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


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!


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


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


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


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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