The number of Asian noodle houses is growing locally .
Jane Slaughter of Metro Times writes about one of the newer ones, Edo Ramen House, 4313 W. 13 Mile Rd. in Royal Oak:
Edo Ramen House covers a lot of bases under the concept of “modern Asian fusion,” with ramen, sushi, poke, “Asian bowls,” fried rice, stir fries, udon soups and — just for good measure — an assortment of fries. Yes, French-fried potatoes. To broaden the appeal still further, most categories offer something Filipino, like a bowl of rice with sisig (pork belly) or lumpia, a Filipino spring roll. Chef and co-owner Eddie Bautista, founder of Edamame and Little Tree Sushi, is from the Philippines…
The dish I found off the charts here was the usually humble miso soup, often just a time-killer before your entrée arrives. Here it is far more layered than the norm, with lots of fish flavor. The secret ingredient, according to Bautista, is red pepper flakes.
It would have taken many visits to do Edo’s long menu justice; I didn’t even attempt the 20 varieties of sushi.