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Monday, August 8, 2011

Face to Face Noodles House @ Penang Times Square, Penang.

Great news for noodle lovers: Now you can enjoy your bowl of hot noodles in a cool hygienic air conditioned surrounding.
Yes, you don't have to worry that you might get your shirt collar stained by sweat.
Face to Face Noodles House has officially extended their business by opening their 16th outlet at Penang Times Square, a couple of shoplots away from Kocha Taiwanese Delight (台湾古早味).
Although Face to Face is a two-storey restaurant, it only has a total of 17 tables counting in outdoor ones if i am not mistaken.

The great grandfather of the founder of Face to Face Noodle House who was born in China learnt to make noodle traditionally in Hong Kong before moving to Dalat Oya, Sarawak where he started his own noodle store and where he localized Mee Kolok.
Besides, as you can see, the founder creatively came up with different varieties of Pan Mee which complement with different types of homemade chili and sambal provided to fit different customer's palate.
You may also choose your preferred type of noodles for certain dishes.
The last page of the menu even shows you the way to savour every mouthful of their speciality, Hot & Spicy Pan Mee.

The Jasmine Tea (RM2.60) was how it supposed to be, not sweet at all, great!

Regarding the Chef's Special Fried Dumpling (RM6), there was nothing special but only 5 pieces of crispy golden dumpling and sweet Thai Chili sauce.
The dough enveloping generous amount of minced meat and some greens was fried to an awesome crisp, yummy!

Well, ordering the Chef's Special Pan Mee (RM6.90) was a great shot.
It came with a large amount of clear soup, minced meat, meatballs, veges as well as fried fish cakes.
Noodles wise, it was flawless no matter in terms of firmness, smoothness or even chewiness.
The hot sweet soup was simply amazing with an appetite stimulating function.
I personally found that chili flakes went well with the soup.

A small bowl of clear soup which was identical to the Chef's Special Pan Mee one was served along with the Traditional Sarawak Noodles (RM6.90) a.k.a Mee Kolok which is one of the chef's recommendation and the restaurant's top seller.
8 pieces of carbonara (char siew), a couple of meatballs and some minced meat were sitting on a mountain of fine thin yellow noodles.
Out of my expectation, it turned out to be very good from the aspect of taste as well as texture.
The spotlight was on the noodles which were crinkly and springy.
They were indeed pretty dry but you could add in spoons of the soup to moisten them.
The whole combination was perfect even without any condiment.

Last but not least, it was the House Speciality Hot & Spicy Pan Mee (RM6.90) which is also chef's recommendation as well as one of the top sellers.
There were a lot of ikan bilis, minced meat and half-boiled egg while beneath them located the noodles.
Without adding any condiment, the noodles themselves were delish accompanied by a superlative moist al dente texture.
For your information, the proper way to savour this thing is adding in some chili flakes or chili padi or sambal, you call it and stir everything together but please make sure you only add in appropriate spicy condiment or else you will suffer.
The spices, meat, ikan bilis, egg and the noodles altogether formed a perfect union, producing such ultimate lip-smacking good dish.
However, i found that the excessive amount of ikan bilis given backfired, resulted in making the whole thing boring.

They are now offering a reward card in which you stand a chance to redeem a beverage, dessert and even noodles (only valid at Penang Times Square outlet).
With every purchase of RM10 and above in one single receipt, you will be rewarded with one stamp.
Just collect your stamps and you could drink or eat for free!

The prices mentioned above are tax-included!

77-G-7, Penang Times Square,
Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 Penang.

Operation hours:
11.30am - 9.30pm

Contact no.:
04 - 2262285

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