10 places at Golden Mile Food Centre to satisfy your cravings

July 25, 2022 By Nicholas Wong
10 places at Golden Mile Food Centre to satisfy your cravings
A variety of food at Golden Mile Food Centre. Photo: makanterusss/Facebook

Completed in 1975 to resettle street hawkers from Jalan Sultan, Golden Mile Food Centre has since become a treasure trove of amazing food. From traditional to modern dishes, you can find almost anything here to satisfy your cravings.

Apart from famous old hawker stalls, there has been a surge of younger hawkers and talented cooks who seek to share their love of food with everyone. With that, this list of 10 places to visit at Golden Mile Food Centre includes a mix of both new and older hawker stalls that are worth a visit.

 

1. Wen Li Taiwanese Food

Golden Mile Food Centre, 01-65, 505 Beach Road
Nearest MRT station: Nicoll Highway
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (11am to 4pm)

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Braised pork rice. Photo: Wen Li Taiwanese Food/Facebook

Before opening Wen Li Taiwanese Food in 2021, one of the co-founders learnt a recipe for braised pork rice from an elderly Taiwanese lady. Since then, the stall has been known for its delicious braised pork rice, in addition to Taiwanese-style fried chicken and mee sua (thin vermicelli noodles in a thick broth).

The braised pork is cooked to perfection, with a good balance of lean meat and fat. What’s more, it also serves ramen-style eggs with creamy, runny yolks, making this a heavenly combination.

Customers should also try the well-seasoned fried popcorn chicken that’s known to be juicy, tender and highly addictive.

What to order: Braised pork rice set (S$6.80)

 

2. Braise

Golden Mile Food Centre, 01-104, 505 Beach Road
Nearest MRT station: Nicoll Highway
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (11am to 3pm)

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Braised pork belly set. Photo: Braise/Facebook

Braise is another stall that happened to also open in 2021 and has since received many positive reviews from food bloggers and enthusiasts.

Specialising in braised pork, it offers different cuts, such as pork cheeks and ribs that have been braised for hours with a medley of herbs, spices and wine. Apart from soft and tender pork, the bowl of rice comes with a ramen-style egg, firm pieces of tofu, shiitake mushrooms, vegetables, and other ingredients.

The fragrant white rice soaks the thick gravy well, resulting in a truly satisfying meal.

What to order: Braised pork cheek set (S$8), braised pork belly set (S$5)

 

3. Kantan By The Sib’s

Golden Mile Food Centre, B1-20, 505 Beach Road
Nearest MRT station: Nicoll Highway
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 8pm)

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Tiger Tears beef. Photo: Kantan By The Sib's/Facebook

Dedicated to making one of the best nasi kerabu meals in Singapore, the team behind Kantan By The Sib’s makes everything from scratch daily. Nasi kerabu is a Malaysian dish that’s distinguished by its bright-blue rice, made using blue pea flower water.

It’s served with shrimp crackers, ginger salad and salted egg. At ​​Kantan By The Sib’s, customers can choose between fish, beef or chicken for protein.

Its homemade chilli sauce deserves special mention as it adds a fiery kick — and spice lovers might be tempted to ask for more.

What to order: Ayam goreng berempah — spicy fried chicken (S$7), Tiger Tears beef (S$8)

 

4. Wedang

Golden Mile Food Centre, B1-19, 505 Beach Road
Nearest MRT station: Nicoll Highway
Open: Tuesday to Saturday (12pm to 8pm)

Wedang_Golden Mile Food Centre
Photo: Alan Tan/Facebook

Next to Kantan By The Sib’s is Wedang, which was listed in the Michelin Bib Gourmand guide in 2016. It was also the only Muslim-owned hawker stall included in the guide that year.

With only a small selection of dishes on its menu, its signature dish, tahu goreng, comes highly recommended. Since receiving the award in 2016, Wedang has amassed a large following — it’s worth a visit if you haven’t already popped by.

What to order: Tahu goreng — deep-fried tofu with sweet peanut sauce (S$4), gado-gado — Indonesian salad with sweet peanut sauce (S$4), satay (80 cents a stick)

 

5. Tee Kitchen

Golden Mile Food Centre, 01-78, 505 Beach Road
Nearest MRT station: Nicoll Highway
Open: Wednesday to Sunday (10.30am to 3.30pm)

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Tee Kitchen's baked salmon (top left) and Colombian chicken (top right), both served with salsa and special rice. On the bottom left is its banana crumble, and on the bottom right, its apple crumble. Photo: Tee Kitchen/Facebook

The one and only hawker stall in Singapore selling Colombian chicken, Tee Kitchen has become experts in this South American dish.

The tender and soft Colombian chicken is doused with a yellow gravy made with fragrant herbs and spices. The flavourful rice and fresh salsa make a perfect pairing with the chicken.

