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Singaporean, Asian
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 17 October 2021

The condo did a groupbuy with orders from 27 families. The dishes were delivered on time, though some were cold. The signature rojak was also cold, but the taste was still good, and it had a lot of youtiao pieces. The chicken rendang, as well...as beef rendang nasi lemaks were also tasty. The rice was flavourful and we enjoyed the hardboiled and fried eggs, which were something different. The eatery is run by and trains intellectually challenged people, but they have shown they can put together tasty meals. We also had apple crumble tarts, which were good. We enjoyed the food so much that we aim to dine there once restrictions are relaxed or lifted.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Reasonable pricing on food & the coffee is good! The people who work here are intellectually challenging people. Some of them run the stall. They also have some courses available.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

A unforgettable experience at the Cook, bake and serve program here. The items we made and served to the elderly folks met with thumbs up approval for nice snack. Then we had lunch from the stalls. The assam fish with brinjal from Malay nasi parang...was fresh and delicious. The rojak stall gets 5-stars for yummy, delicious use of quality ingredients well mixed with excellent prawn paste. Didn't try the vegetarian one, yet think it should be just as yummy. Colleague tried the economical rice and shared the vegetables were fresh and tasty. Keep up the social enterprise meaningful work and food standards.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

When researching places to visit, especially where to eat while in Singapore, I wanted to seek out an alternative venue and visit a hawker centre, one of many located on the island. Yet I wanted to find somewhere that was unique and unusual and I...found a gem of a place that not only feeds your hunger - it also feeds your soul. Located on the first floor of a parade of shops, in the Serangoon area of Singapore and adjacent to a wet market selling fresh produce and fish, Dignity Kitchen is a social enterprise hawker centre / food court that not only provides delicious food but provides training and employment opportunities to disabled and disadvantaged people in the local area. Set up in 2006 by Koh Seng Choon, a former steel works manager and management consultant who worked in the UK for 12 years, Dignity Kitchen recruits people with a wide range of social issues including those with hearing impairments, sight impairments, mental health conditions, survivors of domestic abuse and trains them according to Singapore’s Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) standards in food and beverage management and service. The food offerings range from home-made baked goods including various flavoured muffins, mooncakes, breads, Chinese buns and cakes to hawker stalls serving traditional Chinese noodle dishes, stir fries and Indian street food. Participants are paired up with each other in a buddying style system where, through working together in their specific hawker food offering, each learns about the other’s condition and about what it may be like for the other. Following the course, graduates are placed with employers in the hospitality and catering industry. But the support doesn’t stop there. As well as the training, they also provide a range of other services and programmes including: - corporate team building events such as their Hawker for a Day initiative where employees can learn how to cook and sell from one of the outlets - city tours and lunch visits for elderly residents - young children’s / young person’s pastry and baking skills events They even provide a unique business opportunity for parents with children who have learning difficulties through Dignity Mama, collecting and selling second-hand books on dedicated stalls in hospitals. The achievements and approach that Koh Seng Choon has created have not only been recognised in Singapore, they have been recognised internationally, and Dignity Kitchen attracts visitors from different countries, whether that is a group of university students from India or delegates and officials from Chinese or Japanese governments so that they can replicate something similar. Their concept and training programmes have also been recognised by a committee set up to look at how the hawker trade in Singapore can be supported to ensure the traditional trade encourages younger people into the industry, raising standards in hawker training and the social benefits of bringing socially excluded and isolated groups together to eat and socialise. When we visited, a group of Indian students were hearing about how Dignity Kitchen provide training for blind cashiers; apparently, the visually impaired trainee is able to tell the difference of the coins and notes by the differing sizes, shapes and weights. So if you are looking for an alternative place to whet your appetite for Singaporean cuisine and hospitality, seek out Dignity Kitchen and get a taste of what is possible if, as according to the vision displayed at the entrance, you help in some small way “to build and return the dignity to the disadvantaged and disabled through vocation with passion.”More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

The Dignity kitchen is one of the most innovative restaurants I have ever been. It has such a nice ambiance. Food was also tasty. Especially loved the way, we were served. Such a warm presence. Please do visit.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Mr. Koh, the founder of this food court, who is a very passionate person with a vision to give back the dignity to the people in needs - not only that, they managed to deliver an excellent experience to my taste bud with delicious local...food! A must-visit to anyone who visit Singapore and support the community.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The Dignity Kitchen [in Serangoon Market] food court] won the President's award for social entrepreneurship! Its objective is to; "build and return to dignity to the disadvantaged & disabled through vocation with passion! There about 8 food stalls on the second floor... and the food...is great!! A wonderful testament to the folk that have responded! Definitely worthwhile! [they close at 3:30PM]More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

In an honest review, the nasi Briyani wasn't worth the money. It was far from average standards. The curry tasted too watery. The rice were not fragrant. The serving was small. The chicken were mushy. However, all these do not matter because you eat here...for a good cause. The person who prepared this had benefitted from this place having found employment there where he would have been casted away outside. There was a group of elderly music ministry members who played the piano. The place really gave the people a dignity. The ambiance was really great too. But food quality wise it needs to improve.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I strongly recommend and encourage families with children and friends to go to this place to have a good meal and also support this social enterprise. There are board games which you can play and also karaoke set up which no hawker centre can provide....The food court has a ISO certified hygiene standard though it is prepared by disabled and under privileged folks. Try the Roger Rojak, it is prepared by Uncle Tiong. It is good. There are white and black sauce rojak. We tried the white Rojak and it is good. The muffins are great ! Price is reasonable at $1.80 only. Highly recommended. Though it is not air-con, it is windy. I personally like Jason's fishball and curry noodles. The curry is not spicy and I have. A good serving of potatoes and chicken meat. Jason is a autism adult but he earn his salary with Dignity. Talk to Jason about Man U Soccer and his face lit up! Great good food, reasonable price. You help the Singaporean underprivileged and disabled with a good cause. Btw, the food is HALA certified and so is the place so that our Muslim Neighbours can enjoy the food too.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

The ultimate hawker dining experience - Singapore’s first hawker training school for disabled and disadvantaged folks. The ingredients that go into making this really unique, require first hand experience. Importantly, it helps train those who society find hard to accept & those who work with...them, then sustain what they learn, helps their confidence to feel included and then integrates them back into society. We had the privilege of being a small part of Dignity kitchen back in 2010 & 2011. Seeing how this unique project has moved ahead with much sweat & hard work from Prof Koh Seng Choon & his team is unbelievable. We dropped by for a family breakfast which was a rather satisfying experience. The dishes served up are as in a normal food court but the quality & level of hygiene is par excellence. It has the highest ISO 22000 certification for food safety management systems. It's one of a kind. A moment of greatness. You have to experience it to believe it.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5