Toronto Underground Market pop up Hot Bunzz opens a new Midtown shop

Toronto Underground Market pop up Hot Bunzz opens a new Midtown shop

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The latest TUM startup to transform from a popular market one-off to a permanent bricks-and-mortar version, joining other underground market alum Rock Lobster Co., La Carnita, Lisa Marie and Seven Lives, is Chinese bao spot Hot Bunzz. The owner Mark Oliver opened a small shop inside the Urban Bistro at the corner of Yonge and St. Clair today, serving his unconventional takes on the traditional Chinese snack, like Thai basil beef, elk braised in red wine and bison short ribs in bulgogi sauce.