The Ordinary Patrons

The Ordinary Patrons write about Singapore restaurants, cafes and other food and beverage establishments we visit – giving our frank opinion about the food, service and atmosphere of the place and whether we think the prices give good value. We visit an eatery just as the average customers do and pay for our own meals. This Singapore food blog is about real dining experience of ordinary Singaporeans.

Singapore Food

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. The number of Singapore restaurants, cafes and food stalls is staggering and new places for food & beverages sprout up by the week. Yet you commonly hear in Singapore –  What to Eat?  Where to eat? – and there is a constant search for the latest food guide and restaurant reviews. 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.

Food Clusters

A collection of posts about food clusters in Singapore the Ordinary Patrons have explored – like the shiny Jewel in Changi Airport, scenic Botanic Gardens, the swanky Marina One and Duo Galleria, Dempsey Hill in an old army base, Marine Cove by the beach and malls in the suburbs.

New Places

A collection of this Singapore food blog’s posts about new Singapore restaurants, cafes and other food places the Ordinary Patrons have discovered – sharing what is cooking or brewing in new spots and exciting new additions to the Singapore food scene – such as JÙN Restaurant, Indigo Blue Kitchen, Wildseed Cafe at Alkaff Mansion, Min Jiang @ Dempsey, Yan’s Dining Fine Shanghai Cuisine, Olivia Restaurant, Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine, Fine Dining Bakery by Akira .M and Hans Im Gluck VivoCity.

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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