By Jill nagy
The owners of the three-year-old Seneca restaurant in Saratoga Springs, recently opened a new venture called Rhea, at 389 Broadway.
Rhea features a “heavily Asian inspired” menu, according to Mike Spain who, along with wife, Michelle Spain, and other investors, owns both restaurants.
Rhea, in the buidling that was once the Stadium, offers ramen-style noodle dishes as well as shareable small plates, fried rice, chicken, bao buns (steamed buns), udon noodles, seaweed-cured eggs yolk, and similar dishes.
Mike Spain said although the dishes have an Asian flavor, Rhea is not, strictly speaking an Asian restaurant. “We do our best to respect the ingredients and techniques,” he said, but put their own spin on the dishes.
In developing the noodle shop concept, “the team fell in love with ramen,” Spain said, a seemingly simple dish that includes a homemade broth that takes several days to create.