What to Eat at Pudong, Opening Tonight in the Former Mecca Space

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Remember how we told you about Pudong? Well, it will finally be bringing life back to the old Mecca digs (2029 Market) this evening, and the Shanghai-meets-France menu from chef Jason Xu (formerly of Shanghai 1930) is here for you to look at. We should have some photos up soon, but first: dim sum for dinner!

Appetizers

Minced Duck in Endive $12
Duck with water chestnuts, celery, green onion. Served on Endive with House-made plum sauce

Beef Tartare $10
Classical tartare of filet of beef, quail egg, toast points

Spring Rolls $7
Crispy petite spring rolls stuffed with julienne of fish, sprouts, chives. Served with sweet sour sauce and hot mustard

Wild Board Rillet $8
Pickled radishes and Apple Chutney

Dumpling in Chili Broth $9
Wonton style pork and ginger dumplings Bathedina Sichuan chili wine broth

Salt and Pepper Prawns $12
Prawns, fresh chili peppers, salt and pepper, green onion

Crabmeat Cheese Wonton $12
Cream cheese, Dungeness crab meat. Served with sweet sour spicy plum sauce

Roasted Vegetable Terrine $10
Seasonal vegetables, goat cheese, and chives

Pate de Champagne $10
Cornichons, wholegrain mustard, toast points

Soups and Salads

Pumpkin Wonton Soup $6
Pumpkin, Chicken broth, chive, pork wontons, shrimp, scallop

Crabmeat Corn Soup $7
Crabmeat, cream corn, celery, onion, carrots

Butternut Squash Soup $7
Dungeness crab, basil oil

Hot and Sour Soup $6
Bamboo shoots, bean curd, pork, tree ears

Bitter Green Aux Lardons $5
Bacon, Blue Cheese, chicken liver vinaigrette

Baby Wild Arugula Salad $5
Pickle shallots, candied walnuts, Sherry vinaigrette

Dim Sum Selection

Triple Steamer $12
Hargaw, Daiziguo, Shaolung Bao served with three dipping sauces

Steamed Shao Lung Bao $10
Double basket of world famous Shanghai steamed buns

Vegetables

Sichuan Green Beans $10
Flash-cooked with garlic and picked radish

Garlic Eggplant $12
Strips of Japanese Eggplant wok-braised in a tangy garlic sauce

Seasonal Vegetables $10
Sautéed vegetables and fine herbs

Rice and Noodles

Yang Chou Fried Rice $12
Shrimp, beef, chicken, carrots, green beans

Egg White Fried Rice $10
Egg whites and green onions

Chef’s Choice Lo Mein $12
(Choose of Beef, chicken, combination)
Celery, carrots, green onions

Seafood

Dragon Well Shrimp $16
Sautéed shrimp with Green Dragon Well tea leaves. Served with traditional black vinegar

Red Chili Prawns $16
Cooked in spicy chili sauce on a bed of wok fried leeks

Fish in Wine $17
Filet of Fish formed and served in a red wine verjus soya reduction with vine segments and grapes

Mackerel “Au gratin” $17
Pan seared Mackerel, potato/chard gratin, parsley pistou

Beef and Lamb

Sesame Beef $16
Lemon zest and sesame seeds

Grilled Filet of Beef $18
Celery root puree, Maitake mushrooms, wholegrain mustard sauce

Mango Basil Beef $18
Mango, Basil, onion

Beef Bourguignon $16
Pearl onions, chanterelles mushrooms, parsley

Red Hot Beef $16
Zuchinni, onion, green and red bell peppers, chili sauce

Mongolian Lamb $18
Rice noodle, green onion, red chili pepper

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb $18
Beluga Lentils, swiss chard, “mint jelee”

Poultry and Game

Firecracker Chicken $14
Sichuan dry-wok fried or Kung Pao method with dried chili peppers, chive buds

Chicken “Lily” Black Bean Sauce $14
Sliced breast of chicken, fresh sweet Lily Bulbs, asparagus, ferment black bean sauce

Shanghai Chicken $14
Minced breast of chicken, pine nuts, sweet sour and spice sauce, crispy Bok Choy

Whole Roasted Quail $14
Sugar pie pumpkin puree, Huckleberries demi, fine herbs

Chicken Roulade $14
Ras al Hanout, Bok Choy, carrot puree, pan jus

Pork

Ma Po Tofu with Pork $12
Tofu, minced Pork, Szechuan peppercorn, green onion

Pork Belly Confit $12
Glazed seasonal baby vegetables, pan jus, chive oil

Pork Strip with Garlic Sauce $12
Shredded Pork, celery, carrots, tree ears, onion, Chinese parsley


Pudong - 2029 Market Street - 415.252.0700 - Open Tuesday through Sunday, 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., with Happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. on weeknights, and a late-night menu served after 10 p.m.

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