Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sarawak Kolo Mee @ Face to Face Noodles, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya

Sarawak Kolo Mee
sarawakians fav noodles

I just realised, I have a ton of pictures sitting in my folders, which I have yet to blog about. Don't have the time to slowly edit and resize them, hence I picked the easiest for today - what I ate yesterday. These Face to Face outlets seem to be popping up everywhere after the original outlet started out in Damansara Perdana. From the menu, there is pan mee and this unusual Sarawak Kolo Mee, which can only be found at a few places in the Klang Valley.

Sarawak Kolo Mee2
taken with one hand, amazing right?

I ended up here as a Sarawakian friend, proclaimed this to be the best version, even better than the one I ate before in
Restoran Gembira, Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya. Since, it was on the way back to work (just before the turn off to the Kg Sg Ara exit), I made a quick lunch stop. Parking is kinda dicey here - no legimate spaces available. Instead, you have to double park and sit at the non-air-cond area of the restaurant, to make sure no angry owner comes out and whacks your car for blocking it.

The pan mee seems to be much more popular vs these type of noodles but I persisted and gave it a go. Besides the traditional version, they also had two versions with dark soy sauce and chillies. I got served a huge bowl of noodles even though this was a small version at RM4.80. Topped with char siu slices and minced meat, the noodles was a bit dry, hence I had to add spoonfuls of the soup to mix the noodles.

The texture of the noodles was nice - thin with a slight bite. However, I did find it a bit too dry for my liking (this could be how they do it in Sarawak) - as the minced meat was without any sauce. At the end of the day, I still preferred the version at Taman Megah for its sinful lard oil and the not so dry topping even though the texture of their noodles is less superior. I'll try and come back to review their pan mee - various types with curry, black pepper and the original one, since that seems to be more popular.

Face to Face Noodle House
68-G, Jalan SS21/62
Damansara Utama
Petaling Jaya

Tel: 016- 396 8711

(Non halal. Open from 11.30am to 9.30pm daily. Same row as Astro and the slimming shops around the damansara uptown area.)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.


Ciki said...

i just looked back to your rest. gembira blog, and u r rite.. i see more sauce in the picture... and more fluffy noodles ! so u reckon taman megah one is better? ok.. lets go check it out :)

Collin said...

As a Mirian, the Sarawak kolomee in rest. Gembira is definitely better and more authentic. (The couple who run the stall there used to operate a coffee shop in Miri.)

No, kolomee is never as dry as the one in Face to Face, I've tried both places - however the chili and dark soya sauce version at Face 2 Face is not too bad, worth a try.

ling239 said...

is this branch of the one at Damansara Perdana ?

J2Kfm said...

yeah, agreed the noodles look dehydrated slightly. oh, I alwiz thought they're called mee GOLOK. =P
tried once in Pandan Indah, if I rmbr correctly.

jess said...

speaking of kolomee/wantanmee, ive recently tried tis wantanmee in kepong. it is really good! they have tis signature dish or something called kapitan chicken! its so good i keep going bak for more! lolz

Chibog in Chief said...

just one word; de-li-cious!!! your photos are amazing!!

btw, i would love to invite you to Recipe Muncher, a recipe sharing community. We would love to welcome your awesome blog!!

patthebardude said...

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boo_licious said...

cumi & ciki - I totally prefer the taman gembira one. Also check out the auntie with those hip hats, she wears.

thxs collin for the tip. I also felt hers was much better since it had the all impt thing - loads of lard...

ling239 - yes it is, now they have branches everywhere though so not hard to get to try this.

j2kfm - hee hee, mee golok sounds like it is from Thailand.

ooooooh, jess, where is this place. Sounds simply yum yum. do tell, I go check it out.

dhanggit - thxs!

patthebardude - ok, sounds interesting.

fatboybakes said...

oooh, another place to try. i've been eating at the gembira one everytime i get a chance, thanks to you.

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