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Food Review: Face To Face Noodle House Singapore
Kolok mee is probably the most well-known signature dish in Sarawak. This staple food can be found in every street and corner of Sarawak, and we do have a few stalls around in the hawker centre selling the noodle but to find a really good one is like finding a needle in a haystack.
The beauty of kolok mee lies in its simplicity – pale looking springy noodle that tossed with the seasoned sauce, common toppings like minced pork, char siew, fried wanton and vegetable, special chili flakes sauce can be added to spice up the flavour.
We have not been to Sarawak personally to experience the authentic local Kolok mee, however, Face To Face Noodle House Kolok mee was quite impressive in terms of taste and flavour. The noodles were perfectly al dente and springy, while the lard and shallot oil fragrance permeated every strand of Kolok mee and we slurped up the noodle as soon as it was served.
A good bowl of noodles will be incomplete without the right toppings. The home-made char siew was incredibly good, with nice caramelized skin with charred aroma and wholesome seasoning touched our hearts, a perfect pairing with the noodles.
Besides Kolok mee, Face To Face serves Pan Mee as well. It is not the soupy type of pan mee that we are familiar, but the dry version of Malaysia pan mee. The noodle is inspired by the age-old Jook-Sing technique that produced excellent texture and chewiness to the bite. The bowl of noodle is topped with anchovies, vegetables, minced pork and runny egg. Of course, if you cannot live without chilli, Face To Face’s fierce chilli is available to test your tolerance.
From 12 August to 30 September 2016, Face To Face Pan Mee will be introducing four levels of Hot & Spicy Pan Mee! Pick the highest level you can stand and get more entries into the lucky draw! The grand prize is a 4D3N trip for two to Seoul, Korea! Dare to take the challenge? My daughter JiaQi was the hero and tried the highest level (4) of hot and spicy. She has a very high spice tolerance but guess what happened? After just few mouthfuls, her tears and mucus already flowed like a waterfall and exhausted all our tissue packages. To put out the fire in her mouth, she had slurped up three glasses of drinks to neutralise the unbearable heat from the devil hot chilli. So, try at your own risk, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
A set meal costs $9.90 and comes with the noodle and a glass of drink.
Face To Face Noodle House uses the traditional Sarawakian and Malaysia noodles to tempt your appetite. The quality toppings and alluring taste make the Kolok mee and Pan mee just irresistible, we left the place with great satisfaction and we bet you will enjoy the meal – The Sarawakian way.
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Face To Face Noodle House
A: City Square Mall, #02-23/24, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
H: daily from 11am-10pm
T: +65 6509 0182