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Posted by Anonymous on 03/18/2006
The inside looked cool, indeed, and the service was surprisingly efficient. For me, though, I think it was a one-time thing. The rice pudding (especially the banana kind) was REALLY good, but after a while the different flavors just start to taste the same really milky way. The serving dishes and spoons were also really cool, but it's really, really sad that they go through all the trouble for 90% of them to be thrown away. That's a huge unrecyclable waste. :( Anyway, now I can say I've been to a rice pudding place, but I think I'll just be satisfied to make my own.
Posted by BabyAly1 on 03/09/2006
Go here for the whole experience. The interior design is great ! There are lots of fun little sayings and signs to read and keep you entertained, check out all of the interesting flavors, read all the cute names, check out the fun little movies on the tv about each flavor of pudding. The rice pudding is not spectacular, but it is yummy, depending on which flavor you get. And the packaging is great. It comes in a futuristic tupperware type of bowl with a matching spoon/scooper in various colors. It is definitely the design, concepts, marketing, variety and novelty of this place that draws people here and not so much the quality of rice pudding, but still give it a try it is worth the experience.
Posted by Emma on 12/29/2005
My friends and I passed by Rice To Riches and when we saw the hip, futuristic setting we had to walk in! It was something out of the Jetsons cartoon...We ordered a Solo (The smallest size) Chocolate Hazelnut Bear Hug for $5 and it was simply divine. It tasted like ice cream, but it was a smooth, creamy mix of Nutella, rice pudding, and chocolate. The best part is the nifty reusable Japanese container and spoon that the pudding comes in, although I think the high price is because of those containers and the decor. It was definitely worth a try!
Posted by Angel1004 on 09/19/2005
As I, my fiance and friend were heading to LES from soho, we passed by this art deco ultra futuristic place with people standing eating at a place call Rice to Riches! We had to check it out thinking it served bowls of rice.... boy were we wrong! The whole concept was so strange and the place was so packed, we had to give it a try. OMG, it was to die for! The place serves over 20 different varieties of rice pudding. I tried the canoli with pistachio nuts and chocolate with raisines. Two all time favorites and recommended flavores. If you have a huge sweet palate and love desserts, then this is the place for you. Even my fiance and best friend thought it was weird but thought the pudding was fantastic. Eat the pudding with the plastic spoon, it will enhance the experience so much more. Trust me. You will not want to miss this at all! Beware of addiction.
Posted by Yum Yum Yum on 09/12/2005
OMG, this taste soooo good...I was def. surprised but it's so worth the cost. The atmosphere is very cute and so is the packaging (reusable). It's almost as good as mama's ride pudding.....YUM.....(my favorite was the caramel and cinamon raisin)
Posted by Liz on 09/08/2005
What an awesome idea! I am not a rice pudding fan but I love their chocolate hazelnut bear hug! YUMMY!
Posted by DIANNA on 07/19/2005
What a disappointment. When we first stumbled upon this "chic rice pudding joint", we were so impressed. Since I am an interior designer, I fell in love with the space. I should have left it at that. The rice pudding though creative in flavors was extremely avergae in taste! Great packaging and marketing concept but as far as food is concerned...not worth it! After all, this is rice pudding here. It's not rocket science to make!