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One of Seattle’s Best Food Trucks Is Shutting Down

It’s Bao Time is calling it quits, at least for now

It’s Bao Time is shutting down its food truck operations.
It’s Bao Time/Facebook

After four years in business, popular food truck It’s Bao Time announced it is closing after its scheduled appearances this week. The food truck ranks as one of Seattle’s best, thanks to its superb Taiwanese-style bao, airy steamed buns filled with ingredients like pork belly, fried chicken, and mushrooms.

The business announced news of its closure on Facebook, saying that it will end its run with an appearance at the Lunar New Year festival in the Chinatown-International District this Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To all our Bao family over the past 4 years, thank you for your support. Unfortunately, this week will be our last week...

Posted by It's Bao Time on Monday, February 25, 2019

It’s Bao Time could reemerge in the future, says co-owner Young Cho, who recently acquired a stake in the business. Cho says the truck’s founder, Sean Jen, may look to open a stationary restaurant riffing off of the truck’s menu, though there aren’t concrete plans in the works right now.

Cho, meanwhile, seems to be planning a reboot for his shuttered South Park restaurant Phorale, which served a cult favorite Asian-Tex Mex mash-up. Social media accounts for Phorale recently hinted at more news on the way, and Cho says to stay tuned for details.