Thai cooking is uniquely different from other South East Asian cuisine. It is influenced by both Chinese and Indian cuisine, and has been modified with fresh local herbs and spices, combined to create many unique Thai dishes.Thai cooking is an art form. The taste of each dish is of utmost importance. However, its preparation and presentation are of equal importance. The dishes must have the distinctive Thai taste. At the same time they must be fragrant and colorful. When thinking about Thai food, the first thing that may come to mind is that Thai food is spicy hot, but that is not all it is about. Thai dishes must have the combined tastes of spicy hot, salt, sweetness, sourness, and sometime bitterness, creating an unique truly harmonious taste. The secret is in the ingredients. Rice is the heart of the meal in Thailand. It is the basis of our diet. At the dinner table, there may be as many a twenty courses which include appetizers, soup, vegetables, meat, and fish dishes ser ved with a hot plate of rice. And here at Rose Apple, we are proud to say, "We do not use MSG".