Q: How did Shin La Restaurant start and how did they become so successful in Brattleboro?
A: Taemo and Yisoon Kim bought an Italian restaurant here from its Lebanese owner, they began adding Korean dishes to the menu in an effort to increase business. They initially struggled with sluggish sales, but as time progressed and more customers tasted their food they were a hit in town!
Q: What was Sushi Tuesdays?
A: Sushi Tuesdays was a weekly occurring event where Yisoon and Tae Mo prepared traditional Kimbap sushi. The demand for the delicious sushi grew so fast that they decided to open up a sushi bar next door.
Q: How much kimchi does Yisoon make in a year?
A: Can you guess? She makes approximately 180 jars of kimchi a year!
Q: Why does Shin La no longer provide banchan (small dishes of food served along with cooked rice in Korean cuisine)?
A: Yisoon and Tae Mo wanted to provide a traditional Korean dining experience that entailed the banchan dishes illustrated to the left, but the large amount of waste that resulted impelled us to discontinue the offering.
Q: What do you use in your cooking?
A: We use high-grade vegetable oil for all our cooking. Rest assured, we use no nuts in any of our dishes. We also add no MSG to our dishes, just love and care.