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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. 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.

New Cafe in July 2021 - CMCR Joo Chiat
Best Cafes in Singapore For Dining in 2021 After P2HA

It is finally August and dining-in at restaurants is likely to be permitted soon. Here are some of the best cafes in Singapore to celebrate the return to dining out again in 2021. Cafes in Singapore a…

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Pâtisserie CLÉ – a happiness boost

Cakes and pastries are comfort food. There is the theory that sweet and starchy desserts prompt the release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that can help promote good mood. That is all the excuse we …

Tempura Takeaway From Tenya Singapore: Good Value Tendon

Tempura takeaway From Tenya Singapore was what we decided have for lunch. Japanese food is always a welcome change from the usual local food. But many types of Japanese food have their challenges for …

Pantler River Valley : New Patisserie & Cafe Location

Opened in February 2021, Pantler River Valley is the new location of the popular Pantler cafe which used to be at Telok Ayer. Judging from the long queue for takeaway cakes and pastries, the pivot fro…


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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