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

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
SIHH 2019: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ‘midnight blue’ Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel shines

The Swiss luxury watchmaker’s new timepiece, which showcases its artistry of enamelling and guillochage, is unveiled at this week’sGeneva watch fair

15 Jan 2019 - 6:59PM

The Swiss luxury watchmaker’s new timepiece, which showcases its artistry of enamelling and guillochage, is unveiled at this week’sGeneva watch fair

SIHH 2019: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ‘midnight blue’ Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel shines
SIHH 2019: Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini set pulse racing with Excalibur Huracán Performante

The 45mm timepiece boasts racing design codes, visually and on the mechanical side

15 Jan 2019 - 5:40PM

The 45mm timepiece boasts racing design codes, visually and on the mechanical side

SIHH 2019: Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini set pulse racing with Excalibur Huracán Performante
SIHH 2019: Bovet’s convertible Tourbillon Amadeo Fleurier Virtuoso IX to please the crowds

The luxury watchmaker’s reversible timepiece, which can also become be a pocket watch or table clock, is on show at this week’s annual Geneva watch fair

15 Jan 2019 - 2:30PM

The luxury watchmaker’s reversible timepiece, which can also become be a pocket watch or table clock, is on show at this week’s annual Geneva watch fair

SIHH 2019: Bovet’s convertible Tourbillon Amadeo Fleurier Virtuoso IX to please the crowds
Meet the Rose of Mozambique – a 7.67ct ruby that dazzles in deepest red

The sparkling gemstone – cut, shaped and polished in Bangkok – has an astonishing red hue and exceptional clarity

15 Jan 2019 - 10:02AM

The sparkling gemstone – cut, shaped and polished in Bangkok – has an astonishing red hue and exceptional clarity

Meet the Rose of Mozambique – a 7.67ct ruby that dazzles in deepest red
SIHH 2019: Panerai begins a partnership with Luna Rossa, America’s Cup challenger

The watchmaker has created a new collection to commemorate the partnership: the Submersible Luna Rossa, ref. PAM01039

15 Jan 2019 - 10:19AM

The watchmaker has created a new collection to commemorate the partnership: the Submersible Luna Rossa, ref. PAM01039

SIHH 2019: Panerai begins a partnership with Luna Rossa, America’s Cup challenger
Gallery: a look inside the luxuriously revamped Conrad Bangkok

From deluxe rooms to the presidential suite, the hotel now boasts opulent interiors blending state-of-the-art technology and Thai-style decor by designer Ray Chuang

14 Jan 2019 - 5:01PM

From deluxe rooms to the presidential suite, the hotel now boasts opulent interiors blending state-of-the-art technology and Thai-style decor by designer Ray Chuang

Gallery: a look inside the luxuriously revamped Conrad Bangkok
5 show-stopping timepieces to spot at SIHH 2019 in Geneva

Here are the latest offerings from Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai and Piaget at Swiss showpiece

12 Jan 2019 - 1:00PM

Here are the latest offerings from Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai and Piaget at Swiss showpiece

5 show-stopping timepieces to spot at SIHH 2019 in Geneva
How Audemars Piguet timepieces will stand out from the crowd at SIHH luxury watch fair – in camouflage

The Swiss watchmaker creates three striking, different-coloured versions of its Royal Oak Offshore chronograph before a last appearance at the Geneva event

11 Jan 2019 - 10:00AM

The Swiss watchmaker creates three striking, different-coloured versions of its Royal Oak Offshore chronograph before a last appearance at the Geneva event

How Audemars Piguet timepieces will stand out from the crowd at SIHH luxury watch fair – in camouflage
SHH 2019: A. Lange & Söhne dares to dream again on 25th anniversary of its iconic Lange 1

The German luxury watchmaker commemorates landmark with a stunning timepiece that bears all the hallmarks of the original collection

14 Jan 2019 - 5:18PM

The German luxury watchmaker commemorates landmark with a stunning timepiece that bears all the hallmarks of the original collection

SHH 2019: A. Lange & Söhne dares to dream again on 25th anniversary of its iconic Lange 1