Lunch Combination for the Masses - available all afternoon from 11:30am to 5pm.  For take-away & delivery, lunch combination includes your choice of entree plus steamed rice, salad & spring-roll -   all for $8.50 ($9.50 for seafood & smoked tofu entrees)

This is for you! When Mao reviewed troops and praised their hard work, their response was "Wei renmin fuwu!" Here we say the same, "In service of the people!"   We aim to accommodate special requests, substitutions, and diets whenever possible.   Please ask us.  We can prepare most of our dishes with any restricted foods omitted (meat, wheat, salt, &c). We also can exchange meat for tofu, cashew, almond, or peanut - & also chicken or fish stock for vegetable stock in our soups & sauces.


1 Beijing Spring roll   One scrumptious vegetarian spring roll for  $1

1a Peasants' onion pancake $8
So good!  Have as an appetizer or eat it up along with an entrée

2 Crunchy wonton $8
Fried crisp with morsels of seasoned chicken inside - served with our sweet & sour sauce and spicy mustard for dipping
3 Lettuce cup $11
Minced chicken or tofu, chopped green beans, carrot & jicama served with lettuce wrappers
4 Fried Gang of 4x4 $6
A batter-fried 4x4 matrix of shrimp, pineapple, woodear mushroom, and snow pea
5 Eggplant pamphlet $8
Five eggplant-bound volumes filled with shrimp or tofu propaganda
6 People's potstickers $10
Pan-fried dumplings - herb-seasoned chicken filling - or our black mushroom, bok choy, wood ear mushroom & smoked tofu filling
6a Bamboo steamer dumpling $10
Herb-seasoned chicken filling - or our black mushroom, bok choy, wood ear mushroom & smoked tofu filling
6b Shrimp & spinach dumplings $12
Six dumplings filled with herb marinated shrimp, spinach & delicately fried egg - each order freshly made & steamed
6c Shrimp & spinach rolls $2
One fried roll filled with chopped shrimp, spinach & egg filling
88 Cha shao bbq pork $10
Sliced and served with hoisin and sesame seeds

vegan broth available upon request

7 Peace not war wonton $10
Mushrooms, shrimp, chicken, zucchini, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, carrots & chicken wonton dumplings in our delicious home-style chicken broth - for $2 add cha shao bbq pork
7a Model citizen noodle soup $11
 Huge bowl! herbs, vegetables & beef with wheat-flour egg-noodles in a light bonito broth
8 Egg flower $7
Delicate egg, zucchini, snow pea, carrot, cilantro & tomato in our home-style chicken broth
9 Hot & sour $6 large, $3 small
Tofu, tomato & wood-ear mushroom in the famously tasty spicy chicken broth
10 Spinach, tofu & black mushroom $7


11 One dollar $1
Lettuce, cucumber & shredded carrots with our sweet & light vinegar-soy dressing
12 Crispy $10 (shrimp or smoked tofu $1 more)
Choice of chicken, shrimp or smoked tofu - lettuce, cucumber & jicama garnished with carrots, green onions, ground peanut, pickled ginger, cilantro, black sesame seeds & dressing. For 1$ more have grilled shrimp or smoked tofu instead of chicken.
13 Spinach $10
Fresh spinach leaves, mushrooms, bean sprouts, fresh mango, tomato, grilled chicken & almonds with our sweet, light, vingar-soy dressing. For 1$ more have grilled shrimp or smoked tofu instead of chicken.

Protein choice of pork, chicken, soft tofu, fried tofu, almond, peanut or cashew. Cha shao bbq pork, shrimp, sole, beef, or smoked tofu - $1 more.

14 Bok choy over chow fun $10
Wide rice-flour noodles, bok choy, bean sprouts, onion, tomato, green onion, shredded carrot & choice of protein - most popular street food in Canton Province.
15 Fresh vegetables over lo mien $10
Thin wheat-flour egg-noodles with bok choy, tomato, bean sprout, shredded carrot, mushroom, onion & choice of protein. Try our homemade whole-wheat or buckwheat noodles for $2 more.
15a Curry rice-stick $12
Stir fried with onion, celery, bean sprouts, seasoned egg & Madras curry - choice of protein
15b Dan Dan Mian $12
Originally served from the pole-carried baskets of waling vendors on the streets of old Chengdu, this popular noodle dish is now a classic of Sichuan cuisine. Boiled fresh homemade noodle, seasoned minced pork, blanched spinach, bean sprouts, and shredded carrots mixed with our chili sesame sauce. Indicate desired spicy level 1, 2, or 3
16 Hong Kong chow mien $12
Wok-fried bed of wheat-flour egg-noodles with sumptuously saucy vegetables - try this with fish (add1$)
17 Fried rice $8
White or brown rice, shredded egg, snow pea & carrot with bean sprouts, green onion & choice of protein - try with cashew or add $2 to enjoy chairman's treatment of extra scrambled egg on top
17a Curry Pineapple Fried Rice with Shrimp & Cashew $12
Served in a pineapple skin - choose jasmine or brown rice.

