By Liz Parker

Usually when one thinks of egg rolls, you’d initially think of Chinese or perhaps Thai restaurants. However, egg rolls come in all shapes and sizes, and the filling in egg rolls is not always traditional. Check out this list for the best egg rolls in the Detroit area – both traditional and non-traditional.

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Mui’s Chinese Food Carryout
845 W. 14 Mile Road
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 435-3920

Mui’s is family-owned, located near 14 Mile and Crooks, and only offers carryout. The carryout menu is large and includes chicken, beef, seafood, and more. Egg rolls are included with lunch or dinner specials, or you can purchase them a la carte for $1.25 each. Make sure to also try Mui’s crispy wontons, as they’re both sweet and salty (most likely with duck sauce baked in).

Zeke’s Rock and Roll BBQ
240 W. 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 206-7130

You might not associate egg rolls with a barbecue place, but Zeke’s is here to prove you wrong. Choose from reuben, jalepenofest, BBQ rib, or veggie egg rolls, for $3 each or you can try four for $10. Zeke’s also offers a full menu of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian entrees, appetizers, and sides – try some of its BBQ meats, or, if you’re vegetarian, try the poutine.

Stache International
1416 E. Fisher Freeway
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 974-6895
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If you’re still on the hunt for those unconventional egg rolls, Stache International is here to provide, with its Firecracker Bites. The bites are spring roll wrappers filled with Gus & Grey’s “Sweet Jesus” sweet jalapeno jam, mozzarella, and asiago cheese, served with cajun ranch “boom” sauce, as well as Stache’s signature red jalapeno “kaboom” hot sauce. Four bites will set you back $6.75, or you can get a “bang bang pack” (12 bites) for $18.25. Stache International is located near Eastern Market, right off of the freeway.

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Kwan’s Chop Suey
22136 West Road
Woodhaven, MI 48183
(734) 692-2044

Kwan’s Chop Suey is known for its egg rolls, which are filled with veggies, bean sprouts, and pork, wrapped in a crispy outer shell. The egg rolls are also served with a plum sauce. Egg rolls are included with combination plates, or can be purchased separately. Kwan’s Chop Suey is located downriver, on West Rd. close to I-75, in Woodhaven.
The Peterboro
420 Peterboro St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-1111

The Peterboro is fairly new to the Detroit restaurant scene, and it’s the only Chinese restaurant in what used to be Detroit’s Chinatown area many years ago. The restaurant combines a mix of traditional Chinese dishes with the “new” and untraditional, and it’s beginning to become known for its cheeseburger egg rolls ($7.95) – in fact, on its website, the actual menu item name is “absurdly delicious cheeseburger egg rolls.” The rolls come with a tangy sauce, lettuce, tomato, and pickles, and each order contains three egg rolls.

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