Christina Soong-Kroeger

Title: Freelance Recipe Developer and Writer
Business: Hungry Australian
Expertise: Australian cuisine, New Zealand cuisine

Christina Soong-Kroeger is an award-winning professional freelance writer, consultant, recipe developer, photographer, and food blogger.


  • Consultant and freelance recipe developer and photographer for leading Australian food companies and organizations for almost 15 years
  •  Founder and blogger for one of Australia’s leading food blogs, The Hungry Australian


Christina Soong-Kroeger was a writer for The Spruce Eats covering Australian and New Zealand cuisine. She is a professional freelance writer, consultant, recipe developer, photographer, and food blogger.

Soong-Kroeger is also the founder and editor of one of Australia’s leading food blogs, The Hungry Australian. The Hungry Australian has been profiled by Yummly, Sumptuous, and Foodista, while Soong-Kroeger’s recipes and food photography have been featured on GourmetLive, Apartment Therapy’s "The Kitchn," and The Hoopla.

After traveling extensively and living in Shanghai, Hong Kong, London, Leeds, and Melbourne, Soong-Kroeger truly has a global palette. She moved back to her hometown of Adelaide, South Australia, and is enjoying discovering its best eats all over again. She currently serves as director of marketing for Makers Empire. 


Christine Soong-Kroeger graduated with a diploma in management from The University of South Australia. She graduated from The University of Adelaide with a diploma in anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese.

Awards and Publications

In early 2014, The Hungry Australian was judged both Best Australian Blog 2014 and Best Food Blog 2014 in the Australian Writers' Centre’s Best Australian Blogs competition out of more than 1,100 other blogs. The Hungry Australian was also a finalist and winner of the Outstanding Use of Photography award in the same competition in 2013.

The Hungry Australian was included in Inspired’s 2015 Top 100 Food Bloggers.

Soong-Kroeger has written about food, dining out, lifestyle, entertainment, and the arts for Sumptuous, Gram, Honest Cooking, China Daily, That’s Shanghai, SH Weekly, ArtsHub, Rip It Up, dB, and On Dit. As a consultant and freelance recipe developer and photographer, she has worked with leading Australian food companies and organizations.

Her food photography regularly appears on Tastespotting, Tasteologie, Foodgawker, and Serious Eats’ Photograzing, too. Three of Soong-Kroeger's recipes from The Hungry Australian appeared ABC’s Foodie app for iPad alongside recipes by leading Australian chefs, like Simon Bryant, Maggie Beer, Matt Moran, and Poh Ling Yeow.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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