Did the title post itself pique your interest? It sure did for me when my friend reserved a table for us at Cabbages and Condoms!!
No, it's not a strip club or some dodgy "Tiger" bar, but rather a restaurant with a motto to practise "safe sex". It was founded by one of Thailand's most diverse and representative NGO(PDA) who's original aim was to promote family planning in urban and rural areas of Thailand. They trained many officers, and even monks to share information and knowledge about contraceptives to prevent the spread of AIDS. PDA has set up spa resorts and restaurants, such as Cabbages and Condoms to continue the promotion of safe sex which is a must go for travellers to Thailand!
Before I continue, I am sure you had the same question. Why the name "Cabbages and condoms" right?
It's because cabbages is a staple vegetable in Thailand. Every household eats them, and the founder of the restaurant wanted everyone to practise safe sex,which is to use condoms. Get the name now? Everyone in Thailand eats Cabbages, so everyone in Thailand should use contraceptives too! Ingenious!
It is about a 10 minute walk from the BTS(skytrain), you will pass a few spa's and strip clubs before arriving at the restaurant.... You wouldn't know what to expect after the walk there, but the restaurant itself is a sight to marvel at.....
Huge walkway into the restaurant, anticipation building up
After that, all you see is....
Pictures of different shaped condoms
Diagrams of different positions for both males and females, "which positions are safe or NOT, without condoms
All the lights in the restaurant are made of condoms
Statues also made of condoms
The only thing that's not condom related, their food! *phew* There was a huge variety of Thai food on their menu, from spicy to non-spicy! I highly recommend the Fried fish dish and their cashew chicken dish
Instead of mints, you get condoms!!! LOL
Racer statue decked out in colored condoms, and if you zoom in, you can see his gloves are made of birth control pills.... creative!!
An all white condom wedding gown! anybody wanna wear this for their wedding?
Don't you just love this statement?
After I walked out of this restaurant, I was all "condomed" out. I have never seen so many different types, shapes, and colors of condoms before! I loved the concept of this restaurant so much because it clearly advocates safe sex blatantly , and anything you purchase in the restaurant, from food to souvenirs goes to charity! A restaurant which is fun, different, and exciting, yet puts the message forth and does their bit for charity *me likey* You can find out more about them here.
If only we can franchise it here in Malaysia.....can we?