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Lunch Combination for the Masses - available from Monday- Friday from 12:30 to 3pm.  For take-away & delivery, lunch combination includes your choice of entrée plus steamed rice, salad & spring-roll -   all for $9.50 ($10.50 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.

A NEW START

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   $9

Fried crisp with morsels of seasoned chicken inside - served with our sweet & sour sauce and spicy mustard for dipping

3 Lettuce cup   $13

Minced chicken or tofu, chopped green beans, carrot & jicama served with lettuce wrappers

4 Fried Gang of 4x4   $7

A batter-fried 4x4 matrix of shrimp, pineapple, mushroom, and snow pea

5 Eggplant pamphlet   $8

Five eggplant-bound volumes filled with shrimp or tofu propaganda

6 People's potstickers   $11

Pan-fried dumplings - herb-seasoned chicken or pork filling - or our black mushroom, bok choy, wood ear mushroom & smoked tofu filling

6a Bamboo steamer dumpling   $11

Herb-seasoned chicken or pork 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 roll   $2

One fried roll filled with chopped shrimp, spinach & egg filling

SOUPS

vegan broth available upon request

7 Peace not war wonton   $11

Mushrooms, shrimp, chicken, zucchini, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, carrots & chicken wonton dumplings in our delicious home-style chicken broth

7a Model citizen noodle soup   $11

 Huge bowl! herbs, vegetables & choice of protein with home-made noodles in a traditional soy broth

8 Egg flower   $8

Delicate egg, zucchini, snow pea, carrot, cilantro & tomato in our home-made vegetable broth

9 Hot & sour   $8

Tofu, tomato & wood-ear mushroom in the famously tasty spicy vegetable broth

10 Spinach, tofu & black mushroom   $8

 

SALADS

11 One dollar   $1

Lettuce, cucumber & shredded carrots with our sweet & light vinegar-soy dressing

12 Crispy   $10

Choice of chicken, shrimp or smoked tofu - lettuce, cucumber & jicama garnished with carrots, green onions, ground peanut, cilantro, black sesame seeds & creamy sesame dressing. For $2 more have shrimp or smoked tofu instead of chicken.

13 Spinach   $10

Fresh spinach leaves, mushrooms, bean sprouts, fresh mango, tomato, chicken with creamy sesame dressing. For $2 more have shrimp or smoked tofu instead of chicken.

 

RICE & HOMEMADE NOODLES

Protein choice of pork, chicken, soft tofu, fried tofu.  Shrimp, sole, beef, or smoked tofu - $2 more.

14 Bok choy over chow fun   $12

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   $12

Fresh home-made wheat-flour noodles with bok choy, tomato, bean sprout, shredded carrot, mushroom, onion & choice of protein. Try whole-wheat or buckwheat noodles for $2 more.

15a Curry rice-stick  $13

Stir fried with onion, celery, bean sprouts, seasoned egg & Madras curry - choice of protein

15b Dan Dan Mian  $13

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 home-made noodles, seasoned minced pork or beef, blanched spinach, bean sprouts, and shredded carrots mixed with our chili sesame sauce. Indicate desired spicy level 1, 2, or 3

16 Hong Kong noodle  $13

Wok-fried bed of wheat-flour noodles with sumptuously saucy vegetables - try this with fish

17 Fried rice  $10

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  $14

Steamed Jasmine or Brown Rice $1.50 (pint)

ENTRÉES

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

18 Kung pao   $14

Onion, green onion, bell-pepper, carrot, peanut, & Sichuan pepper together in the world-famous style

19 Orange-ginger   $15

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   $14

Choice of protein with broccoli, zucchini, onion, mushroom & carrot in a hearty garlic black-bean sauce

21 Sweet & sour   $14

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   $14

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   $13

Green beans braised with black bean sauce - highly addictive! Protein choice not included

24 Mapo tofu   $13

Meat and vegetables stewed with soft tofu in spicy sauce direct from Sichuan Province

25 Sesame & yam   $14

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   $13

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   $13

Tender sliced chicken, snow peas & white mushroom in our Shaoxing wine sauce

28 Countryside commune eggs   $11

Seasoned egg with fresh tomato, green onion, garlic & ginger. Protein choice not included

29 Long March camp-fry   $12

Chinese cabbage, snow pea, tomato, wood-ear mushroom, white mushroom, zucchini & bean sprouts. Protein choice not included

33 Sautéed spinach &/or bok choy   $12  protein choice not included

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   $13

Sweet & spicy wok-sautéed young eggplant with choice of protein

35 Coconut curry   $13

Green beans, eggplant, tomato, broccoli, black mushroom, carrot, onion & bokchoy with choice of protein

36 Garlic    $13

Onion, bell pepper, carrot & broccoli with generous garlic & a touch of Vietnamese fish sauce

37 Salt & pepper    $11 veggie, $15 seafood

Choice of delicately batter-fried seafood or vegetables - seasoned with fresh green hot chili-peppers, onions, white pepper & sea salt

38 Weiwuer lamb    $16

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 mountain lamb    $16

Slices of lamb, leek & jalapenos stir-fried with preserved black beans & our secret sauce

 

POTABLES

Jasmine iced tea  $3

Fresh home-made ginger-ale  $5   Fresh home-made lemonade  $5

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

Fountain soda  $3    Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite

San Pellegrino $5 large

 

SWEET THINGS

Red bean pastries   $5

Six small pastries made from sweet rice flour, cooked fresh each order!

Chocolate pineapple   $8

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.