My name is Holly. Welcome to Beyond Kimchee!
I was born and raised in the southern tip of South Korea, in a lovely fishing town called Tongyeong, the most beautiful city in Korea.
I came to the United States to study. I met my wonderful husband in college and the rest is history. We have lived in many places – Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Argentina – and traveled all around the world as a family. We currently live in Virginia, USA with two almost grown-up children and an adorable Labradoodle named Nabi.
In 2010, I started blogging as a keepsake of my personal recipes as a legacy for my children. Someday when I am no longer with them, they will remember the food they ate at home, and be able to make it themselves. That’s why my blog provides detailed step-by-step instructions. This is my gift for them, and they better get it right!
In 2019, I published my first ever cookbook, “Korean Cooking Favorites“. The book consists of 75 of the most delectable yet authentic Korean recipes, including mouth watering Korean appetizers, main dishes, soups and stews, rice and noodle dishes, side dishes, kimchi, and dessert recipes. Please check out My Cookbook page for more details.
If you’re interested in an even more immersive experience, go to my YouTube Channel and remember to subscribe!
Perhaps my passion of cooking came from traveling around the world and the exposure I had to different cultures and cuisines. I respect, admire, and enjoy tastes from all over the world, and I never stop trying new flavors. At the end of the day, though, when I need some comfort, I always look for Korean food, the food of my home country.
It is awesome to be able to communicate with people through food. Do you feel inspired to cook up something Korean tonight? I will show you how.
Welcome to my world of Korean, Asian, world cuisine and beyond!
Where to Start?
If you are first time at Beyond Kimchee, head over to my recipe page to access my entire recipe collection. You will find over 400 recipes from Korean recipes, Chinese recipes, Southeast Asian recipes and other world cuisine recipes.
- Start with my popular Korean chicken bulgogi recipe that is super easy and quick to prepare for a weeknight dinner. If you are a kimchi beginner, my easy kimchi recipe will teach you how you can make authentic Korean kimchi step-by-step.
- If you are in the mood for an exotic Southeastern Asian food, my Thai beef salad, Vietnamese chicken salad will get you started.
- As an avid baker, I recommend you trying my puff pastry apple strudel, German peach cake and pumpkin dinner rolls. You will find why so many readers are in love with these recipes.
Need to Contact Me?
Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I’m glad that you’re here, and I’d love to get to know you! If you would like to message me directly, send me an email at; firstname.lastname@example.org.