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Where to eat: 15 stalls to visit at Golden Mile Food Centre

Last Updated: February 28, 2021

Written by Felicia Koh

While its location may be a little out of the way, Golden Mile Food Centre is 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.

Golden Mile Food Centre Exterior 1

After three gruelling months of renovation, the food centre has finally opened its door once again to all of us hungry foodies! So without further ado (and in no particular order), here are 15 stalls you should not miss at the newly revamped Golden Mile Food Centre.

1. Ashes Burnnit 

Ashes Burnnit exterior at golden mile

Certain stalls at Golden Mile Food Centre go back decades and started out as pushcarts along the old streets of Singapore, but Ashes Burnnit stands out—and in a completely good way.

Occupying the same spot as Burgs by Project Warung, Ashes Burnnit is, in fact, Syafiq’s very own halal burger stall when he decided to go on his separate way from his partner when Burgs by Project Warung moved away from its old location. 

Truffle Mushroom Burger

If you are a hardcore truffle lover, opt for their Truffle Mushroom Burger (S$8 for a single patty, S$10.50 for double patty), a hefty stack that comes with a handcrafted beef patty that had been grilled to a beautifully tender medium-rare, American cheese, sautéd mushrooms, and truffle cream sauce.

Ashes Burnnit‘s Best of Both World Burger

Otherwise, try their Best of Both World Burger (S$9 for a single patty, S$11.50 for double patty), which despite its messy look, is a stack filled with the delectable flavours of smoked turkey bacon as well as mac & cheese!

#B1-24
+65 9270 4670
Daily: 11.30am – 8.30pm

2. Yew Chuan Claypot Rice (酉川沙煲饭)

Exterior of Yew Chuan Claypot Rice 1

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 S$5.50 to S$28, so you’ll be covered whether you’re dining alone or in a huge group.

A spoon of Claypot rice

Arriving piping hot, our Claypot Rice (S$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 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!

#01-73
+65 9137 5661
Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 12pm – 8.30pm
Sat & Sun: 4pm – 8.30pm
Closed on Thu

3. 91 Fried Kway Teow Mee (91 翠绿炒粿条面)

Exterior of 91 Fried Kway Teow Mee 2

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.

A plate of Fried Kway Teow

Served with a helping of stir-fried vegetables on the side, the plate of Fried Kway Teow (S$3) arrived with a decent amount of cockles and a strong aroma of wok hei

Sweet, smokey and savoury at the same time, the hawker is also famous for not utilising any pork or lard in their cooking. It’s impressive that the Fried Kway Teow remained moist and fragrant. This plate of Fried Kway Teow was so good that we cleaned the plate off in no time.

#01-91
+65 9830 0965
Tue to Sun: 9am – 2pm
Closed on Mon 

4. Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodles (瓊发海南牛肉粉)

Exterior of Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodles at Golden Mile Food Centre

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.

A bowl of Sliced Beef Noodles

Our bowl of Sliced Beef Noodles (S$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.

Definitely a must-try for all you beef noodle lovers out there!

#01-89
+65 9821 9566
Thu to Tue: 11.30am – 7.30pm
Closed on Wed

5. Zhao An Granny Grass Jelly (诏安祖传仙草粿)

Exterior of Zhao An Granny Grass Jelly at Golden Mile Food Centre

Looking for a respite from all the strong-tasting food, we were glad to find a dessert option in Zhao An Granny Grass Jelly, specialising in its namesake dessert.

A bowl of Grass Jelly with longan and sea coconut

Unlike what you’ll find at most other places, whose grass jelly’s texture tends to feel like agar-agar, the handmade Grass Jelly (S$1.50, additional S$0.50 for toppings) here is much smoother with a faint hint of bitterness from the addition of herbs.

In fact, I don’t think I can say that I’ve had a better version of grass jelly anywhere else in Singapore. This, I can say, is one of the best ways to beat the heat and humidity in Singapore. 

#01-58
+65 9146 7313
Mon & Tue: 11.30am – 6.30pm
Wed to Sun: 11.30am – 7.30am

6. Charlie’s Peranakan Food

Exterior of Charlies Peranakan at Golden Mile Food Centre

Returning after a long period of 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.

