The Ordinary Patrons – Ordinary People Looking for Places to Eat

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

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 beautifully restored heritage sites Capitol Piazza and CHIJMES, the swanky South Beach or interesting Emporium Shokuhin, Japan Food Town, Plaza Singapura 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 and Alexandra Central, Biopolis, Eastpoint, HillV2 and Westgate 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 post 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  Janice Wong Restaurant, Plentyfull, The Peranakan Restaurant, Mahota Commune, DW Workshop Bistro, Paradise Teochew Scotts Square, Souper Tang, Kohaku Tempura, Angela May Food Chapters, Beast & Butterflies, PocoLoco Jurong, Baba Chews, Tsukiji Takewaka Sushi and Olivia & Co.



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

$10 Ippudo Ramen

Ippudo offering their ramen – Akamaru (1 – 15 August) and Shiromaru (15 – 31 August) – for a mere $10 at their outlet in Mohamed Sultan.

207 River Valley Road, #01-55 /56
Singapore 238275

Tel : +65 6887 5315


Regent’s Tea Lounge – Uniquely Singapore Afternoon Tea

For the month of August, the Weekday Three-tier Afternoon Tea Set at Tea Lounge will teem with Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan favourites like Chilli Crab & Cucumber Pickles, Beef Rendang Pies, Roasted Peking Duck, Pandan Kaya Fudge Cake and Teh C Mousse.

$45 (Adult) $22.50 (Child)

Monday to Friday – 12 to 5 p.m.

Tea Lounge
Lobby Level, Regent Singapore
1 Cuscaden Road
Singapore 249715 

Tel: +65 6725 3245


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