About Us

Ms Chi

Ms Chi Cafe™ showcases Chef Shirley Chung’s passion for progressive Chinese American cuisine. In addition to her unique culinary creations inspired by traditional authentic northern-style dumplings, noodle bowls, fried rice, specialty Boba and milk teas, and coffee drinks; Chef Shirley’s personality shines in the house-made Mr. Chi Chinese spiced pastrami and scallion pancake sandwich plus her Top Chef winning dish –Jumbo Cheeseburger Potstickers with a tomato bacon jam.

Ms Chi Cafe might be a Chinese American restaurant but the quality of the food is up to par with any fine dining establishment. We only utilize the highest quality local fresh produce and spices and everything is house made including our breads, dumpling wrappers, noodles, sauces, and more.

Whether you’re looking for a fast casual dining experience for breakfast and lunch, or a more traditional table-service for dinner, we look forward to serving you and welcoming you to our family.

Lunch

House Made Dumplings & Baos

Chicken Jiaozi $10
(8pc) Scallions, Five Spice

Vegan Garden $10
(8pc) Spicy Tofu Aioli, Pickled Cauliflower (V, S)

Sizzling Pork Potstickers $10
(8pc) Fennel, Scallions

Wontons in Chili Oil $10
(8pc) Pork, Shrimp, Sichuan Pickled Vegetable (S)

Baby Chi Pork Bao $9
(2pc) Scallion Bao, Red Braised Pork Belly, Mushrooms

Scallion Pancake Sandwiches & Salads

all sandwiches come with a side salad or Salt & Pepper Tots; Add Boba Tea for $3

Mr. Chi Sandwich $14
Chinese Spiced Pastrami, Beijing Mustard Vinaigrette

Californian Monk Sandwich $14
Roasted Mushrooms, Hoisin, Bean Sprouts (V)

Chinese Chicken Salad $12
Pickled Vegetables, Wonton Crisps, Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Side Salad $6
Pickled Vegetables, Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette (G.F, V)

Dumpling Combos

Choose Wontons,
Chicken, Pork or Vegan Dumplings $14
With Side Salad or Vegetable Fried Rice

Rice & Noodles

Kung Pao Tofu $11
Fried Silken Tofu, Heirloom Baby Carrots, Toasted Hazelnuts (G.F, V)

Hong Kong Minced Beef $13
Caramelized Onions, Soft Egg, Cilantro, Jasmine Rice (G.F)

Beef & Green Bean Stir Fry $14
Cumin Marinated Beef, Jasmine Rice

Roasted Chicken $12
Bean Sprouts, Scallion Ginger Dressing, Jasmine Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice $10
Roasted Veggies, Tamari, Chives (G.F)
Add Chicken +$3 Add Shrimp +$4

Beijing Eggplant Noodles $12
Hand-Cut Noodles, Watermelon Radish, Cucumbers (V)

Chilled Sesame Noodles $12
Beijing Sesame Sauce, Shredded Chicken, Chili Oil (S)

Vegetable Chow Mein $10
Seasonal Vegetables (V)
Add Chicken +$3 Add Shrimp +$4

Sides

Radish & Citrus Salad $7
Shaved Radishes, Ruby Grapefruit, Mint (G.F, V)

Pea Shoots $8
Aged Soy, Ginger (V)

Salt & Pepper Tots $6
Sichuan Chili, Confit Fresno Chili (G.F, V, S)

Jasmine Rice $2

Dessert

Ice Cream $6
Vanilla – Sorbet

Mochi Donuts $3
Black Sesame; Chocolate; Matcha (G.F)

Brunch

Brunch Served 10:00 am - 2:00pm / Sat & Sun

HOUSE MADE Dumplings & Baos

Fried Breakfast Wontons $7
(6pc) Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Cheddar, Chili Ketchup

Vegan Garden $11
(8pc) Spicy Tofu Aioli, Pickled Cauliflower (V, S)

