KIMCHI x KALLALOO forms key collaborations for 2018!

Korean Ambassador Lee, Action Quan, (Juan Carlos Latchman), Sarina Bland, Hyebin Honf=g

Last month Heaven and I (Sarina) were invited, alongside Trinidad’s K-Pop Ambassador DJ “Action Quan”, to lunch with  South Korea’s Ambassador Lee . It’s been a fun ride so far working on this project and seeing it grow. Can’t wait to show you all more of what we have in the works! So proud of all that our little project has achieved and fostered in its short time and the collaborations it is bringing about. I am also thrilled to share that we’ve also been picked up for a third season by the South Korean Embassy!

Thanks so much to all of you who have shared words of support along the way and who pop onto our InstaLives! It really makes our day! KimKats 화이팅! 😸

Step Into Korea Corner! 코리아 코너에 같이 갈래요? [S02E07]

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea is pleased to announce the establishment of the Korea Corner at the Center for Language Learning (CLL) of the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, which is the first of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago.

Korea Corner
Korea Corner

The Korea Corner is an educational and cultural resource center that aims to enhance cultural exchanges between the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago through teaching and the promotion of Korean culture. The Korea Corner allows a greater exposure to Korean culture and increased access to materials about Korea.

Korea Corner
Korea Corner

At the Corner, students and general public can immerse themselves in Korean culture through various audio, visual and textual contents. Hundreds of Korean novels and poetry books shelved in the Corner offer an opportunity for Trinidadians to see hidden sides of Korean society, learn about unknown history, and feel the deeper meaning of its philosophy. Visitors can also enjoy a wide variety of Korean films and TV series by using modern technology that is well equipped within the venue. Besides books, films, and TV series, the Korea Corner provides educational resources for persons who intend to learn the Korean language.

Korea Corner
Korea Corner

The Korea Corner is located on the second floor of the Center for Language Learning (CLL) within the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus and is open from Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea hopes that the establishment of this Korea Corner will encourage and strengthen cultural exchange and co-operation between our two peoples of Korea and Trinidad and Tobago, further contributing to our friendly and cooperative relationship in the years to come.

Korean Food Is… 한국음식은 | S02E05

What is *your* favourite Korean food?

Korean food has been growing in popularity here on the Caribbean island of Trinidad.

한국음식이 이곳 캐리비안 섬나라 트리니다드에서 인기를 얻고 있어요.

We invited four friends to experience a wide range of Korean fare. Traditional cooked dishes from the Golden Bell Korean Restaurant (bibimbap, kimbap, yangnyeom chicken, japchae), home cooked fare from Heaven’s kitchen (tteokbokki), packaged sweet snacks

(Chocopie, Pepero), and fresh fruit (Korean pears). 4명의 친구를 초대해서 다양한 한국 음식을 소개했는데요. 한국 음식점 골든벨에서 비빔밥, 김밥, 양념치킨, 잡채를 주문해서 가져왔구요 떡볶이는 만들었고 초코파이와 빼빼로, 한국 배도 함께 먹었어요. The verdict? Daebak (awesome)! 평가는? 대박!


The Korean Food We Enjoyed!

Tteokbokki – stir-fried rice cakes made from white, cylinder-shaped rice cakes. Fish cakes, boiled eggs, and scallions are some of the most commonly added ingredients. It can be seasoned with either spicy gochujang (chili paste) or non-spicy ganjang (soy sauce)-based sauce

떡볶이 – 하얀 떡을 가늘고 길게 만들어 갖은 재료와 볶은 음식. 어묵, 삶은계란, 파 등이 제일 많이 추가되는 재료이다. 매운 고추장으로 양념을 하던지 맵지 않은 간장을 베이스로 소스를 만든다.

Bibimbap – Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce, or doenjang (a fermented soybean paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The hot dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating.

비빔밥 – 따뜻하고 하얀 밥위에 나물과 고추장, 간장 또는 된장으로 비벼서 만든 음식. 날계란이나 계란후라이, 볶은 간고기(보통 소고기)가 흔한 추가재료. 뜨거운 음식은 함께 볶아서 먹기 바로 전에 넣는다.

Kimbap – cooked rice “bap” and other ingredients rolled in “kim”—dried sheets of laver seaweed—and served in bite-sized slices.

김밥 – 익힌 쌀 “밥” 그리고 다른 재료를 “김”에 싼 음식 – 김은 말린 해초로 얇고 납작함- 보통 한 입 사이즈로 잘라서 나온다.

