Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cabbages and condoms

Cabbages and Condoms is a restaurant "conceptualized in part to promote better understanding and acceptance of family planning and to generate income to support various development activities of the Population and Community Development Association (PDA)" in Thailand. (C&C Restaurant Bangkok)

Mechai Viravaidya, the restaurant founder who is nicknamed Mr Condom, is a former politician and activist who popularised condom use, encouraged family planning and raised AIDS awareness in Thailand. He believes that “birth control should be as accessible and as easy to buy as vegetables in the market.”

Set in a beautiful garden courtyard aglow with fairy lights at night, the restaurant is conveniently located on 10 Sukhumvit Soi 12 and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Everywhere almost everything you see has something to do with birth control. Its unique theme has attracted international attention. A sign around Tiger Woods' condom golf club says, "did you use them Tiger?"

I celebrated my birthday here a couple of years back with a girl friend. We explored fun visuals and items for sale, then peeped at their bar called Captain Condom

They claim their food is guaranteed not to cause pregnancy. After paying for our meal I found something in our tab that at first I thought were mints. Chuckling at the condoms, my friend teased the server, "don't these things come with a man?!"


  1. Your world is very beautiful and very colorful. I enjoyed this visit very much and am following you now.

    I also added you to my Google Plus Circles.

    Happy day! :-)

  2. Interesting restaurant, good cause too.

  3. Glad to find you in the same world. I am in Thailand, too. I am your newest follower.

    Scudds x

  4. What an interesting restaurant! I will have to look it up next time I'm in Bangkok! :)

  5. What an interesting find. All credit to the restaurant owner for promoting such good practise.

  6. That is hilarious! Great post!!! At first it sounds pretty bizarre (okay it still sounds bizarre...) but it's such a good idea to make it so common and ordinary so that they get the message across. Love all the sculptures, etc. using the condoms. What a riot! That place is now on my bucket list. :o)

  7. Looks like a cool place, very unique restaurant.

  8. Interesting name for a restaurant.....very unique! Thanks for sharing this post. I wonder if it is popular among the tourists in your area. Hmmm, I think Philippines should make a similar resto with a twist. :)

  9. What a great idea!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  10. memorable name that is!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  11. LOL! what an interesting and fun place! the name is just, yes, bizarre...but this a great way to promote safe sex and well, cabbage.:p enjoyed this post very much.

    C is for...

  12. Too funny! I'd like to CHECK that place out!

    abcw team

  13. Great story mareng! Haven't been back there in a while. We can go check if the rubbers still don't come with a man.

  14. I just love that name. It is surely a conversation starter! hah!

  15. I don't think you will every forget that name lol.

    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team



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