hong Kong: 8 great new restaurants and collaborations to try in May

Treats this month include the opening of Kinship, Sabatini Ristorante’s white asparagus season and afternoon tea delights from The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong and Sugarfina

2 May 2019 - 3:00PM

Treats this month include the opening of Kinship, Sabatini Ristorante’s white asparagus season and afternoon tea delights from The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong and Sugarfina

Where to eat in Hong Kong: 8 great new restaurants and collaborations to try in May
K-pop boy band BTS named among Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People
K-drama heartthrobs Jung Woo-sung and Lee Jung-jae ooze charm on Hong Kong visit

Eloquent Korean actors reveal their favourite Hong Kong snacks in between discussing their careers and the challenges of their job

15 Apr 2019 - 4:27PM

Eloquent Korean actors reveal their favourite Hong Kong snacks in between discussing their careers and the challenges of their job

K-drama heartthrobs Jung Woo-sung and Lee Jung-jae ooze charm on Hong Kong visit
Double-boiled chicken soup and other comforts at Redhouse

The three-cup chicken in a stone pot and poached Wagyu beef slices in chilli oil have just the right amount of spice

10 Apr 2019 - 11:30AM

The three-cup chicken in a stone pot and poached Wagyu beef slices in chilli oil have just the right amount of spice

Double-boiled chicken soup and other comforts at Redhouse
Where to eat in Hong Kong: 8 restaurants and bars offering new culinary delights in April

Sushi Zo and Gishiki Lounge will open, ‘Springalicious’ afternoon tea is served at The Peninsula and French chef Pierre Gagnaire returns to Pierre are among the treats

2 Apr 2019 - 3:57PM

Sushi Zo and Gishiki Lounge will open, ‘Springalicious’ afternoon tea is served at The Peninsula and French chef Pierre Gagnaire returns to Pierre are among the treats

Where to eat in Hong Kong: 8 restaurants and bars offering new culinary delights in April
We review the Capella Sanya, the latest luxury beachfront hotel to open in Sanya

Capella Sanya offers peace and quiet paired with spectacular views and service

21 Mar 2019 - 3:00PM

Capella Sanya offers peace and quiet paired with spectacular views and service

We review the Capella Sanya, the latest luxury beachfront hotel to open in Sanya
Panerai’s new Bronzo PAM 968 Submersible: watch as we get hands-on with it

Timepiece is driven by an automatic P.9010 manufacture calibre that comes with 72 hours of power reserve.

19 Mar 2019 - 10:50PM

Timepiece is driven by an automatic P.9010 manufacture calibre that comes with 72 hours of power reserve.

Panerai’s new Bronzo PAM 968 Submersible: watch as we get hands-on with it
‘Maverick’ investor’s ‘US$26 million wine collection’ tipped to set record at Sotheby’s auction

Eclectic selection from Burgundy, Champagne, Rhône and Bordeaux among 16,889 bottles for sale in Hong Kong this month

15 Mar 2019 - 12:00PM

Eclectic selection from Burgundy, Champagne, Rhône and Bordeaux among 16,889 bottles for sale in Hong Kong this month

‘Maverick’ investor’s ‘US$26 million wine collection’ tipped to set record at Sotheby’s auction
Here is a first look at Song Hye-kyo's campaign for Chaumet, wearing US$180,000 necklace

The actress, known for her work on the drama ‘Encounters’, is shown wearing the brand’s two different Joséphine Aigrette collections

11 Mar 2019 - 4:58PM

The actress, known for her work on the drama ‘Encounters’, is shown wearing the brand’s two different Joséphine Aigrette collections

Here is a first look at Song Hye-kyo's campaign for Chaumet, wearing US$180,000 necklace
Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun signs up with with Namoo Actors, joining a line-up of top Korean stars

Korean actress and singer made her name with K-pop group Girls’ Generation in 2007

7 Mar 2019 - 12:18PM

Korean actress and singer made her name with K-pop group Girls’ Generation in 2007

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun signs up with with Namoo Actors, joining a line-up of top Korean stars
Where to eat in Hong Kong: for guest chefs and gastronomic art, 7 of the best picks this March

Yozo Ueda and Anatoly Kazakov bring their expertise from Kyoto and Moscow, Ignis and Silencio are new kids on the block, and Hoi King Heen turns 25

5 Mar 2019 - 12:02PM

Yozo Ueda and Anatoly Kazakov bring their expertise from Kyoto and Moscow, Ignis and Silencio are new kids on the block, and Hoi King Heen turns 25

