Okay, I know that the unicorn gimmick is super played out. We’ve had sugar-laden, over-the-top creations like the Unicorn Frappuccino and Unicorn Pizza that have tarnished the reputation of this colorful Instagram food.
This steamed, delicious dim sum, however, provide a fresh, inspired take on the fad. Not only are Momma Fung’s buns succulent and scrumptious, but they’re also flashy without being too flamboyant, and colorful without going too far. They maintain a simple look, but retain an Instagram-worthy charm.
Momma Fung started their unicorn bun business as a way to “reimagine a dim sum favorite,” and they’ve been able to do that by painting humble dim sum with a modern image. We’ve seen this before with Koi Palace’s Five-Flavor Xiao Long Bao, but what sets Momma Fung’s apart is their ability to take the overdone unicorn food trend and spin their own fresh take on it. Instead of overloading it with sugar and not caring as much about flavor, these pork buns are the perfect intersection of mouthwatering and eye-popping.
If you’re itching to get some of these buns, they’re available at the 626 Night Market in Los Angeles. Your Instagram feed and stomach will both be thanking you.