Japchae – stir-fried glass noodles and vegetables is a sweet and savory dish typically prepared with dangmyeon, a type of cellophane noodles made from sweet potato starch; assorted vegetables, meat, and mushrooms; and seasoned with soy sauce and sesame oil

잡채 – 당면과 야채를 함께 볶아 달콤하고 고소하게 맛을 낸 음식. 딩면은 고구마 전분으로 만든 투명한 면이고 야채,고기, 버섯을 함께 볶아 간장과 참기름으로 간을 한다.

Yangnyeom Chicken – fried chicken coated in gochujang-based sweet and spicy sauce

양념치킨 – 튀긴 닭을 고추장을 베이스로 한 달콤하고 매운 소스에 버무린 음식이다.

Chocopie – snack cake consisting of two small round layers of cake with marshmallow filling with chocolate covering

초코파이 – 두 개의 동그란 케잌 안에 마시멜로를 넣고 초콜릿으로 코팅한 스낵

Pepero – cookie stick, dipped in compound chocolate

빼빼로 – 초콜릿에 딥핑한 쿠키 스틱

Bae – Pyrus pyrifolia is a species of pear tree native to East Asia. They are commonly served raw and peeled. The fruit tends to be quite large and fragrant.

배 – 동아시아에서 주로 나는 배 종류. 보통 껍질을 깎아서 날것으로 나온다. 보통 크기가 크고 향기롭다.


Credits: All imagery: Sarina Nicole Bland

Music: “Sector 7” – Detnator (Trinidadian artist/producer) – – used with permission

S02E02: Trinis Talk KPOP Pt. 1| 트리니다드 사람들이 말하는 KPOP 파트1

얼마 전에 저희는 KPOP과 한국드라마를 사랑하는 트리니다드 팬들을 몇몇 인터뷰 했는데요, 어떻게 그들이 한국 엔터테인먼트에 입문하게 됐는지, 한국 문화가 좀 더 세계의 많은 사람들한테 사랑받기 위해 어떻게 하면 좋을지 등을 얘기해 보았답니다:)

타마라는 이제 막 KPOP에 발을 담그려는 한국 드라마 왕 팬…르네는 오래전부터 한국음악, 드라마를 사랑해 온 친구이구요. 새이드는 Got7 팬이에요ㅎㅎ

좋아요! 공유! 구독 해주세요!!!

In recent years Kpop and Kdramas have attracted a growing fanbase of loyal and enthusiastic Trinis.

Join Heaven & Sarina as they sit with a few to discuss what drew them into the world of Korean entertainment and their thoughts on its global appeal.

Meet Tamara, a fanatic of K-dramas who is now dipping her toe into the world of Kpop, Renee (a longtime enthusiast of both) and Sade (GOT7 4 LYFE)


THIS EP: Trinis Talk KPOP PT. 1 

Intro Track: SEVENTEEN(세븐틴) – 울고 싶지 않아 (Don’t Wanna Cry) –…

Outro Track: JJ Project(제이제이 프로젝트) “내일, 오늘” (Tomorrow, Today) –…


• 2NE1 – 내가 제일 잘 나가(I AM THE BEST) –…

• Super Junior(슈퍼주니어) – SORRY, SORRY –…


• Girls’ Generation(소녀시대) – Holiday –…

• EXO – Ko Ko Bop –…

• 블락비 (Block B) – YESTERDAY –…

• BTS – BLAZE_TIME (extended commercial)ㅣ방탄소년단의 유쾌한 일탈, 푸마 블레이즈의 새로운 시작 90” –…

• SHINee(샤이니) – RingDingDong(링딩동) –…


• GOT7(갓세븐) “Never Ever” –…

• IU(아이유) – “Zezé” (제제) –…

• 에디킴(Eddy Kim) _ 팔당댐(Paldangdam) –…

• 수지(Suzy), 백현(BAEKHYUN) – Dream –…

• SISTAR(씨스타) “SHAKE IT” –…

• EXO – 늑대와 미녀 (Wolf) –…

• SEVENTEEN(세븐틴) – 울고 싶지 않아 (Don’t Wanna Cry) –…


• 지코 (ZICO) – Artist –…

• FTISLAND – “Wind” –…


• JJ Project(제이제이 프로젝트) “내일, 오늘” (Tomorrow, Today) –…



Full Playlist:

#1: Trinis Talk KPOP PT. 1 –

#2 Trinis Talk KPOP PT. 2 –


S02E01: Meet Grandmaster Jin Young Jung: Legend of Tae Kwon Do! | 트리니다드 태권도 전설 정관장님을 만나다!

Click “CC” for English Subs of Taekwondo Grandmaster Jung’s interview 🙂
정관장님과의 인터뷰에 영어자막 필요하시면 “CC”버튼을 눌러주세요:)

We’re back for Season 2!
Join us as we, based on a viewer suggestion, get to know taekwondo Grandmaster Jin Young Jung. Living in Trinidad for over 41 years, he has led Trinidad, in Tae Kwon Do, to the Olympics!

