8 Best Stalls in Golden Shoe Hawker Centre

Golden Shoe Hawker Centre is located at Market Street in the bustling business district of Singapore. It is a popular lunch venue for office workers in the area, offering a wide selection of local foods at affordable hawker prices. It is a short two minutes’ walk from Raffles Place Mrt.

The hawker centre may not be the most comfortable or fancy place to dine, and on some days it can get pretty warm. However, I still enjoy coming here for lunch due to its accessibility, affordable prices, and of course the delicious local delights. The people who refuse to eat here because it is “hot and stuffy” are missing out on the hidden gems here!

Several of the stalls stand out from others because of the exceptionally delicious food they offer. These stalls have gained faithful followings through word of mouth among the CBD folks. There is almost certainly always a long queue at these stalls! Below is a list of eight popular stalls in Golden Shoe Hawker Centre. Enjoy 🙂

1. Green Bites #03-33
Green Bites at Golden Shoe Hawker Centre Golden Shoes Green Bites SaladGreen Bites is located on the third floor of Golden Shoe Hawker Centre and offers healthy and delicious salad at a very affordable price.

Being an avid food blogger, people who don’t know me assume that I must eat a lot of unhealthy food. So let me set the record straight for these people: it’s true, I do have a (somewhat) unhealthy diet.

Living in Singapore, it is difficult to fight off the temptations of Laksas, Chicken Rices, and Bak Kut Tehs. Therefore, it is great that Green Bites provides a healthy alternative with its tasty salads. For just $4.90, you get a salad base (an assortment of salad leaves) with five toppings of your choice (corn, brown rice, capsicums, and potatoes, cucumbers, etc) along with your favourite dressing (olive oil, thousand island, honey mustard vinaigrette, raspberry vinaigrette, among many others). Top up $1 for ‘premium toppings’ like bbq or broiled chicken.

The salad leaves are fresh and crisp, and the five toppings are given in generous portions. Jazzed up with the piquant dressing (i normally choose honey custard vinaigrette) and premium topping of broiled chicken to taste, this wholesome and luscious salad proves that healthy food can be pretty darn delicious too!

Green Bites
50 Market Street #03-33
Golden Shoe Hawker Centre
Singapore 048940

2. Market Street Nasi Lemak #02-24
Golden Shoe Market Street Nasi LemakGolden Shoe Hawker Market Street Nasi LemakCraving for some Malay food? Check out the very affordable Nasi Lemak (literally, ‘fatty rice’) at Market Street Nasi Lemak in Golden Shoe Hawker Centre.

I ordered set A, which came with the staple coconut rice, drumstick, fried fish, ikan bilis (fried anchovies), egg, otah (spicy fish cake) and sambal chilli – all for the low price of $3! Set C doesn’t have the drumstick and costs just $2.50.

The drumstick and egg tasted average, and only the savoury otah appealed to me. Luckily, the coconut rice saved the day. It offered a delicate fragrant undertone, which gave the dish its homely and distinctive nasi lemak taste. My only quip was that the dish didn’t come with more of the delicious rice!

However, be prepared to wait because there is always a long queue at this stall. I used to know a thrifty colleague who refused to spend more than $2.50 for lunch everyday. If you are also someone looking for tasty bargain food, and don’t mind the long snaking queue, this is the stall for you 🙂

Market Street Nasi Lemak
Golden Shoe Hawker Centre
50 Market Street #02-24
Singapore 048940
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri – 830am to 730pm | Sat – 830am to 3pm | Sun – Closed

3. Meng Kee (明记) #03-30 (CLOSED)
Golden Shoe Meng Kee Yong Tau FooGolden Shoe Yong Tau FooAre you someone who feels hungry shortly after lunch and have to resort to “teatime snacks” (euphemism for junk food) to curb your hunger pangs? If so, you should order a bowl of Yong Tau Foo (literally, ‘stuffed bean curd’) from Meng Kee (明记) at Golden Shoe Hawker Centre.

I ordered my Yong Tau Foo with vermicelli and without soup. It came with generous toppings of cuttlefish, bitter gourd, ladies fingers, fish balls, fried meat balls, crab sticks, etc, and a large portion of vermicelli.  After mixing in the sweetly fragrant chilli sauce and piquant sweet bean sauce (essential accompaniments!), I had a feisty bowl of delicious Yong Tau Foo. I was salivating even before I started eating! The toppings were fresh and delicious, and they tasted perfect when mixed with the two sauces. The overall taste was rich but not overwhelming, so that it didn’t leave me feeling ‘jelak’ (overwhelmed).