Steamed Jasmine or Brown Rice $1.50 (pint)

Protein choice of pork, chicken, soft tofu, fried tofu, almond, peanut or cashew. Shrimp, sole, beef, or smoked tofu - $2 more.  Vegan sauces available upon request.  Rice sold separately.

18 Kungpao $12
Onion, green onion, bell-pepper, carrot, peanut & Sichuan pepper together in the world-famous style
19 Orange-ginger $13
Lightly batter-fried slices of chicken served in our renowned sauce of fresh oranges, fresh ginger, dried tangerine peel, green onions & Sichuan peppers, garnished with blanched broccoli
20 Black-bean $12
Choice of protein with broccoli, zucchini, onion, mushroom & carrot in a hearty garlic black-bean sauce
21 Sweet & sour $12
Pineapple, onion, cucumber & bell pepper in our own all-natural extremely tasty sweet & sour sauce with your choice of pork, chicken, cashew, shrimp or fish - each available either batter or stir fried
22 Mao's Hometown $12
Made just like Mao's mama's in Hunan Province! Smoked tofu & wood ear mushroom in our lightly spicy house sauce - for this dish we recommend fish or shrimp
23 Long-life beans $12
Green beans braised with black bean sauce - highly addictive!
24 Mapo tofu $11
Meat and vegetables stewed with soft tofu in spicy sauce direct from Sichuan Province
25 Sesame & yam   $13
Slices of lightly batter-fried choice of protein, snow pea, fresh tomato & yam in spicy-sweet sauce with sesame seeds - this recipe comes from the 1911 revolutionary capitol, Nanjing
26 Qingjiao rousi $11
Try your Chinese pronunciation on this! Shredded pork & marinated, roasted tofu with green & red bell-peppers stir-fried in our light country-style sauce
27 Mushroom chicken $12
Tender sliced chicken, snow peas & white mushroom in our Shaoxing wine sauce
28 Countryside commune eggs $9
Seasoned egg with fresh tomato, green onion, garlic & ginger
29 Long March camp-fry $11
Chinese cabbage, snow pea, tomato, wood-ear mushroom, white mushroom, zucchini & bean sprouts
33 Sautéed spinach &/or bok choy $10
Wok-sautéed with just a little oil, green onion & garlic, then served in its own broth - a deliciously light treat & a beautiful accompaniment to richer entrées
34 Sichuan eggplant $12
Sweet & spicy wok-sautéed young eggplant with choice of protein
35 Coconut curry $12
Green beans, eggplant, tomato, broccoli, black mushroom, carrot, onion & bokchoy with choice of protein
36 Garlic $11
Onion, bell pepper, carrot & broccoli with generous garlic & a touch of Vietnamese fish sauce
37 Salt & pepper $10 veggie, $12 seafood
Choice of delicately batter-fried seafood or vegetables - seasoned with fresh green hot chili-peppers, onions, white pepper & sea salt
38 Weiwuer lamb $13
A very popular street food from remote ancient silk road region in northwest China... sea salt, cumin & chili powder with sliced lamb, cashew, jicama, onion & cilantro - fast cooked in the wok
39 Shao montain lamb $13
Slices of lamb, leek & jalapenos stir-fried with preserved black beans & our secret sauce


Jasmine iced tea  $3

Fresh home-made ginger-ale  $3

Fresh-squeezed juices at Melrose Avenue location only
Orange $4.5, Carrot $4.5, Green Scare! $6

Hot teas by the pot  $3 per person - see our specials list for the current selection from our kitchen & around the world

Fountain soda  $2
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Root Beer

San Pellegrino $5 large


Red bean pastries $5
Six small pastries made from sweet rice flour, cooked fresh each order!

Chocolate pineapple $7
One-quarter of a freshly sliced pineapple served with a rich, warm, intensely chocolate dipping sauce

 Toasty tea

When the farmers of northern China are busy at work, they like nothing better than to have some tea freshly brewed from toasted grains brought to them in the field.  This favorite drink is tasty & refreshing - & naturally without caffeine.