20 stalls to try when hidden gem Golden Mile Food Centre reopens

by Evan Mua
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Itโ€™s been a long 3 months of renovations, but expect to see the long queues stream back in when Golden Mile Food Centre reopens 1st March.

Even if itโ€™s not one of the common choices for favourite hawker centres, Golden Mile Food Centre is a massive two-storey complex home to many legendary stalls.

Diversity of food is astounding, ranging from Hokkien Mee to heritage Muslim food and hipster Burgers. If you’re unsure on the queue magnets and hidden gems at Golden Mile Food Centre, these are 20 stalls worth exploring.

(Editor’s note: Some may not reopen on 1st March and/or have revised opening hours. Hawker stalls are unpredictable—many stalls close on supposed operating days or once sold out.)

Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

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When you’re at Golden Mile Food Centre during lunch, it’s likely Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice attracts the longest queue. The queue is worth it though—the meat is unbelievably tender, and the skin silky smooth.

Besides the meat, the chicken rice is immensely fragrant without being excessively so, and the chilli gives a gratifying kick A great textbook example of Chicken Rice, which goes as low as S$2.50.

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๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Rd, #B1-35, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 11am–9pm (Mon–Sat)

Ashes Burnnit Burger

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If you haven’t been to Golden Mile Food Centre in a while, you might be surprised Burgs by Project Warung is gone. Don’t worry, Ashes Burnnit is actually run by one of the former owners.

Like Burgs, Ashes Burnnit offers halal gourmet burgers at affordable price tags, starting from S$5.90. Indulge in unique creations such as Mac & Cheese (S$5) and Truffle Mushroom (S$8/single, S$10.50/double).

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๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Rd, #B1-24, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 11:30amโ€“8:30pm (Daily)

Hainan Fried Hokkien Mee

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Possibly the most legendary stall at Golden Mile Food Centre. Hainan Hokkien Fried Mee has been around for decades, and the seasoned veteran behind the wok fries one of the best dry-style Hokkien Mee in Singapore.

Their noodles in their Hokkien Mee (S$4) are moist but springy whilst the mix of umami and wok hei is simply intoxicating. The queue may be long but any wait would be definitely worth it.

๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Rd, #B1-34, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 10amโ€“3pm (Mon), 10amโ€“5pm (Tues, Thursโ€“Sun)

Mr Baguette

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Out of all the stalls at Golden Mile Food Centre, Mr Baguette is the one that will probably be most popular on your instagram feed. Just look at that photogenic ooze.

Most people flock to the stall for their flowy Chocolate Lava Baguette (S$3/single, $4/box of 2, $11/box of 6) but they also have other quirky flavours like Baguette Egg Tart and Cheese Lava Baguette.

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๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Rd, #B1-51, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 12pm–4:30pm (Wed–Sun)

Ah Xiao Teochew Braised Duck

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Here’s one amazingly popular stall at Golden Mile Food Centre for the early birds. They are open only till 3:30pm on weekdays and only open for a short 4 hour window on weekends.

It’s run by a second gen hawker who mastered his parents art of braising duck. Fans go crazy over their succulent duck slices and, most importantly, amazing herbal-rich braise sauce. A plate of duck rice costs $3, while quarter/half/whole duck costs S$10/18/36.

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๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Road, #B1-43, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 09:30am–3:30pm (Mon–Wed, Fri), 09:30am–1:30pm (Sat–Sun)

Chung Cheng Chilli Mee

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Perhaps one of the biggest hidden gems in Golden Mile Food Centre. It draws crazy queues sometimes, but is seldom talked about on social media—even though you can get a bowl of noodles for just S$3.

It’s not just about the crazy low price though—their signature Chili Mee (S$3/4/5) is loved by spice lovers. Why? Because you can ask for as much of their fragrant homemade sambal chili as you want (or need, for spice lovers).

๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Rd, #01-59, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 10:30amโ€“-6:30pm (Wed–Mon)

One Prawn Noodles

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Sure the famous Blanco Court Prawn Mee just two bus stops away, but One Prawn Noodle’s unique Penang-inspired prawn noodle is a treat for prawn mee lovers, with the cheapest Sliced Pork Prawn Noodle priced at S$5.

Headed by a cook who hails from Michelin-Starred Burnt Ends, One Prawn Noodle does rich flavours as well as BE does. The star was the broth which exploded with an intoxicating sweet-umami.

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๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Road, #01-93, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 11am–9pm (Daily)

YouFu Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle

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Can a 21-year-old fry a good plate of Hokkien Mee (S$4/5/6/8)? You Fu is perhaps best known for its young chef who has been helping out his father since he was 14.

Youโ€™d be surprised to find that his frying is immaculate, delivering a plate that is loaded with both wok hei and prawn sweetness. Pretty incredible for a young chap.

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๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Rd, #01-57, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 10am–8:30pm (Tues–Sun)

Yew Chuan Claypot Rice

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There are a lot of famous claypot rice stalls in Singapore, and Yew Chuan Claypot Rice at Golden Mile Food Centre is one of the most popular spots for claypot rice.

Their Claypot Rice (S$12 for 2 pax) comes with nice burnt edges and a lavish heap of lup cheong and vegetables. One thing which makes it so popular is their inclusion of salted fish inside for extra oomph.

๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Road, #01-73, 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 12pm–10pm (Mon–Wed, Fri), 4pm–10pm (Sat–Sun)

Golden Mile Fish Porridge & Seafood Soup

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Another one the crowd magnets at Golden Mile Food Centre, this fish soup stall is one to note down for all the health-conscious OLs.

Their Sliced Fish Soup (S$6.50) is sweet and clean in profile because they use a healthy portion of vegetables and freshly-prepared batang fish in cooking. You can even get some wholesome Yam Rice (S$1) to go with it.

๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Road, #B1-40, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 9am–9pm (Daily)

91 Fried Kway Teow Mee

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Some might consider 91 Fried Kway Teow a “gimmicky” Char Kway Teow (S$3/4/5)—it’s fried without pork and lard. This”healthier” Char Kway Teow is then finished with a generous helping of chye sim.

Thankfully the overall flavour isn’t affected by the lack of pork and lard. In fact, they have many fans who claim to love the deep fried white bait and depth of wok hei.

๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Rd, #01-91, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 9am–2pm (Tue–Sun)

Charlieโ€™s Peranakan

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While Peranakan food often carries heavier price tags, Charlie’s Peranakan Food is a rather affordable choice. Especially when you consider the upscale alternatives near Golden Mile Food Centre.

While there are many dishes at Charlie’s Peranakan Food, their must-orders include the heavy-hitting Ayam Buah Keluak (S$12) and piquant Babi Assam (S$10).

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๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Road, #B1-30, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 11:30am–7:30pm (Daily)

75 Ah Balling Peanut Soup

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75 Ah Balling is another one of the long-lived legends at Golden Mile Food Centre, having been opened for over 7 decades.

Besides a wide range of soups including the signature Peanut, Ginger, Almond Milk, and Longan Red Date (S$1.40 each), they also have a huge variety of Ah Balling. Customise your bowl with trendier flavours like Matcha and Yam if peanut isn’t your thing.

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๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Rd, #01-75, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 11am–8:30pm (Mon–Fri), 11am–8:30pm (Sat–Sun)

Wedang

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Wedang was one of the rare few halal hawkers that was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2016. Their menu consists of a select few Indonesian dishes and satay.

Besides the popular Tahu Goreng (S$3) and Mee Hoon Soto (S$3), they are also rather popular for their Satays which are priced reasonably at S$0.60 a stick.

๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Road, #B1-19, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 12pm–5pm (Tues–Sat)

Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodles

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Kheng Fatt is one of the rarer finds at Golden Mile Food Centre, serving authentic Hainanese beef noodles. Good beef noodles are hard to find, especially one that’s been around so long.

For clean-tasting broth go for their Beef Mixed Noodles Soup (S$6) but the more popular order is their Beef Mixed Noodles Dry (S$6) that comes coated in a rich, decadent gravy.

๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Rd, #01-89, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 11:30am–7:30pm (Thur–Tues)

Haji Kadir Food Chains

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Haji Kadir makes one of the coolest local dishes you’ve never heard of—Tulang Merah (S$6/3pcs, $20/10pcs). The founder was the one who innovated this brightly-scarlet dish that has gone under the radar.

It gets its red colour from a combination of tomato and sambal, but what makes this such a decadent dish is its usage of bone marrow in the soup which gives it a unique richness.

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๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Rd, #B1-13/14, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 11:30am–11pm (Daily)

Kopi More

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If the order terms of “Kopi-O, Kopi-O Kosong, Kopi C, Kopi-Siew Dai, etc.” are not already enough, Kopi More is a special stall that uses an espresso machine to make Kopi.

The owner is a passionate man who sources for a unique blend to come out with this modern version of Kopi (S$1.90) that is rich, smooth and lacking the harsh acidity of traditional kopi.

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๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Rd, #B1-49, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 10am–10pm (Daily)

Thong Sum Hot & Cold Desserts

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Thong Sum is a dessert stall opened by a young hawkerpreneur and one of the most unique concepts at Golden Mile Food Centre, cooking their desserts over charcoal.

You can find the simple stuff like Red Bean Soup (S$1.80) and Bobo Cha Cha (S$2.50). Other than those, go for something more interesting such as their Sweet Barley & Gingko Nut Soup ($2).

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๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Rd, #01-83, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 10:30am–8pm (Daily)

Golden Mile Special Yong Tau Foo

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Whilst not one of the most famous stalls in Singapore, this Yong Tau Foo stall still draws a pretty long queue during lunch. One special thing is that they only serve beehoon.

It’s a minimum 8 piece (S$0.50/pc) order at this stall, but many people love this stall in particular for its clean homely taste which contains a good dose of ikan billis flavour.

๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Rd, #B1-44, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 10am–2pm (Mon–Sat)

Da Po Hainanese Chicken Rice & Curry Chicken Noodle

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Da Po is another legendary stall at Golden Mile Food Centre, having been heavily praised by publications like Makansutra in the past. You can still see all the newspaper clippings at their stall.

The stall serves simpler dishes like Roasted Chicken Rice (S$3.50/4.50/5.50) but you can’t come here and not taste their famous Curry Chicken Noodles (S$5/6/7/8) and its flavourful and lightly spice broth.

๐Ÿ“ 505 Beach Rd, #B1-53, Singapore 199583
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 11.30am–9.30pm (Tue–Sun)

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