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Cabbages and Condoms, Sukhumvit, Soi 12, Bangkok

Went to dinner last evening with Sandy and Kay McKinnon and a party of friends at this most unusual of venues in Bangkok. It is part of a project to bring aids awareness to Thailand and make condoms as accessible as cabbages, hence the name.

The decor is unashamedly in-your-face with mannequins dressed in costumes fashioned completely out of condoms etc..

The food is Thai with a selection to cover all tastes.  We picked a selection of starters including rice cakes, spring rolls, sate and chicken and sweetcorn baskets.  Main courses were pork in yellow curry, spicy (very) prawns, chicken with lemongrass and crab patties to name but a few. It was all extremely tasty and helped by both the company and some very passable red wine (and beer for some) we spent a very enjoyable evening, the highlight of which was the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir (over for a festival) who were also eating there and gave an impromptu rendering of  various traditional welsh songs.

Thai Spice, Talbot Place, Dublin

Thai SpiceIf your in the Connolly Station area and stuck for somewhere for a quick meal then Thai spice is worth a visit.  If you cross over the road from the station and into Talbot Street it is the first turn on the left. From an overherad conversation it is run by a Thai family and the food certtainly seems authentic though I am not a conoisseur.  The place is clean and neat and the service very quick and acceptable.  It is fully licenced and the house red is a Montepulciano d’ abruzzo.  At €3.90 for a largish glass that is value for money in Dublin.  I had the Pad Khing, a stir fry of pork, onions, black funghi, scallions and chilli, plus the ubiquitious carrots, and fried rice.  Really was very tasty.  There were two Thai locals at another table who ordered the day’s special (€8.95) .  It looked very palatable and there was plent of it.  They obviously tone down the spicy heat for the general public as these boys called for the dips tray and emptied two bowls of the chilli.

Would certainly call again if stuck for an hour waiting for the Enterprise.