Cabbages and Condoms – Bangkok

May 3, 2012

Cabbages and condoms is a bit of an institution in Bangkok, several people told me I must go and when I arrived Adam had already been with Jack once and was keen to go again.

The strange name is explained…

Here are the cabbages.

The strange thing about this place is the many ‘sculptures’ made from condoms… they are all through the entrance and make it smell of rubber a little. Nice.

Hi Santa.

Who knew you could make a wedding dress from condoms.

Even the lights didn’t escape.

Also lots of safe sex advice on the walls.

So basically to explain the name the restaurant is part of a non-profit organisation that promotes safe sex and family planning in Thailand. These kind of charities are massively important in countries where contraception is not widely used.

You can read more here

Once you are inside the restaurant opens up into a beautiful courtyard, and is huge with many rooms going up and around here as well.

There was traditional Thai music played while we ate.

The food is the reason most people visit, and they do make great (Thai) food. I have nothing more to say than that really… go!

We all ordered Tom Yum soup which came in a huge vat and was served to us at the table into smaller bowls.

I ordered a big pile of dim sum as well, I ordered it as much as I could in Thailand. Again it’s something you can’t really get in Bristol (I don’t know where to look really)

The classic Papaya Salad.

Masaman Beef curry. This really was a dinner of classics, nothing exciting here.

Of course we had to try the Pad Thai, always good.

We also got some stir fried vegetables. There were three of us and we ordered way too much food but it’s such good value here you really have to dive in.

And still the dishes kept coming, this was stir fried beef with chilli and vegetables.

And we ended with the favourite dessert of all time (from my Husband) mango and sticky rice. I really should learn how to make this.


So when in Bangkok you really should visit Cabbages and Condoms, give some money to charity have a great dinner and enjoy the fun restaurant.

And yes they really do give out tons of condoms!

Cabbages and Condoms


One Response to “Cabbages and Condoms – Bangkok”

  1. Looks like an interesting place!

    If you’re after decent dim sum in Bristol, head to Dynasty. They only offer dim sum at lunchtimes, as far as I’m aware, but it’s well worth a visit!

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