Where to eat in Hong Kong: for guest chefs and gastronomic art, 7 of the best picks this March
5 top songs of K-pop rapper CL, the ‘Baddest Female’

The star, with a talent for provocative and addictive songs, has been in the public eye since 2009 and her days with girl group 2NE1

26 Feb 2019 - 12:11PM

The star, with a talent for provocative and addictive songs, has been in the public eye since 2009 and her days with girl group 2NE1

5 top songs of K-pop rapper CL, the ‘Baddest Female’
8 places to eat in Hong Kong this February: from Simon Rogan's new Roganic to the crispy Peking duck

Sichuan Lab, Redhouse, Roganic and Mr Brown are opening this month

13 Feb 2019 - 12:33PM

Sichuan Lab, Redhouse, Roganic and Mr Brown are opening this month

8 places to eat in Hong Kong this February: from Simon Rogan's new Roganic to the crispy Peking duck
4 Hong Kong restaurants your Valentine's Day date might not have tried yet

Enjoy a candlelit dinner in opulent restaurants like TATE, Rech and Le Pan or aboard Peninsula’s luxe cruise ship

12 Feb 2019 - 3:30PM

Enjoy a candlelit dinner in opulent restaurants like TATE, Rech and Le Pan or aboard Peninsula’s luxe cruise ship

4 Hong Kong restaurants your Valentine's Day date might not have tried yet
Thierry Esslinger on the secrets behind Breguet and his love for food and brain games

Watchmaker's boss chats about his guilty pleasures and his plans to expand in Asia

12 Feb 2019 - 11:03AM

Watchmaker's boss chats about his guilty pleasures and his plans to expand in Asia

Thierry Esslinger on the secrets behind Breguet and his love for food and brain games
Bradley Cooper, Rosamund Pike and James Marsden get into gear at the IWC gala at SIHH

IWC ambassadors celebrate the new Pilot’s Watches collection

7 Feb 2019 - 5:04PM

IWC ambassadors celebrate the new Pilot’s Watches collection

Bradley Cooper, Rosamund Pike and James Marsden get into gear at the IWC gala at SIHH
SIHH 2019: 6 of the best women’s timepieces unveiled in Geneva

The worlds of high jewellery and horology collide in these beautiful novelties from elite watchmakers, from Cartier and Jaeger-LeCoultre to Piaget and Hermès

29 Jan 2019 - 10:26AM

The worlds of high jewellery and horology collide in these beautiful novelties from elite watchmakers, from Cartier and Jaeger-LeCoultre to Piaget and Hermès

SIHH 2019: 6 of the best women’s timepieces unveiled in Geneva
How does customising a watch affect its resale value?

There are limitations when it comes to selling a third-party personalised watch at an auction

26 Jan 2019 - 2:04AM

There are limitations when it comes to selling a third-party personalised watch at an auction

How does customising a watch affect its resale value?
China’s retired tennis great Li Na becomes first Asian player to join International Tennis Hall of Fame

Election of Li, winner of two Grand Slam women’s singles titles, at the 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open, celebrated in Australia on Tuesday

24 Jan 2019 - 2:00PM

Election of Li, winner of two Grand Slam women’s singles titles, at the 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open, celebrated in Australia on Tuesday

China’s retired tennis great Li Na becomes first Asian player to join International Tennis Hall of Fame
The most expensive cocktail in Hong Kong is HK$1,688 – is it worth it?

We taste-test the Bespoke Champagne Cocktail at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong – a glorious mix of gold flakes, Remy Martin Louis XIII and Krug Grande Cuvee

23 Jan 2019 - 5:02PM

We taste-test the Bespoke Champagne Cocktail at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong – a glorious mix of gold flakes, Remy Martin Louis XIII and Krug Grande Cuvee

The most expensive cocktail in Hong Kong is HK$1,688 – is it worth it?
Why watch customisation is a rising trend

Brands like Bamford Watch Department and Blaken offer personalisation services to make your watch truly unique

18 Jan 2019 - 3:18AM

Brands like Bamford Watch Department and Blaken offer personalisation services to make your watch truly unique

Why watch customisation is a rising trend
SIHH 2019: IWC takes flight with new Top Gun and Spitfire-inspired Pilot’s Watches

The brand launches the lines alongside special-edition Le Petit Prince timepieces, while debuting two sturdy new materials – ceretanium and hard gold

16 Jan 2019 - 12:04PM

The brand launches the lines alongside special-edition Le Petit Prince timepieces, while debuting two sturdy new materials – ceretanium and hard gold

SIHH 2019: IWC takes flight with new Top Gun and Spitfire-inspired Pilot’s Watches