Golden Mile Food Centre has it all
Situated opposite Golden Mile Complex, which many people flock to for cheap Thai food, Golden Mile Food Centre often gets neglected by foodies. A shame really, considering how much yummy grub there is here. From a good ol’ bowl of comforting beef noodles to hearty burgers, here is my list of must-tries in Golden Mile Food Centre!
1. Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodles
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Nothing screams comfort food more than a bowl of dry beef noodles from Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodles. Drenched in a thick gooey gravy, their Dry Sliced Beef Noodles ($4) comes with a handful of springy rice noodles and a generous amount of pinkish beef slices. They have the soup version as well, if you prefer something lighter on the palate.
Unit number: #01-89
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
2. Chung Cheng Chilli Prawn Noodles
I’ve heard many good things about Chung Cheng Chilli Prawn Noodles and it is not surprising why. Known for their house-made signature chilli sauce, the uncle preparing their Chilli Mee ($3/$4/$5) shows no mercy as he adds spoonful after spoonful of the devilish sauce into the noodles. Each bowl comes with pieces of pork ribs, prawns, taupok, fishcake as well as a hard boiled egg. Remember to mix it all up so that you don’t eat the chilli by itself!
Unit number: #01-59
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 9:30am to 8:30pm
Jumping on the salted egg yolk bandwagon, Adimann is now serving Nasi Lemak Chicken Cutlet with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce ($7.50)! The chicken cutlet is fried to golden brown crispiness, yet still tender and juicy. Don’t forget to pair it with their sambal chilli for a boost in flavour! While you are there, try their Chicken Rice Ayam Penyet ($7) as well.
Unit number: #02-18
Opening hours: Fri-Tue 10am to 3:30pm
4. Charlie’s Peranakan Food
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Calling all Peranakan food lovers, Charlie’s Peranakan Food is where to go to for simple and classic dishes. Satisfy your Peranakan food cravings and enjoy dishes such as Ayam Buah Keluak ($7), Ayam Rendang ($5),and Babi Hong ($5), as well as seasonal items. Some seasonal items they’ve served before include Acar Fish ($7), Udang Nanas ($12), and Ayam Pongteh ($7).
Unit number: #B1-30
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 7:30pm
Tel: 9789 6304
5. Burgs by Project Warung
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Burgs by Project Warung features affordable burgers that will make your belly happy. Exchange $4.50 for The Classic – a beef burger with caramelised onions and American cheese. If you are looking for something more hearty, go for Burg’s Breakfast Burger ($6.50). Featuring a thick beef patty, the burger is topped off with fluffy scrambled eggs and beef bacon. Don’t start drooling, just go get yourself one soon!
Unit number: #B1-24
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 1:30pm, 5pm to 6:30pm
Tel: 9154 4038
6. Hainan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
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Hainan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee is helmed by an old couple, where the uncle will fry each batch of Hokkien Mee ($4) with care. The classic mix of wok hei-filled yellow noodles and bee hoon is left to simmer in a seafood stock, leaving a natural sweetness on the dish. Don’t miss out on their sambal chilli!
Unit number: #B1-34
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8am to 2:30pm
Tel: 6294 6798
7. Mr Baguette
Mr Baguette is the only place in Singapore that sells lava baguettes. Despite the molten fillings, the baguette still had a good crisp on the outside. One of the must-tries would be their Hazelnut Lava ($1.80). Packed with a rich hazelnut chocolate filling, this is one for all with a sweet tooth! My personal favourite would be their savoury baguette, Carbonara Bowl ($2). It is packed with macaroni, ham, and cheese.
Unit number: #B1-51
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 8pm
8. SL II Muffin
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If you are looking for a sweet treat to start your day with, SL II Muffin is your go-to stall! It dishes out a wide array of muffins, and remember to try their Banana Muffin ($1.40), which one can easily chomp down two at a time. If you are not into bananas, they have other flavours such as chocolate chip, as well as tarts for you tart lovers.
Unit number: #01-01
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 7pm
Tel: 6251 8542
9. 75 Ah Balling Peanut Soup
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To tang yuan lovers, 75 Ah Balling Peanut Soup is definitely not a new name. Since they started business in 1947, they have been famous for old-school tang yuan that come with explosive fillings. While their Peanut Soup ($2) is their best-seller, do try their Longan Soup ($2), Ginger Soup ($2), and Almond Soup ($2) as well. Each bowl of their dessert comes with four pieces of glutinous rice balls, with fillings such as peanut, sesame, and red bean to choose from.
Unit number: #01-75
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 8:30pm
Tel: 6293 8702
10. Zhao An Granny Grass Jelly
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To end off the meal at Golden Mile Food Centre, head on down to Zhao An Granny Grass Jelly for a bowl of ice cold Grass Jelly & Sea Coconut ($2)! Served in a traditional porcelain bowl and with a metal spoon, their house-made chin chow is made to be smoother and silkier than other grass jelly dishes out there. They serve their grass jelly with Nata De Coco ($1.50) and Longan ($2).
Unit number: #01-58
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 8pm
Tel: 9146 7313
Explore Golden Mile Food Centre now
Now that you are aware of these gems, the next time you want to go to Golden Mile Complex, cross the road and try these affordable dishes instead! If the Thai food cravings hit though, check out Y Cube Mookata Buffet in Golden Mile Complex or these cheap Thai food places.
Address: 505 Beach Road, Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore 199583
Nearest MRT Station: Nicoll Highway (CC5)