While its location may be a little out of the way, Golden Mile Food Centre is actually home to many great hawker stalls. Split between two floors, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you wander around with all the enticing aromas beckoning you.
So without further ado (and in no particular order), here are 10 stalls we think you should definitely try at Golden Mile Food Centre.
1. Burgs by Project Warung
Serving great burgers and chicken wings at affordable prices, Burgs by Project Warung is helmed by three young and passionate chefs.
Our favourite burger here was the Nacho Cheese & Chips Burger ($4.90, including fries). The light airy batter encasing the moist and flaky pollack fillet made for a simple but well-executed dish.
The Honey Soy Fried Chicken Wings ($4.90 for half dozen) was great as well. We received three crispy drumlets and wings that came coated in a sweet and savoury honey soy sauce with a sprinkling of sesame seeds for an aromatic finish.
The burgers sell out very quickly so do be sure to get here early!
Unit number: B1-24 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 11am – 1.30pm, 5pm – 6.30pm
2. Yew Chuan Claypot Rice (酉川沙煲饭)
Serving claypot rice that’s made-to-order, waiting times at Yew Chuan Claypot Rice tend to be around 20 minutes, or more if it’s a busy day. But the wait is absolutely worth it.
Prices here range from $5.50 to $28 so you’ll be covered whether you’re dining alone or in a huge group.
Arriving piping hot, our Claypot Rice ($5.50) consisted of fluffy rice, super tender chicken and vegetables and salted fish cubes topped with an adequate serving of black sweet sauce. You can request for more oil and sweet sauce but we found the given amount to be just right. Give the claypot a really good mix and you’re good to go!
A tip for those who love the crispy bits of rice at the bottom: instead of repeatedly scraping with your spoon for tiny amounts of rice, lightly hammer the hardened layer with the serving spoon first and it’ll crack nicely for you to scoop easily!
Unit number: #01-73 | Opening Hours: (Monday to Friday) 12pm-10pm, (Saturday and Sunday) 4pm-10pm. Closed on Thursdays.
3. 91 Fried Kway Teow Mee (91 翠绿炒粿条面)
Swarmed with local food awards and even featured by the 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore, 91 Fried Kway Teow Mee is one of the most popular stalls in the entire hawker centre.
Served with a helping of stir-fried vegetables on the side, the plate of Fried Kway Teow ($3) arrived with a decent amount of cockles and a very strong aroma of wok hei. Sweet, smoky and savoury at the same time, we cleaned up this plate in no time.
Unit number: #01-91 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 11am – 8pm
4. Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodles (瓊发海南牛肉粉)
Tucked at a corner of the first floor, Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodles is another stall that has been awarded many local accolades. As its name suggests, it serves up Hainanese Beef Noodles, an increasingly rare dish in Singapore.
Our bowl of Sliced Beef Noodles ($4) came with springy rice noodles topped with a thick and savoury gravy and a generous amount of beef slices. On its own, the dish was a little too plain and one dimensional, but with some calamansi juice and home-made chilli, each mouthful became a lot more robust and complex.
Unit number: #01-89 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 11.30am – 7.30pm, Closed on Wednesdays
5. Zhao An Granny Grass Jelly (诏安祖传仙草粿)
Looking for a respite from all the strong-tasting food, we were glad to find a dessert option in Zhao An Granny Grass Jelly, which specialises in its namesake dessert.
Unlike what you’ll find at most other places, whose grass jelly’s texture tends to feel like agar-agar, the Grass Jelly ($1.50, additional $0.50 for toppings) here is a much smoother with a faint hint of bitterness from the herbs.
In fact, I don’t think I can say that I’ve had a better version of grass jelly anywhere else in Singapore. Definitely a must-try stall — you won’t regret it!
Unit number: #01-58 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 11.30am – 8pm
6. Kuching Food Point (古晋美食坊)
Serving up to three versions of Sarawak Kolo Mee, Kuching Food Point is another must-try stall.
