Our Spring Break Buns

By Michele Brown

Our family spent spring break in the Pacific Northwest.  We stayed in Seattle for three of those days, three blocks from Pikes Place Market.

We would wake every morning and stroll into the market for coffee and something to eat.  One morning while inside the market we made our way down stairs to the underground level.  Our oldest Max, noticed a small window that had sesame balls, barbecue pork buns, crab wontons, and fried spring rolls on display.  He asked if we could go back and take a look and of course we did.

Upon first site it didn’t look like anyone was even working the small place.   We cautiously walked up, an elderly lady opened the sliding glass window, we pointed to a sesame bun and bbq pork bun.  She wrapped them in white paper and we were on our way.

OMG…these buns were absolutely amazing! The dough was soft, fluffy and warm.  The sesame bun had a deliciously sweet bean paste in the center and the bbq pork was tender with a perfect sweet and savory combo.

We couldn’t believe how lucky we were that Max noticed this place–Pike Place Chinese Cuisine.  We ate these buns every morning for the next three days.  We actually went back and ordered a second round the last day of our visit.  This became our favorite culinary experience on the entire vacation.

I recommend making a stop at Pike Place Chinese Cuisine when you visit Pikes Place.  Share with us some of your favorite places for buns in Denver. We would love to try them.

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