Seattle has been something of a dining mecca for me for years. Almost a decade now in Spokane on the eastern side of Washington state hasn't changed this, and trips to the west side, at least for me, are planned around food. Mee Sum Pastry in Pike Place Market isn't just on the list, it has evolved into the symbolic first stop up arrival.
I tend to drive straight to the Market, find a place to park (usually a challenge) and make a bee line for this small vendor stall across the street from the main line of vegetable stalls. And I always order the same thing: a steamed pork hombow for $2.06.
I love the pillowy sweet dough and the BBQ pork tucked inside.
There are other things on the menu and someday I might try a few, but for now a pork hombow is the culinary marker that I'm back in Seattle, a city I love.
If you know of places other than the Mee Sum market stall for great hombow, please weigh in and let me know.