There are two queues at the stall. One queue is for ordering the “set” which comes with default toppings, while the other queue is for you to choose your own toppings. I normally go for the “set” queue because I like the default toppings and the waiting time is somewhat shorter.

Do check out this feisty bowl of Yong Tau Foo if you’re at Golden Shoe Hawker Centre!

“Meng Kee” (明记)
Golden Shoe Hawker Centre
50 Market Street #03-30
Singapore 048940

4. Qin Ping Handmade Noodle / Seafood Soup (欽平手工面/海鲜汤) #02-18
Golden Shoe Qin Ping Handmade NoodleGolden Shoe Hawker Centre Ban MianOne of my favourite stalls at Golden Shoe Hawker Centre is Qin Ping Handmade Noodle / Seafood Soup (平手工面/海鲜汤). It serves a variety of food, but I will normally order its signature Tom Yam Ban Mian (literally, ‘block noodles’).

Qin Ping’s Tom Yam Ban Mian is a feisty bowl of rectangular flat noodles in a light spicy tom yam / anchovy soup base, served with generous amounts of crispy fried anchovies, fried garlic, chewy mushrooms, fresh vegetables, and a vivid orange egg yolk. Even though there was a mixture of so many ingredients, the impression was one of balance in the texture and flavour. The noodles were cooked al dente and tasted great when coated with the runny egg yolk. The tom yam soup base offered a light spicy undertone, adding a nice touch to the overall flavour of the dish. If you like Tom Yam soup and Ban Mian, you will enjoy the Tom Yam Ban Mian at Qin Ping Handmade Noodle / Seafood Soup.

Qin Ping Handmade Noodle / Seafood Soup (欽平手工面/海鲜汤)
50 Market Street #02-18
Golden Shoe Hawker Centre
Singapore 048940

5. Tiong Bahru Wanton Mee #02-32
Golden Shoe Tiong Bahru Wanton MeeGolden Shoe Tiong Bahru Wanton MeeThe first time I saw my tantalising bowl of Tiong Bahru Wanton Mee at Golden Shoe Hawker Centre, I was mesmerised. How could this sumptuous bowl of goodness cost just $4?!

This had got to be the most value-for-money wanton mee I’ve ever eaten. It’s like wanton mee on steroids! Other than the tasty fried wontons (dumplings), it also came with generous servings of crunchy spring rolls, savoury char siew (roasted pork), fresh vegetables, and a bowl of wanton soup. The stall also has a $3 option, but the portion is a lot smaller and it doesn’t come with the extra ingredients. The toppings were all delicious and this was truly a satisfying bowl of wanton mee.

Sometimes, happiness lies within the simple things in life. Case in point – a bowl of $4 Tiong Bahru Wanton Mee.

Tiong Bahru Wanton Mee
Golden Shoe Hawker Centre
50 Market Street #02-32
Singapore 048940

6. Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice #02-26
Golden Shoe Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken RiceGolden Shoe Tong Fong Fatt Chicken RiceThis popular chicken rice stall is located on the second level of Golden Shoe Hawker Centre. It serves up delicious chicken rice and there is always a long queue at this stall.

All Chicken Rice are created equal, but some are more equal than others. For Tong Fong Fatt chicken rice, it sits comfortably on the positive end of the chicken rice bell curve. Even though I had to queue for twenty minutes to get my plate of chicken rice, I did not regret my decision at all. Just looking at the tantalising chicken rice was enough to titillate my tastebuds. The chicken meat, covered in its savoury ‘ma you’ sauce and glistering in all its oily goodness, simply tasted heavenly. It’s juicy, tender, and succulent – the best chicken rice I had tasted in a long time!

Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice
Golden Shoe Hawker Centre
50 Market Street #02-26
Singapore 048940

7. Transit Market Clay Pot Rice & Noodles (老巴刹沙煲饭面) #03-13
Golden Shoe Transit Market Clay Pot Rice and NoodlesGolden Shoe Hawker Claypot RiceIt feels terrible to have a food craving and not be able to satisfy it. Whenever I have a craving for claypot rice on workdays, I will head down to Transit Market Clay Pot Rice & Noodles (老巴刹沙煲饭) at Golden Shoe Hawker Centre.

