Cabbages & Condoms is a rather infamous restaurant and tourist attraction in central Bangkok mostly famed for it’s delicious Thai cuisine and unorthodox condom theme.
The Cabbages & Condoms restaurant is actually run by a local charity, PDA, that works to promote aids awareness and education on family planning within the community. Not only does it help reduce the amount of pregnancies in Thai teens, but it also helps support local development in Thailand.
Despite the serious message behind Cabbages & Condoms in Bangkok, the restaurant takes on a rather light hearted and creative tone. Look closer at the pretty lamps and light shades, and you’ll notice the light shining through an intricate structure of condoms.
These quirky touches run throughout the restaurant: life-sized cops made out of condoms, a game show style spinning wheel of sexual diseases, and complimentary condoms in place of standard after-dinner mints… it personally puts me off my dinner a bit though. I’m such a prude…
However, despite what some people might find to be a slightly crude theme for a restaurant, the whole setting comes together quite tastefully and elegantly. The Cabbages & Condoms restaurant offers an ambient environment of charming fairy lights, colourful decor and traditional, Thai wooden furnishings.
The upper floor of the restaurant overlooks a natural courtyard area sheltered by interspersed tall trees for a more wild and pleasant feel. It’s perfect for a romantic or special dinner while on holiday in Bangkok – or simply a change of scene for expats.
Cabbages & Condoms menu
The menu at Cabbages & Condoms offers a variety of simple, affordable Thai dishes and more extravagant, expensive dishes (expensive for Thailand anyway). Dishes start from 120 baht for mains like Fried Bean Curd & Cashew Nut, Pad See-Ew (fried chicken and noodles with soy sauce) and Som Tam (papaya salad).
Middle-of-the-range options on the Cabbages & Condoms menu include Beef Massaman Curry and Chicken Panang Curry for 250 baht. Finer dishes such as lamb or steamed whole bass with fresh mango sauce cost up to 400 baht per dish. Cabbages & Condoms have a great and extensive menu for sampling the Thai cuisine while in Bangkok – or just for a change of scenery for expats.
How to get to Cabbages & Condoms Bangkok
Take the BTS to Asoke station on the Sukhumvit line. Cabbages & Condoms is located on the right hand side of Sukhumvit Soi 12 just a few hundred metres from the station. It’s about a 5 minute walk down the Soi.