Chicken Jiaozi $11
(8pc) Scallions, Five Spice

Sizzling Pork Potstickers $11
(8pc) Fennel, Scallion

Cheeseburger Potstickers $12
***Top Chef Winning Dish***
(3pc) Cheddar Cheese, Bacon Jam

Wontons in Chili Oil $11
(8pc) Pork & Shrimp, Sichuan Pickled Vegetable

Peas & Carrots $8
(4pc) Crystal Wrapper, Edamame, Roasted Carrots (G.F, V)

Red Scallop Dumplings $10
(4pc) Beet Crystal Wrapper, Scallop Mousse (G.F)

Baby Chi Pork Bao $9
(2pc) Scallion Bao, Red Braised Pork Belly, Mushrooms

Rice, Porridge & More

Hong Kong Minced Beef $13
Crispy Garlic, Cilantro, Soft Egg (G.F) Choice of: Tots or Rice

Breakfast Scallion Pancake Sandwich $13
Farm Eggs, Bacon, Hoisin Sauce, Pesto Salad

Shrimp and Rice Grits $12
Gulf Shrimp, Chili Oil, Crispy Oats (G.F)

Brown Rice Porridge $11
Salt and Pepper Crispy Tofu, Soft Egg, Edamame, Sesame Oats (G.F, Vegetarian)

Kung Pao Tofu $13
Fried Silken Tofu, Heirloom Baby Carrots, Toasted Hazelnut, Jasmine Rice (G.F, V)

Bacon Fried Rice $12
Soft Egg, Scallions, Crispy Shallots (G.F)

Noodles and Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad $12
Pickled Vegetables, Wonton Crisps, Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Spicy Pastrami Chilled Sesame Noodles $12
Chinese Spice Pastrami, Sesame Sauce, Crushed Chili (S)

Shrimp Chow Mein $15
Gulf Shrimp, Seasonal Vegetables

Vegetable Chow Mein $12
Five Spice Pressed Tofu, Seasonal Vegetables (V)

Beijing Eggplant Noodles $12
Hand Cut Noodles, Watermelon Radish, Cucumbers (V)

Donuts & Dessert

Mochi Donut $3
Chocolate Glaze; Black Sesame: Matcha Glaze (G.F)

Ice Cream $6
Vanilla – Sorbet

HedgeHog Bao $8
Dark Chocolate, Sesame Granola, Vanilla Ice Cream

Sides

Salt & Pepper Tots $6
Sichuan Chili, Confit Fresno Chili (G.F, V, S)

Pea Shoots $8
Aged Soy, Ginger (V)

Jasmine Rice $2

Dinner

HOUSE MADE DUMPLINGS

JUMBO CHEESEBURGER POTSTICKERS $12
(3 pcs) Chef Shirley’s Top Chef winning dish w/ Bacon Tomato Jam

CHICKEN JIAOZI $11
(8 pcs) Five spice/ Scallions

PORK POTSTICKERS $11
(8 pcs) Fennel / Scallions

WONTONS IN CHILI OIL (S) $11
(8 pcs) Pork / Shrimp / Sichuan Pickled Vegetables

PEAS & CARROTS (GF / V) $8
(4 pcs) Crystal Wrapper / Edamame / Roasted Carrots

VEGAN GARDEN DUMPLINGS (V / S) $11
(8 pcs) Spicy Tofu Aioli / Pickled Cauliflower

Classic Starters / Sides

WONTON SOUP (S) $12
Pork & Shrimp Wontons / Chicken Shrimp Broth / Cabbage

CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD $12
Pickled Veggies / Wonton Crisps/ Sesame Ginger Dressing

SALT AND PEPPER SHRIMP (GF / S) $10
Gulf Shrimp / Confit Fresno Chili / Garlic Aioli

BABY BOK CHOY $8
Chicken Broth / Ginger

SAUTÉ PEA SHOOTS (V) $8
Aged Soy / Garlic

Chef Shirley’s Progressive Creations

STEAK AND BROCCOLI $20
Skirt steak/ Broccolini/ Black Pepper Sauce

KUNG PAO TOFU (GF / V / S) $14
Fried Silken Tofu / Baby Carrots / Toasted Hazelnuts