Claypot rice is a simple Chinese dish that is typically served with white rice, sliced chicken, Lap Cheong (Chinese cured sausage) and vegetables. Transit Market Clay Pot Rice & Noodles does not deviate from this tried and test formula. The stall’s claypot rice is basically just a simple dish served with the aforementioned toppings and doused with dark soya sauce. However, it is exactly this no-nonsense approach that gave the claypot rice its honest-to-goodness taste. The rice had the distinctive smoky flavour of claypot-cooked food, and the sliced chicken was chewy and fresh. Essentially, it was a simple dish that was savoury and yet not overwhelming. The next time you are craving for homely claypot rice, just head over to Transit Market Clay Pot Rice & Noodles at Golden Shoe Hawker Centre to satisfy that craving 🙂

Transit Market Clay Pot Rice & Noodles (老巴刹沙煲饭面)
50 Market Street #03-13
Golden Shoe Hawker Centre
Singapore 048940

8. Wei Nang Wang Hock Kian Lor Mee (味难忘福建卤面) #03-03
Golden Shoe Wei Nan Wang Hock Kian Lor MeeGolden Shoe Wei Nang Wang Lor MeeMost of the time, old school hawker food tastes the best. Case in point, the Lor Mee (braised noodles) at Wei Nang Wang Hock Kian Lor Mee (味难忘福建卤面) in Golden Shoe Hawker Centre. This modest looking stall with its plain yellow signboard and red letterings is manned by an elderly couple. The uncle prepares the Lor Mee in the stall while his wife takes orders.

I enjoyed the thick noodles and fried toppings, but my favourite was the delicious gravy. It was delicate and yet gutsy, giving the Lor Mee a savoury but not overly-rich taste. Truly a satisfying bowl of braised noodles. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out the 味难忘 (indeed!) Lor Mee at Golden Shoe Hawker Centre!

Wei Nang Wang Hock Kian Lor Mee (味难忘福建卤面)
50 Market Street #03-03
Golden Shoe Hawker Centre
Singapore 048940

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Evan is an idealist who is deeply passionate about life. He loves good food, travelling, reading philosophy, writing, playing music, exercising, and hanging out with loved ones. He is the co-founder of Eat and Travel With Us, a Food and Travel website based in Singapore. The philosophy is simple - to provide the best Food and Travel Guides!

13 Responses to 8 Best Stalls in Golden Shoe Hawker Centre

  1. Angela Jeonghye An says:

    Looking for somewhere I can have breakfast arriving early morning and found this blog. Do you have any idea from when the Golden Shoe Hawker Center start working?

    • Evan says:

      Hi Angela, I am not sure of the exact time but I have colleagues who eat breakfast at the hawker centre before work at about 7.30am.

  2. Annie Tan says:

    Thank you Evans for the positive review.

    We have 2 more outlets strategically located in the Eastern Central & Western Central part of Singapore, namely 80 Bendemeer Road (Hyflux Innovation Centre) and Bukit Merah Central Food Centre respectively.

    Hope to see you soon!

  3. Sheda Rashid says:

    Any Malay or Indian stall there?

    • administrator says:

      yes! There is an Indian stall on the 2nd floor, and there are two Malay stalls on the 3rd level.

  4. Jessica says:

    Imagine the typical brand new expat of the plane. She doesn’t know anyone, she doesn’t know where to go, and when she finds somewhere that looks good and popular she has no idea what anything is! Well… That’s me!
    I complained to someone in the office about how expensive food was around Raffles and they told me to go to the Golden Shoe Hawker – I stumbled upon this article and decided to go to Tiang Bharu Wanton Mee – WOW! This was amazingly delicious. And for $4 you get soooo much food.
    This is the first time I have ever left a comment in a blog, but I was so pleasantly surprised that I feel like you deserved a thank you.

    I look forward to trying many more of your suggestions.
    Jess

  5. Belle says:

    What time do these stalls close? Are they still selling during dinner time?

    • Evan says:

      Hi Belle, the stalls normally close by dinner time as they serve the lunch crowd mainly. Usually after 6pm the CBD area is very quiet.

  6. Penny says:

    Is the claypot noodle open on Saturdays?

  7. May says:

    Hi Evan,

    Thanks for the food review. Wonder if there is any economy rice stall there and the price range? My brother is thrifty and to him $4 a meal is really quite tight already. He was sent to be an IT support there but salary is not very high. So I’m hoping to find some stalls that he can afford in that CBD area.

    • Evan says:

      Hi May, you are very welcome. Yes there is an economy rice stall and the price is quite affordable. And I would say Golden Shoe is the most affordable eating place in that area.

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