Pope Jai Thai opened its doors earlier this year in the arguably most hip place in town – Scape Orchard.
As a business entity that creates employment opportunities to 8 different group of beneficiaries, you’ll find that you’re served by beneficiaries who have special needs, are hard of hearing, physically disabled and/or are youth at risks. While the quality of your meal is not affected, you’ll be able to open your eyes to the disadvantaged individuals in our society that really needs more opportunities like these to help them progress and make a living. Enjoy your meal, because we did!
– Gail & Jem
Thai Iced Milk Tea Tower (Cold) – $15.80/2 litres
G & J: We are used to towers of beer, but certainly not fascinating towers of ice cold milk tea. Not only was this extra “shiok” because you can refill at least 3 times each, you get to drink out of cute tin cans that are reminiscent of olden times in Singapore.
Grilled Pork Stick – $6/2pcsG & J: Now this dish is one that is extremely popular in Thailand, but still considered pretty rare in local restaurants. It was a little less fat than what we would’ve liked, but the crispy garnishing on top makes up for it.
Phad Thai (seafood) – $8.80G & J: You can’t go wrong with a classic Phad Thai! It was not overly sweet and we appreciate that.
Mango Sticky Rice – $6.80
Red Ruby – $5G & J: A good way to end your meal. Sliced mangoes with sticky-sweet rice and a milky bowl of chestnuts.
Not in pictures: Tom Yum Soup and BBQ Pork Collar
It takes a lot to make the first step to venture into such territories, and it is admirable of Pope Jai Thai to be the first local F&B business to employ underprivileged people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
You might encounter slow service and become impatient, but let’s be a bit more encouraging now that we know the background of these staff. Pope Jai Thai sometimes conducts regular stimulation with disabilities workshops in the restaurant for the public, so you will see that there are wheelchairs inside the restaurant.
We had a sneak peek of how the staff work in the kitchen, with special tools and a disciplined routine to help them learn and adapt. With no GST and service charge, they are definitely encouraging more people to drop by and do their part for the underprivileged in our society.
2 Orchard Link #03-03
Tel: 6634 1238
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
* This is an invited media tasting by Pope Jai Thai.
Average price per pax: $15-$25
What you should order: Iced Milk Tea Tower, Pork Collar, Mango Sticky Rice.