Monday, January 31, 2011

Face to Face Noodle House, Taman Segar, Cheras

We have been eating at Sanuki Udon for the past few Sundays since I love the udon there and just can't get enough of it. However, last Sunday Hubby asked if it was okay to have something other than udon for lunch so I suggested Face to Face Noodle House in Taman Segar, Cheras.

The roads were pretty jammed up with cars trying to get to Cheras Leisure Mall, so we considered ourselves for getting a parking space near the restaurant within minutes of arriving. The restaurant is very clean and is divided into the indoors air-conditioned section and the outdoors alfresco section. Since the indoors section was fully occupied, we had no choice but to settle for a table outdoors. The lady boss came over with the menu and recommended their specialties to us, which is the Pan Mee and Sarawak Kolok Mee. We gladly took her recommendation. She was really friendly and took the effort to speak to all her customers, and made sure they were happy with their food. Makes a nice change from the usual (grumpy) pan mee owners.

CNY Decor

After we placed our order, the waiter returned with a jar of their specialty dried chilli and a tray with 4 different types of chilli to complement the different types of pan mee ie. homemade chilli/lime, sambal, chilli padi, and red chillies. The specialty chilli was crunchy, fragrant and rich in prawn flavour. Some other pan mee places serve extra spicy ones which can be too mouth-numbingly hot for me. Since I like it medium hot, the specialty chilli here was just right for me.
Hot stuff

Ice Lemon Tea (RM2.80) and Honey Drink (RM2.80)

The service here is efficient and before long, Hubby's House Specialty Hot & Spicy Dry Pan Mee (RM5.60) arrived. Pan mee is a Malaysian Chinese specialty noodle that is made from kneaded flour. The noodles here are handmade daily and does not contain any preservative and alkaline. The dry pan mee comes with a choice of thick or thin noodles. Hubby opted for the thick noodles, which was served with fried anchovies (ikan bilis), poached egg and minced pork. The smooth, delicious noodles coated with the runny egg reminded me of my favourite udon noodles. A small bowl of soup is also served, which I am sure contains no (or little) MSG.

Another top seller and recommended dish was the Traditional Sarawak Noodles (RM5.60) a.k.a Sarawak Kolok Mee. I felt confident ordering this since the great grandfather of the founder was previously the main noodles supplier for Mee Kolok in Sarawak. The noodles were served with some lean char siew (BBQ pork), minced pork and pork balls. The noodles resemble wantan noodles slightly, but with more spring. I liked the pork balls which were tasty and bouncy.

Add some specialty dried chilli for more oomph.

We also tried the fried wantans (RM4 for 10 pcs), which was served with a sweet Thai Chilli sauce. We really enjoyed these as the skin was crispy with a delicious filling.

Verdict: We loved the food and service here, so we will be back for more.

Other than this outlet, Face to Face has outlets at 14 other locations around KL/PJ/Selangor, Miri, Kuantan and Kampar. For locations of other outlets, please click here. 2 more outlets opening soon in Penang and Sri Petaling.

Opening times: Mon-Fri 11.30am - 9.30pm; Sat - Sun 10.00am - 9.30pm


Service: Good.

Price: Reasonable. Total bill was RM20.80.

Location: Face to Face Noodle House, 10 Jalan Manis 4, Taman Segar, 56100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

GPS Coordinates: 3.088772, 101.743237


  1. thought the name of the outlet sounded familiar..a good play of words in chinese.

  2. Joe: Ah.. I didn't realise until you mentioned it.

  3. I pass by this place the other day!

  4. I will definitely choose chilli pan mee if im there!! I am so in love with their chilli pan mee!! 10 times i go, 10 times also will order chilli pan mee! hehe!

  5. Love the diff types of chillies and the dipping sauce, you should try out Myjojo too for their pan mee

  6. Since you been at Sanuki Udon, did you realise there's a Face to Face in Taman Desa too? That's where we go for our spicy/dry pan mee fix! :D

  7. Michelle: Tried it before?

    Euniceee: Yea the chilli pan mee is very nice :)

  8. Nava.K: Hi, thx for visiting and commenting. I will try Jojo next time we have pan mee craving.. :)

    LFB: Yea, I know there is an outlet at Tmn Desa. Is it easy to get a parking there?

  9. aiks, my myself dun really like their pan mee... seldom eat here.
    i like the one at connaught. hhehehe


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