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The joy and utter desolation of Yum Bun

Yum Bun

So big news…I chopped all my hair off. Like, totally off. I now look like Bradley Cooper in American Hustle except with shorter back and sides. But, being me I spent the entire day worrying about what I was going to have for dinner after the haircut. With my new Cooper pixie cut I bused, tubed and walked to what I thought would be my dinner salvation.


Yum Bun was everything I could ever have dreamed off. I would say hands down it is the best Asian I have had in London. They make the traditional chinese steamed buns, but pack them like pita pockets. I went for the pork and had the most succulent belly pork covered in hoi sin sauce, cucumbers and spring onions. I attempted to just have one, but the last bite was barely passed my lips before I was ordering my second. It was that good.

Yum Bun London

So I’ve told you about the joy, now comes the crushing desolation. The night that I discovered Yum Bun is also the night that it closed. Turns out that it was a pop-up restaurant that was at the end of its year long lease. Such a cruel world, just as I discover such beauty you make me live in the dark.

Yum Bun are looking for a new premises, and will be attending foodie events over the next few months so do yourself a favor and keep an eye out for them!




  1. January 4, 2014 / 7:10 am


  2. Lukas
    January 7, 2014 / 11:37 am

    I very randomly stumbled upon your blog, but as a fellow Bun enthusiast I thought I’d share where else you can find them!

    In London try:

    1. Bao – slightly different but also amazing – http://baolondon.com/
    2. Flesh & Buns – spin off of Bonne Daddies – an amazing Ramen place in soho – http://www.fleshandbuns.com/

    If you ever go an visit New York, and want to eat the original Pork Buns you must visit Momofuku Noodle Bar by David Chang – best re-invented Asian I ever had – http://momofuku.com/new-york/noodle-bar/

    Find me on Twitter for more news on buns and the likes – https://twitter.com/call_me_lukas