Spice Xing, web site, 100 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD, 301-610-0303 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo | City Paper | WashTimes | Yelp | Gayot]
Right now this is one of the three or four best Indian places around. Gibbs St. is not the obvious place to go eat in Rockville, but the food here is genuinely excellent.
The dishes are truly spiced and I don’t just mean hot. (The level of heat is quite bearable, though present.) The spices are fresh and taste like a genuine part of each recipe. It’s not a mom and pop, as it actually looks like a nice restaurant, which indeed it is. Some of the cooking has a Parsee slant, to my taste, such as mixing lamb and fruit. I was especially fond of the chicken with spinach.