Cabbages & Condoms

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Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand

Cabbages & Condoms Bangkok Reviews

sherrybaby86 sherryba…
83 reviews
Must have a sense of humour when visiting here... Oct 02, 2011
Cabbages and Condoms is one of my favourite places in Bangkok to take visiting friends and family :) It has it all - authentic Thai food, interesting things to look at, cheap drinks and is popular among both tourists and locals. It is tucked away in Sukhumvit Soi 12, and unless you knew it was there, it would be unlikely that you would stumble across it.

All procedes from the restaurant go towards funding the social development programs of the PDA (The Population and Community Development Association). Not only does the restaurant serve food and drinks, it promotes safe sex - instead of mints at the end of your meal, they give you condoms, and several large posters inform patrons of safe sex positions. There is also a handicraft shop selling t-shirts, postcards, jewellery, flowers made from condoms, and niknaks - procedes from here also go to the PDA.

The restaurant is quite large, with both indoor and outdoor seating - we always request an outdoor table in the open air, where we are surrounded by fairy lights, tropical plants, condom lamp shades and water misters. Inside is air con and the decor is really lovely. The ambience in both inside and outside is quiet and relaxed. A giant condom blossum tree will greet you as you walk in, along with condom Santa, condom Tiger Woods, condom Christmas tree, and several other artworks made out of condoms. There is even a painting of Mona Lisa holding a condom! You may need to book a table on weekends and during holidays/high season, as it can fill up quite quickly.

The furniture outside is nothing special, and getting a little old. If you do sit outside, be sure to bring your insect repellent as there can be a few biting bugs around with all the water features.

Cabbages and Condoms serves only Thai meals, and for very good prices. All the meals I have tried here have been delicious, including the desserts - mango and stickyrice is my favourite! Whilst waiting for your meal why not have a drink at the Vasectomy Bar?!?!? Service is impeccable! Staff are very attentive, and there are plenty of them so you never have to wait to flag someone down.

You definitely have to have a good sense of humour whilst here, and dont forget to spin the wheel to find out which STD you will end up with! :) This place is an absolute must when visiting Bangkok!

Q: Why are Australian condoms best?

A: Because they're made for Down Under!
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RyanCorrea says:
Cool review... am surely going to visit when i'm in BKK next :)
Posted on: Jul 19, 2011
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daylight daylight
1 reviews
Great Thai food at a good price Mar 05, 2011
I can't think of a better place to eat a meal in Bangkok than at Cabbages and Condoms since you know their profits support a great cause! The experience alone is worth the trip. Where else can you dine under Condom Blossoms? A short walk from the Asoske BTS makes this restaurant appealing because you can avoid the traffic jams at dinner time. And the food is FANTASTIC!
nooker72 nooker72
4 reviews
Aug 02, 2007
Today we ate at a restaurant called Cabbages and Condoms. Despite the name, the place is actually rather nice. It has indoor or garden seating and serves traditional Thai cuisine that is very tasty. The reason for the odd name is that the founder to the restaurant is a philanthropist who promotes the use of condoms for birth control and to help prevent the spread of HIV. His stated belief is that "Condoms should be as easy to buy and readily available as vegetables." Hence the name, "Cabbages and Condoms."

While the beautiful garden area was tempting, with its low hanging tree branches strung with white lights, we opted for the air-conditioned inside seating, since we were still in our work clothes. The inside decor was an eclectic mix of tasteful traditional Thai style and odd condom-related items, such as a mannequin dressed in a tunic made entirely of condoms.

The food was excellent. I ordered the fried chicken wrapped in Pandanus leaves, served with a special sweet sauce/glaze along with rice. John ordered a dish that consisted off crab meat mixed with spices, which was then stuffed back into the crab shell and fried, which was also very good. And Miles ordered an entire hotpot of Tam Yam Gung (a spicy shrimp soup, with chili, lime, lemongrass, and galanga). The waitress looked at him funny when he ordered it for himself and when it was brought out it was clear why. The hotpot was basically an entire pot of soup meant to be shared by an entire table. Miles graciously let John and I try the soup, since there was no way he would finish it himself.

There is also a gift shop on the property that sells assorted "Cabbages and Condoms" branded items (tee-shirts, glassware, etc.), condom/safe sex related items, gag gifts, and also some traditional Thai handicrafts. Income from both the gift shop and restaurant go to the founders charity to promote condom use to halt the spread of HIV.
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o_mendfornd o_mendfo…
45 reviews
Tasty food in a pleasant setting Mar 21, 2006
Cabbages & Condoms serves a broad range of tasty Thai dishes, sited in a lovely secluded garden in the heart of busy central Bangkok. And you get the added bonus of knowing that some of the profits are ploughed into helping Thailand's poor, particularly in the area of family planning. There's also a souvenir shop with a range of related memorabilia, but the main experience is the excellent-quality cuisine.
kimberIy says:
thanks for the recommendation, ed! saw some of the pictures, i have to see it for myself!
Posted on: Jan 26, 2011

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