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I've been going to House of Rice since 1981. They have any/all Asian type foods (reading the reviews I have to laugh a little.... They are NOT "predominately" ANYthing, but I know how the reviewers think that. I would say they are "predominately Dutch and Indonesian" , which is also not true, but that is why I go in there.
I never quite get over OR figure out HOW on earth they get so many Dutch & Indonesian products in such a neat and tidy space/area, but I always find MORE than I want (or need).
I went in to get some MAGGI, which I use to season Dutch Pea soup (& other things) and walked out with 5 Chocolade Letters (Pure chocolate St Nik stuff - marked down for clearance) a jar of Tumeric, Rogge Brood (dense rye bread), and FriteSauce (the Dutch Mayo w/spices - but it's not spicy - hard to explain but it's a staple for us Dutchies to put on fries).
I coulda woulda shoulda bought a lot more but restrained my adult self and bribed myself into leaving by rationalizing "I can always come back and get more"
You can, literally spend hours in there just looking at all the International (mostly of Asian influence) foods, spices, cooking/eating utensils/appliances as well as nicknacks, even jewelry, paper umbrellas, Buddhas, wind chimes, etc etc etc. you are beginning to get a mental picture of the great variety in a small place. But it is not junky, unclean or unorganized. The store's foods are in their respective cultural sections: Dutch with Dutch, Vietnamese with Vietnamese, Japanese with Japanese, Indonesian with Indonesian, you get the drift.
EXCEPT the refrigerator/Freezer section... AAAAH. Herring, Dutch Cheese! (I never get past the cheese.... Sorry all you sushi or other culture fans... Look at the other reviews?). And a nice little note that said "Sorry, we're out of aged Gouda, but leave your name and we'll call you". Yes, I did. I just wanted to buy the whole wheel of the cumin cheese.... It is out of this world! Yes they sell the pieces in wedges! You see now why I had to leave the store.
I recall, in the past, asking them to get certain Dutch products (yes, they also carry a fine collection of cookies, drop (licorice)' candies, mints, beleg (stuff to put on your bread, like sprinkles) and, if I recall, they always were able to accommodate.
I am sure the Japanese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Chinese, Cambodian, etc experiences are similar to my Dutch & Indonesian ones......SIGH :)
They also have an online store, which I don't use, because I'm about 15 miles from the store.
They have always been nice and polite to me, but they do not bother you if you are just browsing around. If you need help or advice, you need to ask.
The only thing I can't figure out about this great secret of Scottsdale, AZ is why they are not on the search of the GPS. They've been at this location forever so it's a mystery to me.
LOVE this place! Their prices are VERY fair, remember most things are imported!
I would classify this store as an Asian Market/Grocery that also has Dutch items.