Unsure which to choose, the friendly owner told me that Singaporeans tend to favour the white and black versions, while Malaysians are more used to the red (char siew sauce) version. With this, we decided to go ahead with the White Sarawak Kolo Mee ($4.50).
Tossed in a secret recipe sauce, the noodles had a nice al-dente bite to it. If I had to liken the taste to something, it would be Thai-style wanton mee.
The braised minced pork was flavourful while the char siew had a great fat-to-meat ratio as well. At first glance, it may seem a little pricey but the combination of ingredients and unique flavour of the springy noodles will be well worth your money.
Unit number: #01-103 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 11am – 9pm
7. Charlie’s Peranakan Food
Returning after an eight-year hiatus, Charlie’s Peranakan Food is back with husband-wife duo Charlie and Amy, serving affordable and authentic Peranakan fare at the basement of Golden Mile Food Centre.
If there’s one dish you have to try here, it’s definitely the Babi Tulang BuakKeluak ($12). Fork-tender pork ribs are coated with the nutty and almost intoxicating buah keluak gravy that takes hours to prepare.
There really isn’t anything else like it. But if you’re looking to share a meal with your friends or family, their other dishes like Assam Fish and Ayam Rendang are great as well.
Their menu changes occasionally so do call ahead if there’s a specific dish you’re looking for. If not, just head on down and be surprised with new offerings every time!
Unit number: #B1-30 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 11.30am – 7.30pm
8. SL II Muffin
With several branches around Singapore, SL II Muffin should be no stranger to those of you who love baked treats. Muffins here cost from $1.40 – $1.70 and on top of that, you even get one free if you buy five!
Probably one of the most affordable muffins you’ll find anywhere in Singapore.
We tried the Apple Cinnamon Muffin ($1.40) and found it pleasingly moist and not too airy or dense. The intensity of the cinnamon spice was just right; strong enough to be discernible but not overpowering.
There were also a few chunks of caramelised apples in it which added a nice sweet and fruity touch to the muffin. While I do wish there was a little bit more apple in it, I can’t really complain considering its extremely low price point.
Unit number: #01-101 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 9am – 6.30pm, Closed on Fridays
9. Mr. Baguette by Wee Bake Bakery
Another bakery located in Golden Mile Food Centre, Mr. Baguette specialises in rich and decadent lava-filled baguettes. With the loaves of bread baked every so often, you can sometimes catch a whiff of freshly baked goods even before you reach the stall.
With flavours such as Azuki Lava, Cheese Lava, Red Velvet Lava and Chocolate Lava ($1.80 each), there’s bound to be something here that appeals to your taste buds.
One bite is all it taste to get the generous amounts of thick lava within to ooze and overflow.
Unit number: #B1-51 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 12pm – 8pm
10. Keng Heng (Whampoa) Teow Chew Lor Mee (庆兴黃埔潮洲卤面)
Keng Heng (Whampoa) Teow Chew Lor Mee is probably the most popular stall during lunchtime and sells out by mid-afternoon every day. If you want to try this stall, you CANNOT arrive late.
Served with a gravy that’s slightly thinner than the regular Hokkien version that we’re familiar with (but equally flavourful), the Lor Mee ($4) came with a decent amount of toppings such as ngoh hiang, fried wonton and crispy fish.
Afraid that yellow mee alone would be too filling and jelak, we opted for a mixture of yellow mee and bee hoon which allowed us to finish the bowl with ease.
If you prefer strong and punchy flavours, additional crushed garlic and black vinegar are provided on the side so you have that extra ‘oomph’ in each spoonful.
Unit number: #01-67 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 7.30am to 3.30pm, Closed on Wednesdays
While Golden Mile Food Centre may seem a little out of the way, there are many buses in town that you can take to it. It is also just a stone’s throw away from several cafes so you can always head on down for a good cuppa as you walk off your hawker centre feast.
Which stall is your favourite and keeps you coming back, and did we miss out on any great stalls? Let us know!
Golden Mile Food Centre: 505 Beach Rd, Singapore 199583
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