My first time at the Puchong branch of Face to Face Noodle House was six years ago, and it wasn’t exactly a great one. You can read about it here.
But despite it, the restaurant is still around–so perhaps I just had one bad experience. Decided to give it another try with the Hubs recently. They fared better this time, although the service still left a lot to be desired.
The decor hasn’t changed much; the walls are still apple green, but now they have more posters of the dishes they offer, which include their specialties such as Sarawak noodles, curry noodles, pan mee, and more.
First, some thirst quenchers! These took FOREVER to get to our table, even though the shop was quite empty during our visit. N had Cham (Coffee and tea mix) while I had tea. It was okay, strong and a bit on the sweeter side.
Likewise, our orders of Sarawak noodles with smoked duck also took a long time. Thankfully, the food was decent, otherwise the lunch would have been ruined, lol. The blanched vegetables were fresh, the noodles had a nice bite, and the seasoning was not too salty. I love the fatty texture of the roast duck as well, and they were generous with the portion.
For sides, we ordered fried wontons to share. These were fried fresh, so it was good. Crunchy, with a good amount of meat in them, and addictive when paired with sweet chilli sauce.
Service wise, not so great. The foreign workers are polite, but I think they are not well trained due to the language barrier. Still, they are much better compared to the aunty here who walks with a limp and looks like you wronged her in your past life when you’re just making your order lol. She also dumped the cutlery onto our table harder than a WWE smackdown.
I would come back for the wontons and the smoked duck noodles, as the food is decent and affordably priced. But I think there’s lots of room for improvement with service.
FACE TO FACE NOODLE HOUSE (PUCHONG)
8, Jalan Puteri 2/4, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: 10.45am – 9.15pm
Phone: 03-5879 4468