Friday, December 29, 2006

white tiger

white tiger
301 massachusetts avenue NE, washington, dc 20002
tel: 202) 546-5900
hours of operation: sun-thurs lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm; fri lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm; sat dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

what was consumed: butter chicken; garbanzo beans; samosas; indian beer

on my first night in town (well, officially my second, but only be default because i got into dc from pittsburgh late and i was exhausted from the 7+ bus ride ... why did i take the bus?!), christine and i head out to eat indian food. when i was in seoul as well as in the bay, i enjoyed a lot of indian food. seeing as i hadn’t had it in some time, and christine hadn’t had it in dc yet, i figured i could appease a food craving and go with christine to a new eatery, we logged onto citysearch and looked for a restaurant that was close in proximity to her apartment and that was recommended by the site. that’s how we ended up at white tiger.

so, it was a lazy sunday night in the beginning of october. autumn had come, so it was cool enough that long sleeves were required, but warm enough for us to sit on the patio (which is what we did). we poured over the menu, but because of my (and christine’s)
relatively limited knowledge of indian food, we stuck to stuff that we knew – butter chicken and chick peas (sticking to the same thing, though less adventurous, is also good as a method of comparison. how good is this place’s butter chicken compared to another place’s butter chicken? and the like) ... yum! and, of course, samosas and beer ... indian beer.

the servers were friendly and the food was good. a huge plus (for me) is also the proximity of this place to my current residence. i.e., because it’s close, i’m more willing to come here than to trek out to who knows where. knowing that i enjoyed this first encounter is also a huge plus. sitting on the patio makes for nice ambiance as well, when the weather is good anyway. perhaps i’ll sit inside next time and see if the experience is any different.

though we ordered just those two dishes (which came with rice – yum) along with the appetizers and the beer, we had a lot of food left over. enough, that is, to feed mike, who joined us with his bus loonies upon his return to dc after a few days in new york city (mike, of course, didn’t get to eat the samosas, just the entrees – too bad!). this was my first encounter with christine and her many (band-o) friends ... hahaha~

online:
http://www.whitetigerdc.com/

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