Cabbages & Condoms, Bangkok

4.5 out of 5 stars 44 Reviews

10 Sukhumvit Soi 12 (02) 2294610

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    Cabbages and Condoms: check out the alternative to dinner mints

    by missfledgling Written Feb 8, 2005

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    supported and endorsed by the government, cabbages and condoms offers thai food at fairly reasonable prices amidst a charming backdrop. here, the restaurant is surrounded by lush greenery and a wall/waterfall feature..there's also a shop selling all things gimmicky associated with the humble condom.

    Favorite Dish: i ordered fried rice noodles. not so good.

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  • Cabbages and Condoms: Excellent quality and cheap

    by Greylady Written Feb 2, 2005

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    Doesn't this look inviting?

    This is well worth going to for the fabulous food and the condom shop.(Never knew you could do so many things with them!) This restaurant is to promote family planning, hence the name.
    Such a fantastic choice of food which is cooked to perfection. The setting is very interesting and you have a choice of eating inside or out.
    If you are staying at the Landmark Hotel you can walk to Cabbages and Condoms quite easily.

    Favorite Dish: Too many to describe and I liked everything I ordered.

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    Cabbages & Condoms Restaurant: Fab Thai Food in Interesting Setting

    by saracen Written Jan 9, 2005

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    Great Thai restaurant with some excellent regional cooking.

    Restaurant is set in a nice, secluded garden with lots of lights in the trees and waterfall effects. There is also an air conditioned indoor area if the heat is too much for you.

    The staff are polite and friendly, if a little reserved. The food is plentiful, beuatufully presented, and tastes great.

    The best bit is that the restuarant profits help provide sexual health initiatives and education in the developing world.

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    Cabbages & Condoms Bangkok: Condoms After A Meal?

    by Rachelynn Updated Dec 19, 2004

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    Nope, this is not a sleazy restaurant. =P

    As i quote from them, Cabbages & Condoms is a "Restaurant with A Mission" and i would say, a noble mission....to spread the message of Safe Sex.

    This restaurant has such a romantic setting...fairylights...good food...followed by free condoms, what more can you ask for???

    The menu is pretty extensive and creative, my personal favourite is the spicy condom salad and the thai green curry with rice. If you prefer something else, no worries, burgers and fries and spaghetti are definitely on the menu.

    It's a 20 minutes walk from Asok BTS Train station, by the time i reached, i was perspiring all over, not romantic at all. =(

    Thus take a cab to this place.

    Oh yes, pls make a reservation before you go. It's crowded on weekends!!! With a good mix of locals and tourist.

    You may ask your hotel to make a reservation for you. Usually they will have the number.

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    Cabbages and Condoms: Condoms instead of after dinner mints!

    by SamuiDean Written Nov 29, 2004

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    This restaurant offer a pleasant dining experience in Bangkok. Not only do the restaurants offer excellent food, but they also promote the safe sex message (an important point in Thailand where AIDS is a problem).

    The world's largest collection of national brand condoms is displayed around the walls and the carpet up the stairs has cartoons of typical condoms for various trades and professions woven into the fabric. Instead of serving after dinner mints, there are bowls of condoms located at the exits just in case.

    The range and quality of food available at the restaurant is excellent, with most of the Thai favourites being on offer as well as regional specialities. The food is prepared so as to be acceptable to foreign palates, but if you want Thai strength spices then either add more from the condiment tray or ask the waiter.

    Associated with the restaurant is the handicraft shop jointly operated with Oxfam. The shop sells a variety of condom related memorabilia, as well as handicrafts like woven silk and carved wooden figurines made in villages. All profits from the store are returned to the villages, and it provides a convenient outlet for many of the traditional and more modern handicrafts produced in Northeast Thailand

    Favorite Dish: Great selection of local Thai food. I can't narrow it down to one particular favourite.

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  • Cabbages & Condoms: Nice Atmosphere, Great Food, Good Cause

    by Daniel_Stokes Written Oct 14, 2004

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    The food is, at worst, pretty good Thai food.

    It's not the fanciest meal in Bangkok, but the dedication of Dr. Meechai, the former public health minister and owner, to his foundation work -- reproductive health services, vocational assistance for former or potential commercial sex workers, village economic development work, and HIV/STI prevention -- together with the very pretty old-fashioned Thai building, wildly decorated with condoms from around the world, make this a meal like no other.

