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Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck owners to open MOFU Shoppe in Raleigh’s City Market

Becca Ruffin, Sophia Woo and Sunny Lin in front of The Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck, which won season six of the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race.”
Becca Ruffin, Sophia Woo and Sunny Lin in front of The Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck, which won season six of the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race.” Courtesy of The Food Network

The owners of the Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck, winner of the sixth season of the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race,” are opening a restaurant in downtown Raleigh.

One of the food truck owners, Sunny Lin, said “We hope to open by May if not sooner.”

Lin and co-owner Sophia Woo, are opening MOFU Shoppe at 321 Blount St., in Raleigh’s City Market.

About the menu, Lin said, “It’s an extension of the food truck without the paper plates.”

Instead, Lin said, there will be “real plates, real glasses and with alcohol.”

Woo and Lin, who met at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, started the truck in April 2014. The truck, initially called Dump Pho King, serves pho, a Vietnamese soup, and dumplings.

The women rebranded the truck as Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck before appearing on the Food Network show in 2015. When Woo and Lin got cast to do the food truck competition, they recruited their high school friend, Becca Ruffin. The trio won the show, taking home the $50,000 prize.

The pair still plan to keep the truck on the road for their regular lunch spots and special events, such as food truck rodeos.

The restaurant will be open for dinner at first, add lunch and brunch later, and will offer catering.

Info: mofushoppe.com

Andrea Weigl: 919-829-4848, @andreaweigl

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