One of a number of noodle places in Kuala Lumpur which offers traditional bamboo-pressed wanton noodles. These noodles are kneaded then pressed using large bamboo poles which the noodle-maker would straddle on and “ride” like a see-saw. Awkward technique, but the resultant noodle has this incredible springy, fine texture which makes it all worthwhile.
Face to Face Noodles shop serves the noodles in the form of Sarawak ‘kolok mee’, where the noodles are dressed in pork lard, and other seasonings like onion-scented oil, light soy sauce & the optional minced chili paste. Now, I’d had Sarawak ‘kolok mee’, an East Malaysian (Borneo) variation of HK Cantonese-style wanton noodles before in KL, was never impressed with the dish as its combination of the seasoning and taste didn’t quite to quite suit me.
But the version here – piquant & subtle was actually pretty good. The noodles had a beautiful texture, and the accompanying char-siu (BBQ pork) and pork balls in a light consommé were adequate complements to the main noodle dish.
We also ordered a plate of deep-fried wanton dumplings to share – filling consisted of minced pork, shrimps, black fungus, chopped onions, carrots, greens. I thought the dumplings were a tad greasy. Just stick to the noodles here.
Face to Face Noodles
107G, Jalan Radin Bagus
Bandar Baru Seri Petaling
57000 Kuala Lumpur