1. Mee Sum Pastry
Pike Place Market, 1526 Pike Place; 206.682.6780
Beef curry bun—soft bread, sweet crumbly topping and rich, savory filling inside.
Mini ube bread—soft bread stuffed with bright purple yam. Photograph by Despi Delite
Smoked salmon brioche—a cube of buttery bread filled with black-pepper-flecked fish. Photograph by Despi Delite
Barbecued pork bun—the platonic ideal of a classic. Photograph by Regent Bakery
Egg custard bun—bright yellow custard baked inside delicate buns. Photograph by Adam Eberhardt