The Hungry Australian is a blog that celebrates modern Australian cuisine whilst always searching for the story behind the food.

About Me

Welcome! My name is Christina Soong-Kroeger and I’m a freelance writer, recipe developer, consultant and blogger. I love what I do and I work flexible hours around my kids. I call that having my cake and eating it, too.

Mmm… cake… Yes, I am a woman happily obsessed with food. I love to try new things and I’m no food snob; I know that a $8 bowl of noodles can fill me with as much gastronomic joy as the 8-course degustation at the finest restaurant in town.

I like Penang Assam Laksa, pho, slow-cooked pork belly, bacon, chocolate, truffles, smoked salmon, freshly shucked oysters, pavlova, Hainanese Chicken Rice, pistachios, hard, creamy and smelly cheese, spaghetti marinara, fresh bread with top quality butter and salt, and good vanilla ice cream with ice magic (trashy chocolate topping).

I have written about food, dining out, lifestyle, and entertainment for SumptuousGramThe China DailyThat’s ShanghaiSH WeeklyArts HubRadRip It Up, dB and On Dit.

In a past life, I ran the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. You can visit my portfolio site if you’d like to know more about my current and past projects.

Why The Hungry Australian?

I’m what you call an ABC – an Australian Born Chinese.  My parents came to Adelaide, South Australia, in the 1960s, as overseas students from Malaysia (my dad) and Hong Kong (my mum).So my brother and I grew up eating BBQ, casseroles and fritz sandwiches as often as we ate stir-fries, noodles and curries.

I have to thank both my parents for my love of food. Both of them are excellent home cooks, cooking mostly from memory and taste and with great confidence. My parents also love eating out so I was lucky to grow up dining at all kinds of restaurants.

After university I lived/worked in Adelaide, London, Leeds, London, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Melbourne. I also travelled as much as I could, eating my way happily around both big cities and tiny villages. In 2011, I moved back to Adelaide so my kids could grow up with family around them. After 13 years away, I’m enjoying getting to know my home town all over again.

Thank you for reading my blog. Thank you for allowing me to share my stories and recipes with you. It’s been an incredible journey and I’m so grateful that you’re part of it.

Christina xx 

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All content, recipes and photographs are copyrighted to me, Christina Soong-Kroeger a.k.a. The Hungry Australian. Please do not republish in part or whole without my permission and proper credit. Please contact me if you would like to request republishing rights.
Author photo by Kevin Khaw.

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1 Jenny @ Savour the Senses September 26, 2011 at 4:12 am

Thanks for the message! Your site it great too, love your photos (not to mention the food too!). Looking forward to following you!


2 Christina @ The Hungry Australian September 29, 2011 at 10:07 pm

@ Jenny. Thanks so much! So pleased to have met you through foodbuzz. :)


3 Charmaine October 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Just found your site from reading your article about Alvin Quah. Love the beautiful photos. Thanks.


4 Christina @ The Hungry Australian October 4, 2011 at 11:24 am

@ Charmaine. Thanks for your kind words about my photos. I’m a complete amateur photographer and totally clueless technically so I’m always very pleased when people comment on my photos.


5 Skye October 31, 2011 at 12:45 am

Hi there, just discovered this blog and have quickly subscribed!! Love reading about local Adelaide foodie things!


6 Christina @ The Hungry Australian October 31, 2011 at 10:30 am

Thanks for subscribing, Skye. I cover lots of great local events and restaurants so I hope you enjoy reading about them :)


7 tania@mykitchenstories.com.au February 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Hi Christina. Think I messed this up last month as well. Has my entry showed up ?? i have added the back links and linky code but it just doesn’t seem to be working…. Sorry to bother you!


8 Christina @ The Hungry Australian February 22, 2012 at 7:24 am

Hi Tania
No worries – it’s fine. I’ve passed your query on to Nic at Dining with a Stud – this month’s hostess.


9 Nillawan June 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I stumbled across your site when I started digging around for information on the next food blogger’s conference to be held in Adelaide. I giggled to myself when you credited Kevin Khaw as the photographer. Small world much? I’ve just liked you on facebook and will be following your good work for sure.


10 Christina @ The Hungry Australian June 25, 2012 at 12:09 am

Aw thanks for the kind words and for dropping by. Yes, Adelaide is a very small place – I kinda like it like that :)


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