RADISH & CITRUS SALAD (GF / V) $8
Shaved Radish / Ruby Grapefruit / Mint

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS (V) $8
Spicy Garlic Sauce

Classic Entrees

ORANGE CHICKEN (GF) $15
Orange Glaze / Orange Segments / Fennel

SWEET AND SOUR BABY BACK RIBS $16
Shanghai Style

HONEY WALNUT SHRIMP $19
Plum Sauce Aioli / Candied Walnuts

CRISPY CHICKEN $19
Pasture Raised Local Chicken / Scallion & Ginger Dressing / Bean Sprouts

Rice & Noodles

BEIJING ZHAJIANG MEIN $18
Hand Cut noodles / Pork Belly Ragu / 6 Seasonal Garnishes

CHOW MEIN
Cumin Beef Chow Mein $14
Chicken Chow Mein $14
Shrimp Chow Mein $15
Seasonal Vegetable $12

CHILLED SESAME NOODLES (V) $11
Hand Cut Noodles/ Sesame Sauce/ Cucumbers & Radish

FRIED RICE (GF)
Seasonal Vegetables $12
Scallops $14
Shrimp $14
Chicken $14

STEAMED JASMINE RICE (GF) $2

DRINKS

WINES

Sparkling

BTG /Bottle

POEMA CAVA   
$10 / $40

CONUNDRUM   
— / $52

White

BTG / Bottle

EMMOLO SAUVIGNON
$11 / $44

LUMOS PINOT GRIS
$12 / $48

CLIMAT CHARDONNAY
$12 / $48

THREE PEARS
$10 / $40

Red

BTG / Bottle

TINTO REY ROSE
$11 / $44

RITA’S EARTH PINOT 
$12 / $50

FOUR VIRTUES CABERNET
$12 / $48

ALEXANDER MERLOT
$11 / $44

CARICATURE
$10 / $40

COCKTAILS

CASE OF THE MONDAYS $10
Beer & Soju Shot

DIRTY THAI TEA $12
Espresso infused SOJU, Thai Tea, Boba Pearls

PASSION PROJECT $12
Passion Fruit, Orange, Lemon, Tozai Sake, Cava

LYCHEE LYFE $12
Fresno Chili infused Soju, Lychee, Lemon

ROSEBERRY FIZZ $13
Rosé, Sake, Strawberry, Egg White

FAR EAST SIDE $13
Petrov, Cucumber, Mint, Elderflower

PASSIONATE PEPPER $13
Agave Azul, Lime, Passionfruit, Pepper

CHINESE NAVY $13
English Crown, Lemon, Orgeat, Bitters

MS CHI SPRITZ $13
Aperol, Bubbly, Orange

SAKE

TOZAI
$8 (glass)

JOTO
$9 (glass)

MOMOKAMA
$21 (300ml)

BEERS

BOTTLES

BUDDHA
$9

YANJING
$8

DRAFT

ALLAGASH WHITE
$7

BOOMTOWN IPA
$8

ROTATING
$8

NON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

SOLE WATER
$6

SOLE SPARKLING
$6

COKE, DIET COKE, SPRITE
$3

COFFEE & TEA

Coffee

Cold Brew
12oz- $3.95 16oz- $4.50

Cafe au Lait
12oz- $2.95 16oz- $3.50

Espresso Drinks

Espresso (double shot)
$2.50

Latte
$4.25

Cappuccino
$3.25

Mocha
$4.75

Americano
$2.50

Coffee Specialities

Black Sesame Latte
$6

Vietnamese Iced Coffee
$6

Affogato
$6

Vietnamese Mocha Frappe
$6

Boba Tea

Black Milk Tea
• Traditional
$4
• Taro
$4.50

Jasmine Green Tea
• Unsweetened
$4
• Fresh Seasonal Fruits
$5
• Passion Fruit
$4.50
• Lychee
$4.50

