Mee Sum Pastries: "Cheap, Delicious Eats in the Market" Chinese / Japanese Cuisine Tip by Sunshine64

Chinese / Japanese Cuisine, Seattle: 34 reviews and 39 photos

Many things about Mee Sum defy what you may assume based on the name and the categorization of this eatery.

First of all, it's not a restaurant in the traditional sense.... it's a counter (in Pike Place Market) where you order your food. There is no place to sit other than the public benches, etc. around the market.

Second, while some of the pastries they sell are indeed sweet, what you should order at Mee Sum is a Humbow. I like the traditional BBQ pork, as well as the chicken and mushroom. If you've never had a Humbow before, you'll be a bit surprised by the sweetness of the dough surrounding the filling. It is a taste sensation. And it's $3 - including tax!

Third, most people think of rice when they think of Chinese food. I can't say for sure, but I don't think there is any rice on the menu.

Another treat I've tried is the crab wanton, which some of you may know as Crab Rangoon - the Americanized Chinise appetizer.

Address: 1526 Pike Place
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Storefront is near the south end of the market, on the street - not within the market structure.
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 10, 2006
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