A unique restaurant I visited while I was in Bangkok was this place known as Cabbages & Condoms. Yup, that’s the name of the restaurant. It’s definitely one of those tourists haunts as that’s where we’d want to go check out when we visits foreign lands. Right? The unique thing about C&C is that The Cabbages & Condoms (C&C) Restaurant is uniquely decorated with condoms from all over the world plus messages and photos that support family planning. Yes, the whole restaurant is littered with condoms!
Located at Sukhumvit Soi 12, you won’t be able to spot the venue from the main road but if you are taking a cab, just tell the cab driver to bring you into Sukhumvit Soi 12 and you should be able to spot the signage to the restaurant about 200 meters into the road.
After all the oops and the aaahs, my friends and I settled down on a table on the 1st floor overlooking the restaurant below and proceed to place our orders. Before any food was picked, we had our customary coconut to chill the body after spending a day at the pool.
The first dish that came is a traditional Thai appetiser to get us ready for the main course, the Mieng Khum, consist of lemon, dried shrimp, peanut, ginger, deep fried coconut, chill, shallots and some special sauce all wrapped in wild betel leaves. It brings back memories of chilling in the kampung and some of the older kampung ladies sharing their betel leaves with me and my friends as we play by the river. Ah.. the good times….
Now, a proper meal for me is never complete without a plate of pork! so I ordered the Moo Tod Kra Time Phrik Thai or simply Deep Fried Pork with pepper and garlic. The pork’s a tad lean and dry compared to the way I usually like my pork but heck, it’s pork. So it’s good!
The next dish that arrived I think is the Sea Food Kha Ta Ron, which is Stir Fried Seafood with Chilli and herbs served in hot pan. I could be wrong so do correct me if you know the name of this dish. Can’t really say much about this as I didn’t have any of it.
And what Thai dinner if there’s no Tom Yam right? We had the Gang Kiew Wan Gung, shrimps in green curry with round eggplants. Surprisingly, none of the Tom Yam I had in Bangkok during my trip was spicy which is fantastic for me! I can’t eat spicy food so I had a blast with all the tom yam that was served!
And while we chill and chat before heading back to the hotel for our next activity, we had the Som Tum Thai or Thai Spicy papaya salad. To think that it’ll just be plain but the way it was prepared is quite interesting.
And to compliment all the food, I had the Khao Niao or sticky rice instead of the usual plain rice. I’m not really a rice person, hardly eat much of it as part of my meals but glutinous rice is among those I like and eating it with my hands and dipping them into the sauces and curry is fun in a weird way.
It’s truly an interesting restaurant to visit, for first time visitors to Bangkok, it’s definitely a must-go place to check out if you are thinking of what to eat around the Sukhumvit area.
Cabbages & Condoms
10 Sukhumvit Soi 12 Klongtoey,
Tel: 02 2294610
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