On Dec.11, Yum Bunz, the Westside “Dim Sum Fast” concept from Mike Blum, founder of the Real Chow Baby, and Guy Wong, chef/owner of Miso Izakaya, announced via Facebook that it would closed “for the rest of the year.”
Now, after only being open since July, Yum Bunz has closed for good, according to a post on the Miso Izakaya Facebook page. It seems bad reviews of its signature steamed bao (buns) — which were being made in an off site factory, shipped frozen, and reheated at the restaurant — are to blame.
“My apologies to the ones who did not enjoy it,” Wong wrote in the post. “I will take this opportunity in the future to do a better job. I appreciate the given chance.”
But many well-wishers and Wong fans responded that Yum Bunz would be missed.
What do you think? A sad goodbye, too soon? Or a half-steamed concept?
— Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.