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by captain kait
Houghton, New York
July 20, 2005
The white-linen tablecloth restaurant was gorgeous when we visited. We sat outside on in a tree-lined grove lit by candles and Christmas lights. Waterfalls and flowers added to the illusion of being tucked away from the city. The menu at Cabbages and Condoms offered specialties as well as quintessential Thai dishes of high quality. The fruity drinks and desserts we tried we especially good. Even though much of the menu is available from street vendors for a fraction of the cost, the proceeds from the restaurant go to educate those same Thais about AIDS and other STDs, sexual activity, birth control and other subjects that have been taboo for so long.
After a satisfying meal, we stopped in a the giftshop, which was an adventure enough in itself. The proprieters offer a wide selection of what you might call "specialty" gifts - bouquets of condoms, mugs, t-shirts, and books about condoms, and free handouts of condoms (which come with the meal instead of after dinner mints). If this would be considered a theme restaurant, it was very tactfully done, a unique but quality experience.
From journal The First, and Unforgettable, Bangkok
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
July 27, 2007
From journal Bangkok's Best Thai Restaurants
December 12, 2006
From journal More Bangkok for Your Buck
January 11, 2006
From journal Bangkok Shopping
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
October 14, 2003
The setting is not the only thing which is breathtaking here -- the meals are always cooked to perfection and the service is prompt and cheerful on even the busiest night! Why not try the Pad Thai Noodles with Chicken Wrapped in Pandanas Leaves served with an ice cold Singha Beer - to finish perhaps a Thai Whiskey and Cola.
The choice is yours, though I am sure whatever you choose an evening at C and C will be one of those lasting memories you will always treasure.
For a bit of fun after your meal, check out the PCDA gift shop located at the front of the restaurant. Here you will see condoms used in ways you never thought possible. A great place to purchase that little something for the friend who has everything.
From journal Live the High Life in Bangkok
January 18, 2003
No--its not some weird, kinky sex restaurant--the owner is a champion of AIDS prevention in Thailand and proceeds of the restaurant go towards the cause.
The restaurant is not that cheap but is worth it for the experience--the entire restaurant is filled with condoms and condom paraphernalia and is actually quite interesting once you get past the table tops which are topped with glass, under which are hundreds of colored condoms!
The nicest place to sit is outside in the garden area which has vines falling from high above which are covered in tiny fairy lights.
The food is excellent and the menu includes a Spicy Condom Salad. There is also a gift shop which has heaps of unique gifts to bring back for your friends and family.
The sign at the exit sums up the atmosphere at the restaurant:
'Sorry, we have no mints. Please take a condom instead' (condoms are provided in 2 sizes--German and Brazilian. I'll leave it up to you to work out the difference!)
From journal A Week in Bangkok
Hamilton Square, New Jersey
October 22, 2002
The restaurant has a tree-lined courtyard, lit at night by softly glowing lamps. The trees form a canopy under which you walk along a wooden path into a building along the lines of a traditional Thai merchant house. On entering, you are given a choice between air conditioning or not. If you can stand it, you're probably better off staying out of the AC -- it will allow you to adapt to the heat better. There is a gift shop with a variety of items (not all of them condoms or even necessarily sex-related!) where we spent a fun 15 minutes on the way out. But first, to dinner.
There were six of us. We ordered about 10 dishes among us -- five appetizers and five main courses, along with rice and bottles of water. The total bill came to about $40 or so. Among our favorite dishes were chicken wrapped in banana leaves, spicy Chicken Panang (a curry with coconut milk and basil) and a whole fish baked with ginger and lemongrass. We ate it right down to the meat in the fish's cheeks!
We skipped dessert (to be honest, we pretty much skipped desserts the whole time -- they never seemed too appealing), but did have some delicious Thai coffee. Made with evaporated milk, Thai coffee is thick and sweet and almost a dessert in itself.
The servers were attentive without being intrusive. Glasses were kept filled with water, plates were brought and cleared at a pace that never made us feel rushed but also didn't leave us feeling like we'd been sitting forever -- except that it took about 10 minutes to get someone to take our order for drinks when we first sat down.
It was probably the second best meal I ate in Bangkok. If I can remember the name of what I thought was best, I'll post it. It's a cooking school/restaurant on the second floor above a grocery store directly across the street from the entrance to the Amari Boulevard -- awesome Tom Kah Gai (a spicy chicken and coconut milk soup)!
From journal No Shopping, No Tuk-Tuk!
June 22, 2002
From journal Sizzling Bangkok
by Jeanne Travels
June 1, 2002
They take the standard credit cards and don't drop your teeth as you receive your receipt. Instead of a mint, you will be presented with a foil wrapped condom. All in keeping with the education of AIDS/HIV awareness and education. Toward the back near the restrooms there is a center where they hold classes on the transmission/prevention of the HIV virus.
The gift shop on the premises will provide you with some unique souveniers that will amaze your friends back home.
From journal Two weeks in Thailand
April 12, 2003
Once seated, it was a while before our server took our order. There are fruit drinks available. The service was slow on the uptake, taking perhaps 10 to 15 minutes. The quality of the foods we tried was very high. Condoms are given out at the end of the meal instead of breath mints.On another visit, we ordered deep-fried crab rolls with minced shrimp and minced water chestnuts THB 150 were good, the pan-fried salmon with payaya salad THB 300 was alright, the steamed whole sea bass THB 300, a popular dish wasn't to my taste, the service wasn't nearly as good. They served the fish with a heat source underneath with the idea of keeping the fish hot while you consume it, I don't care for this practice as the fish is overcooked. There's a gift shop there if you feel inclined to buy something there. There wasn't anything I saw there that I really had to have. The Rubber Tree Lounge is open till 1am and offers free Internet with 3 stations or wi-fi with your own laptop.There's another restaurant in Chiang Mai and a resort in Pattaya, both seemed more out of the way than the Bangkok location.Hours: 11am-10pm. Credit cards accepted. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
From journal BKK