A good way to end your meal would be with its apple or banana crumble. The top layer of both desserts consists of crushed biscuits and oats blanketing the sweet fruits below.

What to order: Colombian chicken with salsa and special rice (S$5.50), apple crumble (S$2.50), banana crumble (S$2.50)

 

6. Kopi More

Golden Mile Food Centre, B1-49, 505 Beach Road
Nearest MRT station: Nicoll Highway
Open: Monday to Sunday (10am to 4pm)

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Owner Lawrence Tan. Photo: Kopi More/Instagram

Having previously worked in the petroleum industry, Lawrence Tan sought a career change and wanted to set up his own business. Hence, he opened hawker stall Kopi More in 2016 selling coffee.

But his coffee is unlike others. Kopi More’s coffee is a combination of arabica and robusta beans brewed using an espresso machine. Tan dismantled an espresso machine to understand its workings, so that he could refine his coffee-brewing technique.

He sources his high-quality coffee beans from around the world. With his years of practice, you can be sure you’re getting a potent cup of joe.

What to order: Hot coffee (S$2), hot tea (S$2)

 

7. Kian Hock Restaurant

Golden Mile Food Centre, 01-92, 505 Beach Road
Nearest MRT station: Nicoll Highway
Open: Wednesday to Sunday (11.30am to 9pm)

Kian Hock Restaurant
Ancient noodles. Photo: @thatsandrachan/Instagram

Featuring an extensive menu of traditional zi char (Chinese-style home-cooked dishes), the chef behind Kian Hock Restaurant is an expert with the wok.

The food here isn’t to be trifled with; it may be old-school, but its quality remains consistent. And one can taste the distinctive wok hei (smoky flavours from the wok) in its dishes.

What to order: Ancient noodles (S$6), oyster egg (S$8)

 

8. Mr Baguette

Golden Mile Food Centre, B1-51, 505 Beach Road
Nearest MRT station: Nicoll Highway
Open: Saturday and Sunday (12pm to 7pm)

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Tiramisu lava — espresso, almond and cheese. Photo: Order.MrBaguette.com.sg

Listed in the Singapore Best Foods 2018 list, Mr Baguette is a small bakery selling luscious lava pastries. One bite of its lava pastry and you’ll understand why this quaint stall is a favourite. It also has plenty of interesting pastry flavours such as red velvet, and matcha and adzuki bean.

Sadly, its stall at Golden Mile is open only on weekends. There is, however, another branch in Hougang, which opens from Wednesday to Sunday, as well as a website where you can place orders.

What to order: Hazelnut lava, cheese lava (all lava pastries: two for S$5, six for S$12.50)

 

9. Da Po Hainanese Chicken Rice & Curry Chicken Noodle

Golden Mile Food Centre, B1-53, 505 Beach Road
Nearest MRT station: Nicoll Highway
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (11am to 8pm)

Da Po Hainanese Chicken Rice & Curry Chicken Noodle
Photo: Da Po Hainanese Chicken Rice & Curry Chicken Noodle/Facebook

At Da Po Hainanese Chicken Rice & Curry Chicken Noodle, it’s nailed not one, but two chicken recipes that are considered go-to comfort dishes. The stall is, after all, listed in the Singapore Best Foods 2017 guide.

The curry is fragrant, flavourful and has a comfortable level of spiciness. If you’re looking for extra heat, feel free to add sambal chilli. The curry chicken noodles come with several ingredients, including fish cake, fried pork skin, tender pieces of steamed chicken, beancurd puffs, and potatoes.

What to order: Curry chicken noodles (S$5)

 

10. Charlie’s Peranakan Food

Golden Mile Food Centre, B1-30, 505 Beach Road
Nearest MRT station: Nicoll Highway
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 7.30pm)

Charlie’s Peranakan Food
Ayam buah keluak — chicken in tamarind gravy and buah keluak nuts. Photo: Charlie’s Peranakan Food/Facebook

Helmed by a husband-and-wife team, this hawker gem serves authentic Peranakan cuisine at wallet-friendly prices. Given that preparing traditional Peranakan food is known to be labour-intensive, the affordable prices and extensive menu options at Charlie’s Peranakan Food are certainly a draw.

Many customers have given their seal of approval for its authenticity in taste. So if you’re looking to get some Peranakan food without breaking the bank, this place is one to consider.

What to order: Ayam buah keluak — chicken in tamarind gravy and buah keluak nuts (S$12), buah keluak tulang babi — pork rib stew (S$13)

 

Wen Li Taiwanese Food, Braise, Kantan By The Sib’s, and Da Po Hainanese Chicken Rice & Curry Chicken Noodle are on the GrabFood delivery service. You can also book a ride to Golden Mile Food Centre.


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