Thailand was no different. I had to find one.
I turned my fingers to Google, flicked from one page to the next and came across a themed restaurant in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit district named Cabbages and Condoms. The name alone suggested that this restaurant was one of a kind and I was ready to be blown away.
Cabbages and Condoms – Dining for a Good Cause
The whole idea of Cabbages and Condoms is to create sexual health awareness and to promote a better understanding of family planning. Instead of an after-dinner mint, you get an after-dinner condom. Instead of fancy stone sculptures to fill the empty space, multi-coloured mannequins decorated in condoms and birth control pills forms part of the restaurant’s unique decor. And instead of a hush-hush under the table conversation about the birds and the bees one can find comical explicit brochures and posters about the facts of life.
Cabbages and Condoms forms part of the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) and the proceeds from the gift shop and restaurant fund the development and social welfare activities of PDA. PDA is a well-established non-government organisation in Thailand and started with the promotion of family planning in the 1970s in the rural and urban areas of Thailand.
While Cabbages and Condoms might be too out there and a bit hard to swallow for Uncle Conservative and Aunty Modest, the restaurant gets to the bottom of taboo subjects. In fact they take it to a whole new level and put safe sex unapologetically on the table.
The Menu – Get more Bang for your Baht
Size is not everything but Cabbages and Condoms’ diverse menu has something to tickle everyone’s fancy from hot Thai salads, to (ca)noodle dishes, to the sweet taste of mango and sticky rice. The delicacies are local, the prices are inexpensive and the taste orgasmic; taking your palate to new heights, rocking your taste buds and filling you with mouth-watering satisfaction.
If you’re visiting for the cause, the food, the art or just for a few giggles, this unique themed restaurant will trigger your senses, rub you the right way and pleasure all the right spots.
Cabbages and Condoms is open daily from 11:00 to 22:00 and can be found at Sukhumvit 12 Alley in Bangkok, just a few minutes away from the Asok or Nana BTS station.