The Ordinary Patrons

The Ordinary Patrons write primarily about Singapore restaurants, cafes and other food & beverage establishments we visit – giving our frank opinion about the food, service, atmosphere of the place and whether we think the prices give good value. We show you photos we took ourselves. 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. 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. If you are cooking at home, check out the links to Food Recipes for home cooks that are recently published.

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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an independent Singapore food blog