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Five Things to Know About Shin Toe Bul Yi
Korean barbecue, seafood, and soups make Shin Toe Bul Yi a local favorite for flavorful comfort food. Paired with a selection of sake and, often, an array of complimentary snacks, the restaurant's menu makes for a filling meal out. Read on for more about this Parkside eatery:
Order take-out for lunch, not dinner. Swarmed with hungry patrons, the restaurant eventually had to stop accepting supper pickup orders, so plan on a night out if you're craving bulgogi.
In fact, you may want to get there early. The same popularity that spelled the end of dinnertime carry-out means the dining room sometimes fills up fast.
Bring your appetite. Servers often bring out complimentary spicy tofu soup and banchan (small side dishes), such as kimchi, pickled daikon, and mackerel.
There's something for everyone. When fried chicken, grilled fish, short rib, and dumplings occupy the same menu as beef-intestine casserole, spicy calamari, and kimchi with tofu, it's likely you'll find a dish even if you're unfamiliar with Korean cuisine.
You can get Soju here. Opt for an authentic pairing by sipping soju—a vodka-like distilled rice—or Korean sake.