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Restaurant owner happy to call Plattsbugh home

Supanee Gilbert, co-owner of Sawatdee Thai restaurant in Plattsburgh, said community support of her restaurant has made her proud to raise a family in Plattsburgh.

Supanee Gilbert, co-owner of Sawatdee Thai restaurant in Plattsburgh, said community support of her restaurant has made her proud to raise a family in Plattsburgh. Photo by Shaun Kittle.

Gilbert said that most of the dishes at Sawatdee are authentic Thai recipes, and that they can be made to cater to varying tolerances for heat.

Curry is an exception, though.

“Curry has to be spicy because curry paste is spicy,” Gilbert said. “If it isn’t spicy, it isn’t curry. It’s something else.”

The cooks at Sawatdee rely on fresh meats and vegetables for their dishes. Once a vegetable has sat for a couple days it starts to look limp, which is easy to see in a stir-fry dish.

“We buy local vegetables from Prays almost every day,” Gilbert said. “We don’t get big shipments because it helps keep everything fresh.”

As long as people continue to patronize Sawatdee, Gilbert said she will be happy to continue serving them authentic Thai food.

“I have to thank the community for its support,” Gilbert said. “We are happy to offer another healthy choice downtown.”

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