Opening just two months ago, the precious Tam wonton noodle soup shop in Sellwood has closed to due to flooding. Eater has reached out for details but has yet to reach owners Ro and Simon Tam. Here's Tam's Facebook post explaining the scenario:
Yesterday morning we closed because our kitchen flooded. At first, we were optimistic about getting back up by today, but the damage was more severe than we anticipated. The original idea for Tam was to create a pop-up wonton noodle shop for the cold winter months, but it soon grew into something more. We feel so lucky to have been able to make delicious food for our community and, through this, honor our family legacy, especially our dad Sai Tam. We will be closing Tam for the time being so we can reconfigure and plan our next adventure! This won't be the last you see of our wonton shop—we already have some exciting ideas in the works! Thank you so much for all the love and support, we'll see you soon.
"Ideas in the works?" Sounds tasty, especially when you consider that Tam's signature wonton noodle soup is based on a recipe created by Ro and Simon's father, Sai. Speaking with Eater in February, Ro said her father worked nonstop to earn enough money to move his family to the United States, and one of his primary sources of income was selling homemade wonton noodle soup in Hong Kong.