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About Me

James Xin Lee, aka Adelaidefoodies, would like to introduce you to our culinary world. I was born in China and grow up in Adelaide with schooling and all formal educations taken place in Adelaide. At daytime, when we are not blogging, James (Xin) is a wine chemist (organic synthesis) and a Justice of the Peace (JP) for South Australia while Tina is a freelancer and professional Beauty and Fashion blogger in her Chinese world. Of course, at night, we either do blogging about our food experience, watching food related youtube channels or communicating with our fans on facebook and twitter.

Adelaidefoodies.com was established by James (Xin) in 2011. Both of us are genuine foodies, but Tina took a step ahead of me as she is a self taught cook, the photographer for the site and the recipe developer for the site and I am only doing all the write-ups. That’s the life of a husband :(. The blog and posts are about our culinary journey in Adelaide. It contains restaurant reviews, original recipes, product reviews, ingredient introductions as well as attendances of both of us at food and wine related events. We frequently run giveaways for various promoters and we feel satisfied to pass any of my loved products to our readers though this platform. Adelaidefoodies.com currently reaches 10000+ readers monthly and is ranked no. 859805 worldwide.

Another purpose of this blog is to introduce the fantastic South Australia and its food produces to other states and the world. We are strong supporters to EatLocal SA and Buy SA, but this does not mean that we don’t like products from other places. In fact, in the subtitle of the blog, it is stated “Buy Locally, Eat Globally” which really means “buy local produces and cook international cuisines”. Hence, in the recipes in this blog, readers can expect to see different cuisines across the world. I love Japanese, Italian, German, Mediterranean and European food and would love to explore delicacies of any existing culture/cuisine on the Planet Earth. Although I am a wine chemist, I have not published any wine reviews but will definitely do so in future to introduce you some of the best SA wines from different regions.

South Australia is a fantastic place to live and to enjoy life. Everyone living in the state would probably agree with this. However, our potential in tourism and development are underestimated. The state government’s plan on food tourism is a fantastic opportunity to promote our lovely state and city. Hence, Adelaidefoodies.com would like to use its own channel to participate in this with introduction to many of the fantastic markets and producers.

Restaurants specified in this blog are generally based in the city. All photos and reviews posted here show my genuine experience at different venues or with different products regardless of sponsorship. Photos are not provided by any restaurants, affiliates, public relation firms, brands, or other individuals. I am not associated with any part of the food industry except where academic needs arise.

PR/Invitations & Disclosure

As Adelaidefoodies.com opens to opportunities to taste different products, we are happy to review products that are sent to us. However, a good review is not always guaranteed unless the items are genuinely good and can be beneficial or useful for my readers. No paid promotion of products or services are displayed on this site. In case of a review about an event, a dinner or products that have been sent or provided free of charge, it will ALWAYS be disclosed. Sorry but we do not accept just press release. All products need to be taste tested to be featured on the site.

Regarding invitations to events and sponsored restaurant reviews,  we do accept them. However, since the blog is the property of both James and Tina, who both contributes to the blog, invitations for both of us are preferred and expected. Please feel free to invite us to your food and wine events. A post will not always be guaranteed unless it was a good event that we genuinely liked. From time to time, we’ve been to many of the major food events in SA and other events run by companies or professional bodies. All posts are copy-right protected, but if you want to use any parts please let me know. Pictures of events are up for sale. Please contact me directly for a quote.

I can be contacted at adelaidefoodies@gmail.com or send me a direct message on the CONTACT ME page.


This blog is featured on Urbanspoon and Every Recipe Top Food Blogs. The blog is also a member of Food Blogs Australia, the only professional body in Australia for food bloggers. With the recent development of the re-branding of South Australia, Adelaidefoodies.com joined as a media member to promote South Australia produces.

Enjoy reading the blog and have a nice day! Bon Appetit!

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32 replies

  1. There’s not that many people in adelaide writing blogs or like sharing their reviews. Fortunately we have you!~~ Like your reviews

  2. Hey adelaidefoodies!

    A few Adelaide foodies are trying to organise a get together, would you be able to email me (via my blog – about page) and I can then pass on the details to see if you’re interested?