Oolong Black Tea
• Cheese Foam
$5
• Dairy Free Milk Tea
$4.50

Thai Tea
$4.50

Iced Matcha
$6

HOT TEA

We use premium loose tea leaves for all of our teas

Oolong Tea
$5

Jasmine Green Tea
$5

Chrysanthemum Tea (C.F.)
$5

Matcha Latte
$6

SLUSHIES

Black Sesame $6
Taro $6
Strawberry Yogurt $5
White Peach Yogurt $5
Passion Fruit Yogurt $5
Seasonal Fruit Yogurt $5

DESSERTS

ICE CREAM $6
Vanilla / Sorbet

HEDGEHOG BAO $8
Dark Chocolate / Sesame Granola / Vanilla Ice Cream

MOCHI DONUTS (GF) $3
Black Sesame / Matcha / Seasonal

AFFOGATO $6
Vanilla Ice Cream / Espresso

The Team

Shirley Chung - Ms Chi

Chef Shirley Chung

Chef / Owner

A native of Beijing, and a proud Chinese-American, Chef Shirley Chung brings a playfulness and refinement of flavors to her culinary creations. Shirley immigrated to America at age 17 for college and worked in Silicon Valley before following her passion for food. She attended the California Culinary Academy San Francisco and was trained in classic French, Italian, Latin and Chinese cuisines working with Thomas Keller at Bouchon, Guy Savoy, Mario Batali at Carnevino, and Jose Andres at China Poblano. In 2013, Shirley was a chef contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef Series Season 11 New Orleans where she finished in the Top 3 and was invited to compete again in 2016 on Top Chef Season 14 Charleston where she was awarded as the runner up. In a partnership with her husband Jimmy Lee, Chef Shirley showcases her Chinese heritage and personality in a modern fast casual service approach at Ms Chi Cafe.

Travis Masar

Chef Travis Masar

Executive Chef

Chef Travis Masar was born and raised in southeast Colorado and received a Bachelor in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales and his international wine certificate and Court of Masters Sommelier Certificate at the German Wine & Sommelier School. After traveling and working in Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, Chef Travis discovered his love for the different cuisines and cultures in Asia and served as the head chef of Uncle Restaurant in Denver. Chef Travis appeared as a contestant on Top Chef Season 11, New Orleans where he became not only colleagues but friends with Chef Shirley. Following Top Chef, Chef Travis served as the Executive Chef for Michael Schulson’s flagship restaurant Sampan and Independence Beer Garden. It was when he was Head Chef at Bing Bing Dim Sum when he really fell in love with traditional dumplings, baos, and Asian breads. When Chef Shirley convinced Chef Travis to move to Los Angeles to open Ms Chi – he couldn’t refuse.

Ms Chi Cafe

Jimmy Lee

Front of House & Jack-of-All-Trades

A native of southern California, Jimmy met Chef Shirley while they both worked in technology in Silicon Valley and after many years working in tech, he has joined forces with his wife to create Ms Chi Cafe celebrating their heritage, liveliness and love together. At Ms Chi Cafe, Jimmy oversees the front of the house but is really a Jack-of-all-trades leading everything that goes on behind the scenes.

Hours / Reservations / Location

RESERVATIONS

HOURS

MondayClosed
Tuesday to Thursday [LUNCH]11:00am - 2:00pm
Weekend BRUNCH11:00am -2:00pm
Tuesday to Thursday [DINNER]5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday [DINNER]5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday5:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

3829 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232
Directions: google map

NO VALET PARKING.
Plenty of street parking/parking lots near Ms Chi

You can also visit our Ms Chi location at
The Fields LA food hall next to the Bank of California Stadium
(limited menu)

www.thefieldsla.com

CONTACT

Media Inquiries

Please contact Tracey Rosen of Productivity PR for all media requests at tracey@productivitypr.com