Bangkok is full of eccentricity. This time, I associate my lunch with sex. However, the restaurant guarantees that their food will not cause pregnancy. Cabbages and Condoms Restaurant intrigued me enough to make me go out even on a 40oC afternoon. Melting under the umbrella, I finally found the place at Sukhumvit Soi 12.
|Welcome to Cabbages and Condoms or known as C&C in short|
Located next to the Asian Centre for Population and Community Development, this bizarre eatery has attracted international attention. Cabbages and Condoms is established by the Population and Community Developement Association (PDA), one of Thailand's largest and most successful private, non-profit, development organizations. PDA was founded to promote family planning and to contain Thailand's rapid population growth (average of 7 children per family).
|Located just adjacent to the Asian Centre for Population and Community Development|
So why Cabbages and Condoms instead of other names? The institution believes that for family planning to be successful, birth control should be as accessible as vegetables in the market and the ones served in the restaurant. A deluge of sense penetrated into me and the brilliance of the name shone. The deep and serious intention of the appellation totally changed my initial perception that it was for shallow marketing.
|You know you are heading to the right place when the road that leads to the resto shows outstanding decor|
|Greeted by manequin bedecked in condoms|
|Santa and an army boy|
|Interior of the restaurant is cosy and relaxing|
|Enjoying the atmosphere while waiting for my food|
|Shady enough to provide a cool place despite the heat|
|More chef's recommendation|
|Clear Chicken Broth THB190|
|Sipping my soup with lots of yummy ingredients|
|Restaurant is bedecked with interesting posters|
|Posters are to break taboo of an issue that is more of a national concenrn|
|Creative posters to create awareness|
Cabbages and Condoms Restaurant
10 Sukhumvit Soi 12
Open daily 11.00am-10.00pm