1526 Pike Pl

85 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

It might sound like an unlikely combination, but go with it. Envision: a big yeasty roll, slightly sweet, browned just to perfection, soft and filled with Chinese barbeque pork -- that’s hum bao. Get some at Mee Sum Pastry in Seattle‘s Pike Place Market. It’s literally a hole-in-the-wall. In fact, it has been voted Seattle’s “best hole-in-the-wall.” Sweet. Savory. Bread. Meat. On an overcast day with a salty wind coming off Elliott Bay--Pacific NW/Chinese comfort food. On my first visit, and then during the decade that I called Seattle home, I was a regular at Mee Sum. Have a taste, and you’ll become one too... [For those familiar with dim sum--think of ‘hum bao’ as ‘char siu bao’ on steroids!]

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