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  • Chickpea Jan 22, 2003 09:26 AM
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Where have you found the best basic rice pudding in the area? I've always been partial to the pudding at Demo's in Watertown, but am wondering if there are other worthy options out there.

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  1. I like the rice pudding at Greek Corner in Cambridge (Mass. Ave. or Harvard Square--same cook). It's a light thin version (reminds me of German Milchreis) with just a touch of cinnamon.

    1. I think Kozy Shack rice pudding, available in most supermarkets, is as good as any I've had at a restaurant.

      1. It's tough to top the Persian rice pudding offered at The Blue Room's Sunday buffet brunch. If you steal a slice of papaya or mango from the fruit display, it is even more delicious.

        1. The Helmand in Cambridge is okay.

          I like to make it myself using coconut milk and maple syrup.

          1. The White Hen Pantry in Porter Square - Cambridge is unbelievably good. It's homemade by the owner's ? Not only is it good - The White Hen Pantry is located right across from the Porter Square T stop.

            1. The Century House in Peabody.

              1. I like the rosy one at Reef Cafe in Allston.

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                1. re: limster

                  Yup, Reef's is my favorite. But I like their barley pudding even better - similar to the rice, but a little grit/earthiness.

                2. Ten Tables! Terrific rice pudding!

                  1. Athan's in Washington Square, Brookline. What is Reef's in Allston? Never heard of it. Barley pudding sounds GOOD!

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                    1. re: Kimberley

                      Reef Cafe. It's a couple of doors down from Harpers Ferry towards Cambridge St/La Mamma.

                    2. I like the rice pudding at miami cafe. Lots of cinnamon.

                      1. Someone, I believe Heathen & Spells, did a review of an "amazing sublime" (approximate words) rice pudding at Evergood Market. I tried to find it twice, but struck out both times. Next time I will have to try the white hen pantry.

                        I also like the Blue Room brunch version and have had some decent offerings at Portuguese restaurants (usually a bit too cold), but nothing really outstanding. Also looking for a truely excellent Kheer, although I have had a few pretty good versions.

                        1. I like the kheer at Bukhara in JP.

                          I'll have to try that Demos rice pudding -- I didn't think about trying their desserts.

                          1. I like the rice pudding at Evzon on the Lowell-Chelmsford line (off Route 3 at Drum Hill). Especially good if it's a fresh batch, still warm!

                            1. Sultan's Kitchen on State Street downtown.

                              1. I like the rice pudding from Farm Grill on Needham St.

                                1. I had the rice pudding at Ten Tables in JP last night-- it's got Bukhara's all beat. Long grain rice, cardamom, topped with dried fruit and toasted slivered almonds. Delicious. It was the perfect texture-- not too liquid, not all gelatinous. And the rice was not mushy or hard, two problems I frequently encounter with rice pudding.