Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bowie Restaurant Project: (5) The White Tiger

The White Tiger is Now Closed.

For an explanation of the Bowie Restaurant Project, look here.

For a collection of all the Bowie Restaurant Project entries, look here.

The White Tiger, 3872 Town Center Boulevard
Most Recent Foursquare Check-in: 7/19/2011
Total Foursquare Check-ins: 2
Pre-Foursquare Visits: At Least One
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Here are some types of restaurants that Bowie lacks:
  • Thai
  • tapas
  • Vietnamese
  • Greek
  • bagel
  • diner
The White Tiger is the only thing keeping "Indian" off that list -- and it's a pretty thin exception. The main White Tiger restaurant is a sit-down establishment in DC. The Bowie version is located in the Bowie Town Center food court. (By the way, 7 of Bowie's claimed 91 restaurants are in the food court, while 14 others are elsewhere in the mall.)

I wanted to like this restaurant, given that it fills a void in Bowie's restaurant diversity.  But eating here is like...eating at a restaurant in a food court. I think the best description I can give is that the food tastes like the frozen Indian dinners I get at MOM's Organic Market. Now, I eat those, but I don't generally like to travel farther than my freezer to get them. Likewise, I suppose if you're already at the food court, you should consider The White Tiger along with your 6 other options. But if you actually have to get into your car, make the drive to Greenbelt, Annapolis, or especially Langley Park.

I'm reluctantly giving this 2 stars, but only because of the fact that it technically allows Bowie to claim slight diversity in its ethnic dining.
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