There’s something about the rice pudding at El Shater, muses E Eto: “orange blossom water and crumbled pistachios give it another dimension that I didn’t expect.” He’s hooked.
But wait, there’s more: This grocery and deli in Sunnyside also makes rice pudding in a second style, dark brown and cinnamony, that even non-cinnamon-lover E Eto savors.
El Shater comes recommended by hounds for its homey Middle Eastern prepared foods. E Eto isn’t quite sold on this fare, though he advises us that “it’s clearly better when the older guy makes it rather than the younger guy.”
El Shater [Sunnyside]
43-02 43rd Avenue (at 43rd Street), Sunnyside, Queens
Board Link: Rice pudding at El Shater, Sunnyside