Inland Empire SoCal Food Beat

Inland Empire SoCal Food Beat

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rose Apple Thai Cuisine, San Bernardino

UPDATED 04/24/2011
Rose Apple consistently serves the best Thai Food in the Inland Empire.

Thai Iced Tea with Boba

Main Course of the Broccoli Lovers with Chicken Lunch $7.95

Beautiful Thai Traditional Dancer

Lunch Special Drunken Noodles with Tofu $7.95

Lunch Special Pad Thai with Chicken $7.95

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Lunch Special Princess Snow Pea with Chicken $7.95

UPDATED 12/06/2009


Returned to Rose Apple today to follow up on my earlier visit. I thought my last meal was outstanding but wanted to bring my family to confirm my opinion. Today the service was quick and friendly. We all ordered from the lunch menu at $7.95. The dinner menu prices increase on some items to $8.95 and $9.95, very reasonable considering the quality. All of the dishes were fantastic. We could find nothing wrong with our meals. We all agreed this is the best Thai food we have tasted in the area. At this time we consider Rose Apple the best Thai restaurant in the Inland Empire.

Food *****

Green Curry, Jasmine Rice with Soup or Salad, Small Egg Roll & Half Moon Ton $7.95

Rose Apple Thai Cuisine
1981 South Diners Court
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Rose Apple is hidden in a half deserted strip mall behind the Lotus Garden in San Bernardino. It occupies the space of the former Papaya Bay Thai Restaurant. It is a bit cluttered outside, Rose Apple has two pretty fountains and decorations. Inside it is very smart looking. Dark hardwood floors with matching tables and Thai art decorates the walls. Service was quick and sweet.

Rose Apple have lunch specials for $7.95. There is a wide variety of items to choose from. It is best to go to their website to check out all of the specials. The dinner prices seem very reasonable also.

Today I chose the Green Curry Lunch. Prior to receiving the entree Rose Apple serves a platter with a bowl of soup or salad, a half moon ton and an egg roll. Today the soup was Tom Kha or Coconut Soup. It was delicious and tasted just like something you would find in Thailand. It is a mixture of lemon grass, coconut milk, mushrooms and a few veggies. The egg roll was small but tasty, the half moon ton was a little fried pastry with what appeared to be cream cheese and crab meat. The main dish was just great. It was presented very professionally on a large plate. The portions were good sized and more than filled me up. The green curry was just a bit hot the way I like it, but not so spicy that it was uncomfortable to eat. The green coconut curry sauce was perfect. You can choose the type of meat for the special, chicken, pork, tofu, mock chicken, mock abalone, beef or vegetable. I chose the pork, it was sliced, well seasoned and tender. The curry had squash, green beans, bamboo shoots and bell pepper. The vegetables were all fresh and the taste of the squash was outstanding. Rose Apple serves a small chocolate mint when the check is presented.

The staff of Rose Apple are really trying to do a good job here. I have visited Thailand many times and this is some of the most authentic Thai food I have had in the Inland Empire. I will definitely go back. I would give them five stars for food, but must go back for a second opinion. If you are in the area please give them a try. They certainly were not busy when I visited for a late lunch today. They serve the special on the weekend. They are open 11-9 on weekdays and 12-9 on the weekend.

Food ****

Ambiance ***

Service ***

Cost $

Repeat - Yes

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