    The money you spend does some extraordinarily important work.

    There's a sister restaurant in Khorat which offers a very nice patio.

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    Cabbages and Condoms: You'd never see this in Texas

    by Mattison Written Aug 1, 2004

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    Joey seeing what came with the bill

    This restaurant was built to promote family planning and AIDS prevention. They are very open about the theme of their restaurant and their food is guaranteed not to cause pregnancy. When the bill comes, instead of giving you mints they give you condoms. What Fun?? The atomsphere is very relaxed, we ate dinner outside with fountains, fans and lots of tropical plants. The service was great and the prices reasonable. They also have a give shop with Thai handicrafts and Cabbages and Condom T-shirts.

    Favorite Dish: Any of the Thai food, we also had banana splits and mangos with sticky rice for dessert, which were heavenly. The mangos are seasonal, I think between March and July.

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    Cabbages & Condoms: Very good Upmarket Resturant! A Must visit!

    by harjeev Written Jul 22, 2004

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    The food at this resturant was good. Most of the dishes are served with a bowl of rice (as they mostly do with in all thai dishes) The food was good and all the walls are decorated with condoms from around the globe. Yes its right with Condoms. And not these normal condoms that we see today but of all various shapes and sizes Actually i was later told that the founder of this resturant belived that birth control should be as cheap vegetables and thats how the resturant got its name. I think that all the profit of this resturant goes towards aids control etc.
    And this is the best part
    "When you finish the meals and time comes to pay your bill one is given condoms as souviners."
    :-)

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    Cabbages and Condoms

    by SirRichard Written Oct 21, 2003

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    My food

    This original and charming restaurant, in the Sukhumvit (east) area, is managed by the Population & Community Development Association of Thailand. The restaurant incomes help fund population control, AIDS awareness, and a host of rural development programs. That's why such a strange name.

    You enter the restaurant via a tropical garden, in which there are outdoor tables. When I went it was raining, so I went in, which is nice and charm too.

    It was cheap (2 USD first dishes, 3 USD mains) and tasty, a great experience!

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    Cabbage & Condoms: My favourit restaurant was in...

    by Sharon Updated Sep 12, 2003

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    This restaurant was so nice and has a very special atmosphere, dont mistake by its name.... nothing derty here ...lol.
    When you enter the place you don't even realize you get into a restaurant until you are inside and then its just lovely, especially if you eat outside, that is the big fun, oh yes.... and the food is just great and as usual in Thailand very cheap.
    Very Very special atmosphere, try it .

    Favorite Dish: Most kinds of shrimps & kalamary

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    The Cabbages & Condoms...

    by MacKiwi Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The Cabbages & Condoms Restaurant
    Set up by the advocate for safe sex in Thailand, Mr Meechai has had a great deal of success with this restaurant. The most intersting point is your departure when you are free to help yourself to a selection of free condoms. Mr Meechai's way of spreading the word about safe sex.

    Favorite Dish: A truly great selection of Thai food

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    Cabbages and Condoms: Cabbages and Condoms

    by Audrey118 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This is a simple restaurant, albeit set in a nice 'green' environment. I was rather amused by the dining table which under the glass cover it decorated with different coloured condoms. There is a small shop at the entrance of the restaurant and they sell souveniers...but the unique ones are of condoms. They have paper weight with condoms in side, and they have mugs with condom prints etc. Quite a joke!!!

    Favorite Dish: the food there is excellent - and at modest prices.
    On the evenings we were there, there were lots of tourists as well as expatriates.
    They have good curries and fish etc. I particularly was taken by their red jasmine rice...which I have never seen before.

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    Cabbages and Condoms: THAI PORK SATAY

    by daryll Written Jun 29, 2006

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    Eat the pineapple as well

    Favorite Dish: ALSO DO NOT MISS

    2nd. Pork Thai Satay
    - Succulent Pork satay, lemon grass and kafir lime leave goes up to your nose...delicious. served with thai green curry paste.
    COST : 120 BAHT

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    Cabbages and Condoms: Pork and Crab pastry?

    by daryll Written Jun 29, 2006

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    WOW...

    Favorite Dish: DO NOT MISS

    1st. Pork and Crab small cone
    - is like dim sum, mini cone, filled with mince pork and crab with fish sauce, top with sweetcorn.
    COST : 120 BAHT

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