If you caught the first episode of this season’s “The Great Food Truck Race” on the Food Network, you know that the women of the Raleigh-based Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck overcame some obstacles.
Mainly that their truck had major engine trouble, broke down on the side of a highway and had to be towed to the competition site. Despite those setbacks, the women survived that round and are now one of the final three.
You will have to tune in at 9 p.m. Sunday on The Food Network to see how they do in the second to last episode. The trucks are competing for a $50,000 cash prize.
The truck was started by high school friends, Sophia Woo and Sunny Lin, who serve pho, a Vietnamese soup, and dumplings. The truck, initially called Dump Pho King, got on the road in April 2014.
When Woo and Lin needed extra help on the truck during food truck rodeos, they often called their friend, Becca Ruffin, another classmate from their days at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. So when they got cast to do the sixth season of The Food Network’s food truck competition show, Ruffin agreed to help. I chatted Thursday ...