This Super Popular Food Truck Just Opened Its First Restaurant In Ottawa
One of Ottawa's favorite food truck Gongfu Bao just opened their first brick and mortar shop at Bank and Gilmour. Currently, open four days a week as part of their soft opening, Gongfu Bao's officially opens at the end of August.
Owner, Tarek Hassan started his food truck in 2013 by using a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the purchase of his food cart. After the success of his food cart, he turned to crowdfunding on Indiegogo to raise $20,365 for the restaurant at 365 Bank Street. Backers of the Indiegogo campaign were able to earn exclusive perks such as clothing, a class on how to make bao or even free bao for life!
Gongfu Bao specializes in bao, a Chinese steamed bun filled with meat or vegetables. At the new Bank Street restaurant, you will be able to order a variety of handcrafted steamed bao, including maple BBQ pork, fried chicken, and grilled cheese. The menu offers vegetarian and vegan options, along with several non-bao options like dumplings, wonton noodles, rice dish, and wonton chips and dip. To drink Gongfu Bao offers house-made refreshing ginger-lime or Sichuan-cherry sodas or Hong Kong milk tea.
The new Bank Street location is the perfect spot for a quick, affordable meal, with many of the items being around $10. There also will be a take-out window so you can grab fresh bao to-go. For more information, you can check out Gongfu Bao's website.