Face To Face Noodle House Singapore 面对面 is the first outside of Malaysia outlet. It is located at City Square with the Farrer Park Station connected. It is easy access for patrons to get to the Noodle House.
The story of Face To Face began over 100 years ago, with the founder’s great-grandfather left China for Hong Kong in 1903 to seek his fortune. After finding a job as a chef’s assistant in a local restaurant and winning the Chef’s trust through his diligence, he was allowed the opportunity to learn the art of making Jook Sing noodles, considered one of the rarest forms of noodle-making in existence. It’s success story did not come easy. According to the noodle house, it went bankrupt twice before gaining fame for its brand in Malaysia.
Once might have notice that that the setup seems like a fast food restaurant. Indeed that was the original concept. The Face To Face Noodle spokeman revealed that it has spent an hefty amount in the renovation of the shop. It has selected the straw hat with each represent a tribes in Sarawak. We thought it was very meaningful since the noodle originated from there.
It has since changed from a fast food restaurant concept to a cafe with service after they have understand from their customers preference. Now, order is made by self at the counter and food will be served.
At the Singapore outlet, currently, Face To Face has carefully selected 8 of its best noodles among the list that was available in the Malaysia outlet to showcase in Singapore.
First on the list is the Creation Pork Pan Mee ($8.90). It uses the pork belly for the braised meat and sauce. With the good ratio of fats, it added fragrance to the noodle. This is love almost the diners at our table.
The second to be introduced is the Black Pepper Pork Chop Pan Mee ($12.90) for the black pepper fan. Personally, I didn’t find any special to this bowl of noodle.
For the Szechuan Mala fan, you might want to turn to Sichuan Piquant Pan Mee ($10.90). The soup is fiery. Most were shocked at the spice level. So beware when you are about to sip the soup.
There are a total 5 signature noodles on the menu of Face To Face Noodle House Singapore. First, is the Traditional Sarawak Noodles ($8.90). This version is adapted to Singaporean palatte. The texture, firmness and even the moisture of the noodle and of course the Char Siew Meat in the bowl too. The noodle in the bowl uses a 105 years old recipe which was since Face To Face Noodle House started in Sarawak.
Next is the Hot And Spicy Pan Mee ($8.90) is also another hot favourite at Face To Face Noodle House Singapore. I enjoyed especially the ikan bilis. This is the dry version. The soup version is the House Specialty Pan Mee ($8.90) which we didn’t order.
The Genki Herbal Chicken Soup Pan Mee ($12.90) is also the other signature limited daily quantity. It uses a good number of various herbal to boil the flavourful soup based. Each day, it is limited to 25 bowls.
The Curry Chicken Pan Mee ($11.90) is another limited quantity item, also at 25 bowls per day. The curry flavour is light, it does not overwhelmed at all. While the chicken is tender.
The last limited item at 20 set per day is the Hakka Yong Tau Foo.
If diner like to have some snacks together with the noodles, 4 dishes were offered; Chef’s Special Fried Wantan ($4), Deep Fried Fish Cake ($1.50), Fried Taucu Wings ($4.50), Bacon Cheese Ball ($5.50)
At Face To Face Noodle House Singapore, it offers a good range of Hot and Cold Drink. The signature drinks are the Iced Signature Organic Coffee ($5), Caramel 3 Layer Tea ($4.50) and Multigrain Soymilk ($3.50). I went for none but the refreshing Longan Ribena ($4).
Though food may not be come cheap, Face To Face Noodle House Singapore may be a good alternative to the only other famous Ji Xiang Sawarak Kuching Kolo Mee in Singapore.
Face To Face Noodle House Singapore 面对面
180 Kitchener Rd, #02-23/24 City Square, Singapore 208539
Tel: +65 6595 6595
Daily 1100 to 2200
- North East line – Farrer Park station
- alight at Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple along Serangoon Road 21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 125, 130, 139, 147, 857
- alight before Tai Hoe Hoe Hotel along Kitchener Road 21, 125, 130
- alight after Allenby Road along Jalan Besar 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 130, 139, 147, 857