A plate of Babi Tulang Buak Keluak

If there’s one dish you have to try here, it’s definitely the Babi Tulang Buak Keluak (S$12). Fork-tender pork ribs are coated with the nutty and almost intoxicating buah keluak gravy that takes hours and lots of effort 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 make for great communal dishes as well. 

As the eatery tends to change its menu occasionally, do call ahead if there’s a specific dish you’re looking for. If not, just head on down and be surprised with the new offerings they have installed for you! 

#B1-30
+65 9789 6304
Daily: 11.30am – 7.30pm

7. SL II Muffin

Exterior of Sl II Muffin 1

With several branches around Singapore, SL II Muffin should be no stranger to those of you who love baked treats. Muffins here range from S$1.50 to S$1.80, 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.

A Apple Cinnamon Muffin

We tried the Apple Cinnamon Muffin (S$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 wish there was a little more apple in it, I can’t really complain considering its low price point.

#01-101
+65 6291 7247
Mon to Sat: 8am – 5pm
Closed on Sun

8.  Mr. Baguette 

Exterior of Mr Baguette

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.

An Azuki Lava bun with matcha and red beans

With flavours such as Azuki Lava, Cheese Lava, Red Velvet Lava, and Chocolate Lava (S$1.80 each), there’s bound to be something here that appeals to your taste buds. The Chocolate Lava was indeed one of my favourites as I was mesmerised by the rich and decadent chocolate lava the very moment I bit into it. 

One bite is all it takes to get the generous amounts of thick lava within to ooze and overflow. This might be a messy treat, but trust me, it is definitely worth it. 

#B1-51
+65 9184 1257
Wed to Sun: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Closed on Mon & Tue

9. Keng Heng (Whampoa) Teow Chew Lor Mee (庆兴黃埔潮洲卤面)

Exterior of Keng Heng Lor Mee

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.

A bowl of lor mee

Served with a gravy that’s slightly thinner than the regular Hokkien version that we’re familiar with (but equally flavourful), the Lor Mee (S$4) came with a decent amount of toppings such as ngoh hiang, fried wanton, and crispy fish.

Afraid that yellow mee alone would be too filling and overwhelming, 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.

#01-67
+65 9844 4853
Mon to Sat: 7.30am – 2pm
Closed on Sun

10. YouFu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle 

If you are a fan of the drier version of Hokkien mee, YouFu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles will be a plate of Hokkien mee to your liking. 

Exterior of Youfu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle at Golden Mile Food Centre

When I was ordering my Hokkien Mee (S$4), I was offered the option to choose between the thick or thin bee hoon. I ordered the thin bee hoon to go with the yellow noodles as they usually soak up the broth better than its thicker counterparts.

A plate of Hokkien Mee

Here, the noodles were smooth and slurpable with a nice bite that was not too soft. Every mouthful I took exuded deep briny notes showcasing the characteristics of a full-bodied broth. 

What made YouFu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle stand out from the crowd was the bold fragrance and smokiness of the wok hei that exudes with each bite. The charred spots scattered throughout the dish contributed to that distinguishable ‘breath of wok’ that is equal parts science, art, and magic. 

#01-57
Tue to Sun: 10am – 8.30pm
Closed on Mon

11. Ah Xiao Teochew Braised Duck 

Exterior of Ah Xiao Teochew Braised Duck at golden mile food centre

As a Teochew girl, I grew up eating my grandmother’s braised duck and I’m glad to have stumbled upon Ah Xiao Teochew Braised Duck at Golden Mile Food Centre as their ice (S$3) is a plate that truly reminds me of home.

A plate of Ah Xiao Teochew Braised Duck's Duck Rice

Drenched in luscious dark gravy, the sheer sight of the supple duck slices will get you salivating in an instant. Make sure you complement your duck rice with a Braised Egg (+S$0.50) and a serving of Braised Tau Kwa (+S$0.50) for a hearty meal that will last you throughout the entire day. 

Don’t forget to add some of Ah Xiao Teochew Braised Duck’s in-house chilli sauce. Made using a balanced mixture of vinegar, garlic, and chilli padi, this fiery concoction packs a spicy and tangy punch that you’ll relish with delight.

