Michiana's Menu: How Sunny's Korean Restaurant continues to bring "sunshine" to the community

Michiana’s Menu: How Sunny’s Korean Restaurant continues to bring “sunshine“ to the community

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- We could all use a little extra sunshine! This week on Michiana’s Menu, ABC57 gives you an inside look on Sunny’s Korean Restaurant. Sunny has been serving her delicious dishes to the community for over 30 years, since 1992. Many of her customers, loyal to her all of these years because, well, Sunny has the magic touch! Sunny is the only chef in the kitchen. Her dishes have no recipe, but rather, her natural eye for authenticity and taste.  

“I am the first here as a Korean restaurant nobody can put their mind to it because they were afraid they would not make it, but for me I do not have a choice whether I make it or not I have to open it,” says Sunny.  

Sunny not only hopes to help customers leave with a satisfied appetite, but also, more educated on Korean culture. However, her yummy dishes are just one part of her story. Her main role? Mom.

“Seeing my mom do it, I have wanted to do it, I know it is childish to say my mom can do it I can do it but looking in the background and seeing everything she’s sacrificed and all of the hard work she has put in. She got this restaurant, and it became her life,” says Patrick Kaminski, Sunny’s son.

It really is always sunny! Her love and energy make up every dish. People can even take the sunshine home. Sunny sells her sauces that she makes in house. Her products are what Sunny hopes to grow the most, that and time as a mother and grandmother.

“It’s been a wonderful, wonderful 29 years even though hard work. It did not bother me no matter how much hard work I do as long customers happy that makes my day. I want to reach all of the world with my product. I been in business for 31 years and I worked so hard, and I think it is time for me to enjoy my life,” says Sunny.  

You can find Sunny’s gourmet products at local Martins, Purple Porch Food Co-Op, and some Whole Foods. They are also available online here.

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