*List created by Seoung (ChowDownDetroit) & Virginia Lee
It’s cold, windy, and snowy here in Metro-Detroit, so the best comfort food to warm you up is a hot and hearty bowl of Asian noodle soup. The best part is seeing the steam rise, all the colors and textures of the fresh veggies and meats, all snuggled in with the fresh noodles. Here are some places we would recommend for getting your slurp on and warming you up to stay cozy!
This classic Japanese joint has been a hit for several years. Their selection of food items might be limited compared to traditional Japanese restaurants but the prices are cheap and the quality is phenomenal. Don’t be surprised if you see a line of people waiting outside when the store is 5 minutes from opening! The udon masters sure know how to get the locals’ attention. Noodle soup lovers, rejoice!
Ajishin: 42270 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375
Here at H-Mart. not only can you buy fresh produce but you can order authentic Korean dishes from their in-store kitchen. This Korean-Chinese inspired bowl of hot noodles is called Jjampong, a spicy seafood noodle soup filled with fresh mussels, shrimp, and vegetables will warm you up before you shop for groceries. It is pretty spicy for those that can handle a kick!
H-Mart: 2963 E. Big Beaver Rd. Troy, MI 48083
Located in Detroit’s Corktown area, Ima offers udon bowls and other specialty items (rice bowls, curry and small plates). Their Forest Udon utilizes a vegan broth but you honestly can’t tell the difference between vegan vs beef or pork broth. Bravo, Ima! With these complex flavors and excellent customer service, Ima is the next place to satisfy your Asian noodle soup craving!
Ima: 2015 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Madison Heights, MI
Over at Siagon Diamond, you can look forward to authentic Vietnamese food, a spacious dining room, and excellent customer service. This family-owned business cares about the food they serve and the quality, and it shows! If you already didn’t know, the most vital part of a great bowl of pho is the flavorful broth. This casual dining spot is definitely a keeper. (Pro Tip: Get the Vietnamese Pork Chop a la carte for only $3!)
Saigon Diamond: 31075 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071
5. Que Huong
Madison Heights, MI
What happens when you crave a dish that has Vietnamese and Chinese influences combined in one? Que Huong offers this bowl of pho, which has egg noodles in a pork broth vs traditional pho, which utilizes flat rice noodles in a beef broth. You get the best out of both worlds, what a great hybrid. Lifting these noodles will definitely lift up your mood!
Que Huong: 30820 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071
6. Pho Lucky
Multiple Locations (Detroit, Novi, Southfield, Redford)
Ahh yes, you can almost see the steam rise from this bowl of pho and you know you want to slurp these noodles up in one bite. Enjoy the noodles and broth along with their generous portions of sliced meat and traditional summer rolls. Pho Lucky offers efficient customer service and should be your next pit stop for hot comfort food.
Pho Lucky: 3111 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
7. China Chef
China Chef offers mainly Cantonese style dishes and you can find this wonderful beef brisket noodle soup on their menu. The chewy egg noodles and tender beef brisket pairing in the savory broth is a classic dish that you can enjoy. They also offer shrimp wonton soup if you want to grab a light lunch to-go.
China Chef: 5120 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085
Noodle bowls crafted in Detroit, that’s the right way to do it! At Johnny’s, every dish is Japanese inspired and Detroit made. You can discover noodle soup dishes like Beef & Mushroom ramen, Chicken Noodle Soup, spicy Tantanmen, vegetarian Shoyu, and even Reuben ramen! Their innovative noodle soup list goes on, so whatever you are craving, make sure to try out at least one of their specialty ramens. Johnny Noodle King definitely knows how to steal the ramen show.
Johnny Noodle King: 2601 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48216
Matsu Chan offers authentic Japanese flavors and their ramen portions are quite generous. Their menu offers Shoyu ramen, Spicy Miso Ramen, Cold Soba Noodle, etc. and their combo prices are worth the drive here. The entire meal above, with ramen, fried rice, and shrimp shumai was only $9. Talk about a steal!
Matsu Chan: 5990 N Sheldon Rd, Canton, MI 48187
10. Satay House
Madison Heights, MI
Satay House is where you can order a meal that has influences from Thailand, Singapore, & Malaysia. They offer a variety of noodle soups with different noodle styles too. Their Ipoh Shredded Chicken Noodle Soup uses the flat rice noodles, their popular Seafood Tom Yum also uses rice noodles while their Curry Beef Noodle Soup is crafted with the thick egg noodles served with tender beef chunks and bean sprouts in a curry broth. All these options and all these flavors, better mark this as your next noodle destination!
Satay House: 31101 Dequindre Rd A, Madison Heights, MI 48071
As you can see, the cold weather won’t be too bad when you have a bowl of hot noodle soup to warm you up. Anyone else warms up their hands by wrapping them around the noodle bowl before diving in?! Where else do you go to get your noodle soup fix? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!