Yum Bunz, the quick serve Chinese concept from Mike Blum, founder of the Real Chow Baby, and Guy Wong, chef/owner of Miso Izakaya, finally opened in July after a long series of delays. But on Dec. 11 the “Dim Sum Fast” spot on Atlanta’s Westside announced via Facebook that it will be closed “for the rest of the year.”
Of course, it begs the question: Are bad reviews of its signature steamed bao (buns) to blame?
There was a buzz when it was discovered that the buns were being made in an off site factory, shipped frozen, and reheated in the restaurant. Maybe the timeout is to get Yum Bunz retooled to be more yummy?
Have you tried Yum Bunz? What did you think?
— By Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.