Based on a number of chowhound posts, my wife and I tried the pan-asian restaurant Rice last weekend. Ordered two small chicken tamale appetizers, one bottled water, vegetarian meatballs and an order of tofu coconut curry. The tamales were the only positive component of this meal. Although they were somewhat dry, the accompanying sauce was delicious. I really expected the veg meatballs to be unusual. Nope. Basically fried tofu balls in a huge portion of rice. The curry was bland. We ate little of the two entrees and paid the $42 bill (including tax and tip) with some resentment.