Well-received Phorale, the South Park mini-mart food counter specializing in a mash-up of Asian and Tex-Mex flavors that closed last January, will soon have new life as a food truck. Despite a tiny kitchen, Phorale became a cult favorite with dishes including twists on the banh mi sandwich, pho, spicy pork egg rolls, and curly fries smothered in habañero queso, cilantro aioli, and grilled spicy pork or marinated beef.
Phorale will make its debut as a food truck outside of Georgetown’s Bar Ciudad on March 23. Co-owners Young Cho and Jimmy Bui will open for business at 3 p.m., with music starting at 5 p.m. The truck’s schedule after the grand opening celebration is still TBD.
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To our Phorale family: We know it has been over a year since our candle has been blown out, but we have been working hard to bring you joy and happiness once again. A couple of guys whose start came from a humble corner in a South Park mini mart, has lead us to: Phorale The Flavor Trailer. To kick off such a joyous occasion of us going mobile, join us at @BARCIUDAD on March 23rd for our official Grand Opening party in the courtyard. The truck will be open for service at 1pm, Bar opens at 3pm, and the party starts at 5pm and will end at 10pm. This is a family friendly event until the festivities start in the evening. DJ On Mars, DJ OKbeats, DJ Dshookz will be coming at you live for your listening pleasure, a live Mariachi performance, and light apps will be served to go along with our cocktail collabs with Bar Ciudad. We are excited to once again share our love for food #thephoraleway. Our schedule will be released soon, but in the meantime for any catering and event requests for this upcoming spring and summer please email us at SpicyPork@phorale.com. Now tag a friend who you will be bringing to our launch! See you then! Sincerely Young and Jimmy. #thephoraleway #seattlefoodies #itstime
Cho recently became a part owner of popular food truck It’s Bao Time, which closed last month after four years. Cho has repurposed the It’s Bao Time truck for the rebirth of Phorale.