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Singapore is famous for its food – from local Michelin star hawker fare to food in celebrated restaurants said to be “worth taking a plane ride for” by the New York Times. Browsing this independent Singapore food blog may give a glimpse of where ordinary locals eat in Singapore or help you decide what to eat and where to eat in Singapore. A good place to start will be to check out our shortlist of 20 restaurants for various budgets and tastes.

Sushi JIRO 鮨 次郎

Founded more than 20 years ago in Upper East Coast Road by Nakano Jiro-San, Sushi JIRO 鮨 次郎 is now serving authentic Japanese dishes prepared at two swish locations – Sushi JIRO @ PARKROYA…

La Taperia Spanish Restaurant: $38++ Set Lunch

La Tapería Spanish restaurant is a restaurant in Shaw Centre. It is a member of the Les Amis Group which also has several other food outlets in the same building, such as Les Amis, Bistro Du Vin and …

Lim Bo Rojak and Ice Ke Lim
Ice Ke Lim and Lim Bo Rojak in Joo Chiat

Hidden in a coffee shop in Joo Chiat Place are two interesting stalls with punny names selling “tok kong” ice cream and Penang rojak. Ice Ke Lim sells specialty Asian gelato with flavours …

Dempsey Cookhouse Set Lunch : Contemporary Asian-Inspired European Food

We tried the Dempsey Cookhouse set lunch ($45++) when we were there recently. Like many of the restaurants at Dempsey, celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Singapore flagship at COMO Dempsey w…

Food Dictionary

If you are sometimes bewildered, like the Ordinary Patrons often are, by the array of descriptions of dishes, ingredients and cooking techniques in cosmopolitan Singapore, you may find some help in The Ordinary Patrons’ Dictionary of Singapore Food.

Deals & News

Singapore restaurants, cafes and F&B news, special events and promotions that we come across are listed in our Deals & News Page.


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