Atlanta has been waiting for the opening of Yum Bunz with eager anticipation. Today is the day to experience the collaboration between Miso Izakaya's Guy Wong and Real Chow Baby's Mike Blum with Executive chef Chris Lee. Plenty of parking awaits in the deck next to the spot. Fresh, quality ingredients served up fast and friendly.
The space is bright, clean, and spacious with large booths, tables, and communal picnic-like tables down the center. Hand painted pop art murals are vibrant and stunning to inspect as you wait for your order to be brought to your seat. I can't help but notice the pops of red throughout the space and feel its symbolic joyousness it is supposed to impart in Chinese tradition. This place is cheerful.
Griddled pork and chive dumplings.
There is also a vegetarian option.
The bao--perfect palm-of-your-hand-sized yeast dough amply filled yet less than 180 calories each. They make for a perfect portable meal. A box of six is a mere $8.69. You won't be confused by which bao is which with thoughtful paper labels on the bottom of each.
Noodle Bowls: choose a base (white or brown rice, quinoa, rice or gluten free egg noodles), choose a protein (chicken, beef, tofu), & choose a sauce (teriyaki, red curry, green curry, pad Thai).