We are One! Looking back on the first 12 months of our Singapore food blog and restaurant reviews.

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How quickly a year has passed since our first post on 30 April 2014.  It was about Roosevelt’s Diner & Bar.  The Ordinary Patrons has just completed the first 12 months of food blogging and restaurant reviews.

To round-up our first year, we look back at the TOP five most memorable dining experiences for us.

1.  Eating Teochew food in Shantou and Chaozhou in China

We are great fans of Teochew food in Singapore. So our stopover at these Teochew cities in China and eating the real deal there was a memorable experience.  Wandering around a city where everyone speaks Teochew is also a good immersion experience for anyone wanting to pick up this dialect.

Teochew Food Chaozhou15

2. The Cornerhouse in the Botanic Gardens

Beautiful location, great food and attentive service. It is probably the most scenic place to have a meal in Singapore. This is a place which would have been the perfect restaurant, if not for the prices.

Corner House at Botanical Gardens

3. Azmi Chapati

This humble stall in a shophouse in Little India draws patrons from all walks of life. During our visits there, we have shared tables with many different people ranging from construction workers to local famous personalities. There was even filming going on during one visit. This is a real Singapore cultural melting pot experience.

Azmi Chapati Norris Road Little India4

4. Joie Restaurant by Dozo

For a meatless dining experience, there is no better place to go than Joie. Very creative dishes in a beautiful setting on top of Orchard Central work together to deliver a memorable dining experience.


5. Henri Charpentier

Henri Charpentier was the place where we had the most glamorous dessert cafe experience. Located on Dempsey Hill, this is a place you can spending hours chit chatting over pots of tea and trying the delectable desserts which include the best Crepe Suzette we have tasted in recent memory.

Henri Charpentier

Thank you for reading our blog and for all the comments.

Here’s to another year of blogging and eating!

One Ninety10

The Ordinary Patrons
Singapore Food Blog by Ordinary People looking for Places to Eat



  1. Good to know!
    I can’t put it but your blog entries create that different “feel” compared to other food
    blogs, you know, those that feature the same old places to eat, that everybody seem to blog about.
    Another thing, your blog entries describe the dish or the venue compared to some bloggers who tell you nothingness, for example, ” its very nice”, ” yummy” , ” very good”

    1. Hi Lily, thanks for your comment and for reading our blog. We try to write about our experiences as ordinary patrons and include enough details so that the reader can get a good sense of what it was like. 🙂

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