100 Favorite OC Dishes, #66: Hamshuka from Hummus Bowl

Protein party
Protein party
Anne Marie Panoringan

One of South County's newest eateries is tucked in the back of Mission Viejo's Union Market. Hummus Bowl's concept is simple enough: Have a delicious base product you could build upon. Selections range from a wild mushroom with caramelized onions to a Market Bowl with cauliflower, charred Brussels sprouts and red cabbage. Friendly and family owned, each order is crafted with a certain amount of care. 

Requesting their "Hamshuka" is a nod to shakshuka in Middle Eastern cuisine. Here, they take a simple tomato sauce and include red peppers, onions, garlic and spices before placing a soft-boiled egg on top. The slightly grainy consistency of my hummus was a yummy contrast to everything else, and made our meal extra hearty. The kitchen will even allow for more of a poached egg upon request. Scoop it up with a basket of soft pita bread, and question why nobody thought of this sooner.

Hummus Bowl is located inside Union Market Mission Viejo, at 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy, (949-625-6282).

The List:

67. The Reuben at A Market 
68. Everything Cake from Slice Deli And Cakery 
69. Spicy Shrimp And Eggplant from Brio Tuscan Grille
70. Crawfish Mac & Cheese from The Wharf
71. Malasadas from Dough Doughs Hawaiian Cafe 
72. Salsas from Salsa Bandolera 
73. Chorizo Breakfast Bagel at Spigas Bakery and Cafe 
74. Whole Chicken Combo at Falafelo  
75. Toothpick Lamb at Sichuan Impression 
76. Hainan Chicken Rice at Baos Hog 
77. Fruit- and Ice Cream-Topped Waffles at Crave 
78. Garlic Shrimp Poke at Costco 
79. Chimichurri Fries at Piaggo on Wheels 
80. Torta Cubana at Cancun Juice 
81. Adobo Bowl at Irenia 
82. Garlic Noodles at Krave Asian Fusion 
83. Broccolini at SeaSalt WoodFire Grill 
84. Spicy Tuna Roll at Yard House 
85. Amber Roll at Orange Roll and Sushi 
86. Frito Chili Cheeseburger at Burger Parlor 
87. Maui Sunrise at The Original Banzai Bowls 
88. Meals from The Performance Kitchen 
89. Pizza-Sized Quesadilla at Los Sanchez
90. Filipino Brunch at EATS Kitchen And Bar
91. Mexican Chocolate at the Pie Hole 
92. Biscuits at James Republic 
93. Mushroom Flatbread with Kale and Kumquat Salad at Lemonade 
94. Mexican-Style Gelatins from Santa Ana's Gelatina Goddess 
95. Hot Pastrami Caesar Salad at Bruxie
96. Jalapeño Pupusas at Las Cazuelas
97. Meatball Sliders at Fresh Brothers
98. Buffalo Cauliflower at Mead's Green Door Cafe
99. Raindrop Cake at Sunmerry Bakery
100. Doughrito at Surfin' Donuts


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