The Ordinary Patrons – Ordinary People Looking for Places to Eat

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Singapore Food

Singapore is known 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?  In this independent Singapore food blog The Ordinary Patrons share their discoveries with local foodies and visitors who may be asking the same questions.


Food Blog

The Ordinary Patrons write as everyday folks about Singapore restaurants, cafes and other food and beverage establishments they have visited – giving independent review and their frank opinion about the food, service and atmosphere of the place and whether they think the prices give good value. We visit an eatery just as the average customers do and pay for our own meals. The posts coverage extends from neighbourhood cafes to hip bars and swanky restaurants, from simple local Singapore food to exotic cuisines from all over the world. The blog may also give a glimpse of where do ordinary locals eat in Singapore. Browsing the blog can help you decide what to eat and where to eat.


Food Trail

A collection of posts about food clusters in Singapore the Ordinary Patrons have explored – like scenic Botanic Gardens, beautifully restored heritage sites Capitol Piazza and CHIJMES, the swanky South Beach or interesting Picnic at Wisma, Japan Food Town and Shaw Centre in downtown Orchard Road, Dempsey Hill in an old army base, Marine Cove by the beach, idyllic Quayside Isle in Sentosa Island, Waterway Point by the Punggol waterways as well as 18 Tai Seng, Alexandra Central, Biopolis, Eastpoint, Katong Square, HillV2, Westgate and Hillion Mall in the suburbs.


What to Eat

The Ordinary Patrons’ suggestions for Singapore restaurants and what to eat in Singapore – for special occasions, off the beaten track, in unusual venues, when you want to try delectable local Singapore food, when you like good deals or are in the mood for merry making. An ordinary folks’ impartial and unbiased guide to dining and drinking in Singapore.


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 Bakalaki Greek Taverna, Summerlong, Ami Ami by Kuriya Dining, Venue by Sebastian, Tapas Club @ Orchard Central, Taki Kyoto Grill & Sake @ Japan Food Town, Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones at Orchard Central, 25 Degrees & Ginett at Hotel G and  Wine & Chef.


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.


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News & Deals


Shangri-La : All-star Dessert Collection

In collaboration with celebrity chefs Cheryl Koh of Tarte by Cheryl Koh, Audrey Wang of Sunday Folks, and Area Executive Pastry Chef Herve Potus of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, ShopHouse by Shangri-La presents a trio of creatively-interpreted nostalgic desserts.

The Black Forest Tart and Durian Cheesecake are available for takeaway at ShopHouse by Shangri-La and The Lobby Lounge, while the Sea Salt Gula Melaka Ice Cream with Sago and Caramelized Bananas is available for dine-in and takeaway at The Lobby Lounge from 10 June to 10 September 2017.


The Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
22 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258350
Tel : +65 66213 4288 / 4398

 Freah Meat Delivery by The Meat Club

It is now possible to get fresh, restaurant quality, Australian beef and lamb delivered to your door. New online store The Meat Club operates a subscription model where you get packs of meat you ordered flown directly to Singapore and delivered to your home each month.

The Meat Club


Ordinary People Looking for Places to Eat
an independent Singapore food blog