시즌 2로 돌아온 김치칼랄루~!
한 구독자의 요청으로 트리니다드 교민 정진영 관장님을 인터뷰 했습니다. 트리니다드에 처음으로 태권도를 전하셨고 또 트리니다드가 올림픽에 태권도로 진출할 수 있게끔 하신 분이에요 🙂

Grandmaster Jin Young Jung: Legend of Taekwondo
Grandmaster Jin Young Jung: Legend of Taekwondo

About Master Jung:
마스터 정:
Master Jin Young Jung, a Korean native, introduced Taekwondo to Trinidad and Tobago on December 1st, 1976. He founded the Trinidad and Tobago Taekwondo Association and served as its President for sixteen years.
마스터 정진영 관장님은 트리니다드 토바고에 1976년 12월 1일에 태권도를 처음 소개하셨어요. 트리니다드 태권도 협회를 창설하시고 16년동안 회장으로 계십니다.

Through the years, Master Jung has produced 39 Black Belts, some up to the rank of Fifth Dan. For his strict approach he was inducted into the Tae Kwon Do Hall of Fame in 2011.
지금까지 39개의 검은 띠를 만드셨고 그 중 몇몇은 태권도 5단 소유자에요. 관장님은 2011년에 태권도 명예의 전당에 오르셨어요.

Master Jung, a former Sergeant in the Korean Army, began his Martial Arts training in Judo in 1956. Two years later he started in Taekwondo. Then in 1959 he picked up Hapkido and Wrestling, emerging as National Lightweight Champion in the latter discipline in 1964.
군대 병장시절이던 1956년 유도를 처음으로 시작하시고 2년 후 태권도를 시작하셨습니다. 1959년 합기도, 레슬링을 하시고 1964년 라이트급 국가 챔피언에 등극하셨어요.

He currently holds the Grandmaster ranking in Taekwondo and Hapkido while also being a senior Black Belt in Judo.
현재 태권도와 합기도에서 그랜드마스터 자격을 갖고 계시고 유도에서 시니어 검은 띠 유단자입니다.

Visit Master Jung on Facebook:…
마스터 정관장님의 페이스북을 방문해 보세요!

사운드 트랙:
Calypso Music – David Rudder (…)
Pressure – 3 Canal (…)

구독해주시고 좋아요 눌러주시고 공유부탁드립니다!

Creole Kimchi Fried Rice (recipe) | 크리올 김치 볶음밥을 (as seen on a Cup of Joe)

Creole Kimchi Fried Rice (recipe) | 크리올 김치 볶음밥을

Serves 4


4 cups cold cooked jasmine rice

1 cup kimchi (homemade or you can purchase at Golden Bell)

3/4 cup buljol

1/2 carrot

1/2 onion

4 eggs

4 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon soy sauce

Salt and black pepper, to taste


1. Chop the kimchi into 1 cm pieces.

2. Dice the carrot and onion finely.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

4. Add the vegetable oil and stir-fry the onion until it turns translucent.

5. Add the buljol, carrot and kimchi.

6. Add the rice and soy sauce and  continue to stir-fry.

7. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

8. In a separate pan fry the eggs sunny-side up.

9. Serve the rice in individual bowls, each topped with an egg.


[VIDEO] What Trinis Want Koreans To Know (about Trini Culture) | 트리니 사람들이 한국인들에게 알리고 싶은 ‘트리니문화’는? [S01E07]

What aspects of Trini Culture do Trinis think Koreans will most enjoy? What things would you recommend?

트리니 사람들이 한국인들이 즐길만한 트리니 문화를 알려주었네요. 트리니 사람들에게 묻고싶은 질문들이 있다면 아래 코멘트로 남겨주세요!^_^

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Where the Caribbean and Korea meet.
캐리비안과 한국이 만나는 곳

EVENT: Sounds of Korea 2016

 The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in collaboration with the Korea Foundation (KF) and the Korean Traditional Music Association (KTMAA) presents Sounds of Korea 2016 a Korean Traditional Musical and Dance Concert on October 05, 2016 at the Daaga Auditorium, UWI from 5:30 pm.
For this event, the Embassy has invited traditional Korean musicians from the renowned Korean Traditional Music Association of America (KTMAA). Guests are expected to experience the commanding vocal skills of Korean artist and the beautiful Sounds of Korean musical instruments as well as dance performances. .
ADMISSION IS FREE!!!!! but on a First Come First Serve Basis. So come out and be a part of this cultural extravaganza!!!
Click Below to view the full program:

Where the Caribbean and Korea Meet | 캐리비안과 한국이 만나는 곳