Monday, January 14, 2008

Face to Face Noodles House

The Star had an article on this restaurant called Face to Face Noodles (sic) House (information retrieved 14/1/08) last Wednesday. With the next day being a public holiday, you'd expect a massive number of people going to the restaurant the next day, and you'd expect the owners of the restaurant to be prepared for that, but however, they didn't seem to be and we had to wait nearly an hour for the food to arrive.

Anyway, this restaurant sells all kinds of Pan Mee, from your original type, to different flavours of Pan Mee. Here they are:

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In all honesty, albeit interesting, the Pan Mee there wasn't that spectacular to make me want to go again. Quite ordinary, the best being the original one, and quite small as well. The other flavours just did not go too well with the Pan Mee.

Apart from Pan Mee, they also sell Sarawak Mee, which I think was also better than the Pan Mee.

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If I'm not mistaken, this is what Kenny Sia always refers to as 'Kolo Mee' from Sarawak. Its just that they can't call it Kolo Mee here in KL as that name has been taken by another sort of Kolo Mee, thus the moniker, Sarawak Mee. But its a personal favourite of mine. I think its much better than the KL sort of Kolo Mee.

In addition to their traditional sarawak noodles, they also served the same noodles but with dark soya sauce mixed into it. I didn't try that though, but I don't think I would've liked it.

What we did order instead was some fried wontons.

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Basic stuff. And also, a drink: Cincau with milk.

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That's right. Its not soya bean, but milk. And it was a very interesting twist on the drink as well, one I enjoyed immensely. Couldn't really place what milk it was, but I think it might have been evaporated milk diluted with water. This is good.

So, Pan Mee here, for me, not so good. If I were to eat Pan Mee, I'd just go to the shop in nearby Taman Desa and eat it there instead. Cheaper for a much bigger bowl.

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And more condiments as well. :)

9 comments:

youngyew said...

If I'm not mistaken, the sarawak one is kolo mee but the west malaysia one is kon-lo me (dry lou? in cantonese). :D

Anyway, nice food pics there. You have a knack for food photography eh!:D

crushedguava said...

unless you're absolutely sure about that, i must disagree with you.

i'm think what he meant my kolo is what we mean 'kon lou'.

unless, you're absolutely sure la.

are you?

youngyew said...

You mean your Sarawak mee's name actually means the same as the kon lou mee that we have in West Malaysia?

crushedguava said...

there's a typo in my previous comment.

"i think what he meant by kolo is what we mean 'kon lou' "

what i'm saying is, i think in Sarawak, if you order 'kon lou mee', you get Sarawak mee. i think kenny sia just typed it out as 'kolo' instead of 'kon lou'.

IronEaters said...

Sarawak mee? i also jt had the sarawak mee called "kampua" in Sibu... the pan mee looks so good. didnt get to eat it when i went back in December =(

San

crushedguava said...

there are indeed a couple of pan mee shops around KL that are quite good.

kimberly said...

eh it's really called kolo mee in sarawak la...i've tried the sarawak me in kl but not nice wan..hahaha.. :p
gosh i really miss kolo mee back home now :(

kimberly said...

and it's called kampua as well..that's in foochow..haha :)

crushedguava said...

ahha so we have a Bintulu (that's in Sarawak I think) girl confirming that the kolo mee that kennysia always talks about IS the sarawak mee that we get in KL.

but i actually Like the Sarawak mee in KL. i wonder whether it actually tastes different from the one in Sarawak or not.