Bangkok’s Restaurant of Safe Sex

Bangkok’s Restaurant of Safe Sex

I’d like the grilled fish with mango and a condom, please.

In Bangkok, there’s a lunch and dinner spot where you can utter that sentence to your waiter without it being the punch line of some (probably not very good) joke. Tucked away on one of the Thai capital’s many side streets is the Cabbages and Condoms Restaurant.

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The actual restaurant eating areas of Cabbages and Condoms are in rooms downstairs from the shop level, on a rooftop deck upstairs and outside in the courtyard garden. Unless you are in dire need of air-conditioning ask for a table in the latter section. There’s quite a cool vibe out in the courtyard, which is adorned by trees festooned with lights and flowers and, of course, condoms; imagine some tropical safe sex-themed jungle.

As for the food, the menu offerings are traditional Thai. Try the Pad Thai Gung Sod (stir fried noodles and shrimp) with an order of Som Tam Thai (papaya salad). The restaurant tends to severely dial down the spice level for meals ordered by farang (non-Asian looking people). If you want your food spiced Thai style you’ll have to not only ask the waitstaff for that but also convince them you know what you are getting into. Prices are a little high compared to comparable Bangkok restaurants. But then 100% of the restaurant’s proceeds go to a good cause.

At the end of your meal your bill will come with, you guessed it, a complimentary condom. Which could be useful if you’ve gone out to eat with a significant other and want to head back to your hotel for, um, “dessert.”

updated: 11 April 2014
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Note: There are six C & C restaurants around Thailand. The one reviewed is at 10 Sukhumvit Soi 12, Bangkok, Tel. (02) 229-4610

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  1. RaysAdventures says:

    Food and safe sex, what a great combination!

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