Sunday, 17 March 2013

Yum Bun

After 5 + City Pig’s summary

Oriental/Street food
£3.50 for one bun or £6 for two buns. 
·         Healthy scale 3.5/5
Steamed bun has no oil and meat cuts seem to be tender cuts and lean.
·         3.5/5 – Food
·       4/5 – Service (Yum Bun customers may bring their buns and eat inside the Rotary Bar and Diner which is right next door. There is a door linking the two eateries.)
·         3.5/5 – Comfort of dining in (Only assessed if you are eating your buns in the Rotary Bar and Diner.
·         3.5/5 - Value
·         3.5/5 – Overall rating
·         Snacking/Street food/Night time munchies
·         Light lunch/dinner
31 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 2BJ. Nearest tube station is Old Street Station.
Opening times
Monday to Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm for lunchtime trading.
Thursday to Saturday: 6-10pm for evening trading.
Eat in/Takeaway:
Eat-in and take-away. Note: Eat-in next door at the Rotary Bar and Diner is allowed as there is not really any space to eat at Yum Bun. 
Recommended dishes & drinks
·         Classic Pork yum bun with hoi sin sauce.
Vegetarian dishes
Suitable for Vegetarians.There is a vegetarian option.
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Yum Bun just opened in Old Street right next to the new Rotary Bar and Diner. This place offers soft white steamed buns filled with either pork, beef, mushroom and chicken options.

The classic bun is the pork bun, filled with hoi sin sauce and spring onions and cucumbers  This creation is very similar to a duck hoi sin wrap but minus the duck.

This definitely works, as the bun is very soft, moreish and the pork tender and moist with the hoi sin sauce. At £3.50 a bun, this really is an affordable snack. The only problem is that you probably could definitely eat more than one.

I am intrigued about the other options and whether the other combinations works just as well. Steamed buns or oriental style buns could be the new street food trend and I always have craved for something like this to arrive in London. I could do with a bubble tea in one hand and a yum bun in the other. This would be the perfect combination.

Just as people enjoy the pub crawl, a food crawl might be the latest trend we see in London. I hope there will be more places like Yum bun where you can eat one snack and then move to the next food stall. 

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