Supatra (Versoix, Switzerland)

This tiny Thai restaurant near to the Versoix train station is bigger than it seems! I had passed it a few times but it didn’t register fully as a restaurant. Inside there is quite some space, there are in fact two rooms, and I believe there is also a terrace.

Interior at Supatra
A view on the entrance

We visited Supatra on a bank holiday, for dinner, and we were quite early. It was very quiet, which made me realise there was no background music. It was actually quite pleasant, to just be able to hear the sounds from the kitchen and the outside (since the door was open)

Interoir at Supatra

Supatra also do take-away and catering. There were some other people that came in just after us to make a (large) take-away order (yup, spoiler, that is gonna be important later)

Spring rolls at Supatra
Spring rolls!

For drinks they had some interesting choices, like lychee juice. I completely forgot to make a picture of it though! But it was tasty, nice and looked like juice.

For starters there are a few vegan options: spring rolls with dip sauce, and a papaya salad with peanuts and tomatoes. Unfortunately, the papaya salad was not available any more. So we tried the spring rolls. They were nice, the outside was crunchy. The inside (rice vermicelli and vegetables) was piping hot, so don’t eat those too fast! The sauce it was served with was fine, I don’t know if it was home-made.

Red curry with vegetables at Supatra
Red curry with vegetables

I think the person that served us initially was also the cook, she knew everything about each dish and was very helpful. However, the service was not very fast. This is probably because of the large take-away order made just after we came in. While we were waiting for our mains, some other people also entered and it became clear the restaurant was understaffed. Apart from the cook, there was one other person and I understood it was her first day. At this point the background music was switched on, which I found a bit unpleasant actually since it was quite loud. On the other hand, it did dampen the conversations around us a bit.

Rice at Supatra
Bowls with rice, served separately

For mains there are several vegetarian options, of which some have eggs but others are vegan. For some dishes you can choose the spiciness when you order.Β  We tried 2 different curries, a mixed vegetable red curry with coconut milk, which has courgette, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. It also had tofu. We also tried a green curry with tofu, courgette and bamboo shoots. It was a bit more creamy than the red one. Both curries were very tasty! They were served with rice, we got no other option. The rice-to-curry ratio was a off, we had quite some curry left, which was unfortunate. Also, and this sounds nit-picky, the portion was quite small. Not all restaurants should choose quantity over quality and should stuff you to the brim, but it was really not a lot.

Green curry at Supatra
Green curry with bamboo and tofu

So yeah room for dessert! There were several options that seemed vegan and tasty, but they had only a few ice creams left! Very unfortunate, since often Thai restaurants have great vegan desserts. So I decided to leave it be, and maybe come back one day.

 

Important detail, on the door there is a sign that they don’t accept credit card. Turns out they don’t accept any type of payment card, which is inconvenient (even though there is a bank across the street) Overall, I liked the food, it was quite refined, albeit not a lot. It was unfortunate they were out of several dishes, and that they were understaffed. Both of these are not insurmountable obstacles though. I’d like to go back to at least try the desserts!

Type of place: Thai Restaurant, Take-out
Completely vegan: no
Vegan desserts: maybe?

Website (French, English) : http://thaisupatra.com/

Author: Sandra

Running, cats, sewing, vegan cooking and eating.

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