#B1-43
+65 9109 8026
Mon to Fri: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 1.30pm

12. SHEN Bakmie Noodles 

Exterior of Shen Noodle Golden Mile Food Centre

Started in March 2020, SHEN Bakmie Noodle is a one-man-show offering different variants on the Indonesian dish, bakmi—a dish similar to our local bak chor mee.

A bowl of Soy Pork Stew Noodle

Despite its price point, their Soy Pork Stew Noodle (Special) (S$9) won our hearts with its scrumptious variety of ingredients. Here, the dish came with three large handmade meatballs, a generous portion of seasoned minced meat, a smattering of water chestnut chunks, a slice of pumpkin and half of an ajitsuke tamago (ramen egg). 

These ingredients lie on a bed of curly noodles and bean sprouts, and come with a bowl of soup on the side.

Bowls of noodles aside, the eatery also offers side dishes like their Spicy Herb Dumplings (S$4). Drenched in hot chilli oil, the beautifully wrapped dumplings were juicy and fully packed to the brim with filling. Just be warned that the chilli oil makes this dish a menacing one, so be prepared for all the heat and numbness!

#B1-37
+65 8306 0659
Mon, Thu & Fri: 9.30am – 7.30am
Tue: 9am – 7.30am
Wed: 8.30am – 5pm
Sat: 9.30am – 5pm
Closed on Sun

13. 75 Ah Balling 

When it comes to ah balling, 75 Ah Balling is my go-to for a bowl of warm glutinous rice ball soup. 

Exterior of 75 Ah Balling at Golden Mile Food Centre

Located at Golden Mile Food Centre, 75 Ah Balling is run by third-generation owners Alvin and his wife, Chloe, in hopes of continuing the legacy of both 75 Ah Balling and ah balling as a staple dessert. 

A spoon of peanut soup
Out of the three soups they have to offer, my favourite is hands down their trademark Peanut Soup (S$1.40 for soup only). And as a lover of nutty flavours, I usually pair it with the Peanut and Black Sesame ah balling (S$2.30 for five pieces of ah balling, including soup). 75 Ah Balling's peanut dumpling

Not only is 75 Ah Balling’s glutinous rice balls consistently thick all round, but the fillings are also not too sweet, complementing the decadent peanut soup perfectly. 

#01-75
+65 6293 8702
Mon to Fri: 11am – 8.30pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 8.30pm

14. Fūdo 

Exterior of Fudo at Golden Mile Food Centre

Residing on the first floor of Golden Mile Food Centre, Fūdo dishes out a variety of Japenese-Western fusion food at affordable prices.

A plate of Spicy Mentaiko Spaghetti

If you’re into theatrics, order their Spicy Mentaiko Spaghetti (S$7) as you’ll be able to witness the owner torch the mentaiko to give it a slightly burnt and crispier texture. Nestled within the katsuobushi (bonito flakes), the spaghetti is covered with a glob of mentaiko together with capsicum peppers and mini prawn bits mixed in.

A Mala Fried Chicken Karaage from Fudo

To go with your mains, opt for their Mala Fried Chicken Karaage (S$4) a side dish served piping hot with fermented chilli mayo. Mala spices are infused into the batter, enhancing the heat and numbing factor of this starter. This might look fiery to some, but you will be surprised by how addictive these fried nuggets are!

#01-111
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 8.30pm
Closed on Sun

15. Boon’s Noodles 

Exterior of Boons Noodles at Golden Mile Food Centre

Craving for hand-made mee hoon kueh, ban mian and you mian, Boon’s Noodles promises a hearty bowl that satisfies.

A bowl of Mee Hoon Kueh at Golden Mile Food Centre

The star of the menu has got to be their signature Mee Hoon Kueh (S$3.50/S$4.50). Made-to-order, noodles served here are available in a few variations—purely minced meat, fish or prawns and a combination of both seafood (S$4.50/S$5.50).

Smooth and slurpable, expect your noodles to have a nice chewy texture that provides for a good bite whether it’s served soupy or dry.

#01-86
+65 8687 2298
Mon to Thu, Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 4pm
Closed on Fri

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!

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Golden Mile Food Centre

505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583

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Golden Mile Food Centre

505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583


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