  3. Good review… but a grammar check might be an idea.

  4. Hi!

    I am a producer from Channel Seven’s My Kitchen Rules.

    I am interested in speaking with you

    Could you please give me call on (02) 9877 7287.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Kind regards,

    Derryn Wong

  5. Hi there, love the blog and your writing style…would love for you to drop by our place and get your feedback on our cafe. We’re called By Blackbird on King William Road. We offer pastries, desserts, pies, quiches, and a decent drop of coffee.

  6. Hi,

    I am the founder of a new events site- we’ve got about 1200 event organisers using the service and we’re launching a Blogger Connect program for event organisers to get coverage from popular bloggers.

    We’re launching at the start of August. The site has currently been running for 6 months in Beta and can be seen here- http://www.jedo.me. We’re upgrading the service on 25/7 to include Blogger reviews.

    Interested in chatting to you about the program. I can be contacted on anneliese.urquhart@jedo.me or 0418 128 183

    Kind Regards
    Anneliese Urquhart

  7. Great blog!

    Just wondering if there was an email for you.. Have a friend running a food event in Adelaide and would love to invite you along.


  8. I am hoping to contact you directly. We are hoping you might like to be our guest when we introduce Angus Pure to Adelaide, our very pure, unadulterated Angus Beef.

    if you could supply your email address I will email you an invitation which will supply you with further information.

    Kindest Regards
    Kate Brabin

  9. Dear β˜… Adelaide Foodies β˜…,
    I have nominated you/your informative blog, for the REALITY Blog Award!
    Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at:
    http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/reality-blog-award/ πŸ˜€ Fae.

  10. Dear β˜… Adelaide Foodies β˜…,
    I have nominated you/your inspirational blog for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award!
    Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at:
    πŸ˜€ Enjoy! Fae.

  11. Thanks for following my blog πŸ™‚
    Seeing that you’re a wine chemist, I’d be very interested to read more about wine around here.

  12. Hi there! I’m Sue, and I’m from SlimKicker, a fitness/diet app and website. I saw your blog yesterday and it captured my interest!

    I was wondering if we can do a giveaway for your blog readers?

    Our website basically turns people’s fitness/diet goals into a level up game with challenges such as quitting soda for a week. We’re looking for new challenge ideas, so was thinking of holding a contest where your readers leave a comment on a health challenge idea + sign up on our site

    We’ll pick our favorite challenge idea, use it on our site, and give the winner either a free digital health scale, slow cooker, or digital heart monitor. We’ve done many giveaways for bloggers in the past – you can google ‘SlimKicker giveaway’ to see. I also encourage you to sign up for our site to see what we’re about too πŸ™‚

    Let me know if you’re interested! You can email me back at sue.zheng (at) slimkicker (dot) com.


  13. Great site! We are also currently reviewing local eateries.

  14. G’day Xin,
    Always enjoy reading what you do!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog What’s On The List http://www.whatsonthelist.net and supporting my food “passion and enthusiasm” too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  15. Dear Mr. James Xin Lee,
    This is the first time I saw this new page with your photo! You look like a Prince!
    To celebrate putting a face and a name to a super talented, nice guy…

    Congratulations! You have been awarded: Best Moment Award
    I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post
    (unless you wish to pass on the award nominations).
    Nevertheless, your blog has been awarded at:
    Enjoy your Award! πŸ˜€ Fae.

  16. Congratulations James! You have been awarded: I’m a part of the WordPress Family Award
    I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post (unless you wish to pass on the award nominations). Nevertheless, your blog has been awarded at: http://fae-magazine.com/2013/10/29/award-october-2013/ … Or, after one month at: http://fae-magazine.com/awards/2013-blog-awards/
    Enjoy your Award! πŸ˜€ Fae.

  17. thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it πŸ™‚ what an interesting blog you have ! for sure will be back here:)

  18. Dear Mr. James Xin Lee,

    Thanks for sharing your moment with food.
    I’m Jennifer from Chef Kim Korean restaurant at the Hazlewood park.
    This restaurant has run for a year and half.
    We would like to have a time to share our food authentic and traditional Korean food with you.
    If you are interested in Korean food, let us know via e-mail

    Jennifer Lee

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