I stumped upon a small restaurant selling traditional Sarawak Noodles and Pan Mee ( flat flour noodle) at Bukit Indah in Johor Bahru. The name of the restaurant is Face to Face Noodle House. The store is located just opposite the bus stop of AEON shopping mall. If you are going there during lunch time, be prepared to stand and queue because it is a small outlet with limited seating capacity.
Pan Mee is usually served with soup but as there was a dried version, I decided to order it. I also ordered traditional Sarawak noodles, Penang Char Kway Teow, Wanton soup, Luo Han Guo Longan with Sea coconut and Honey lemon drink. I observed that after placing the order, it took more than 20 minutes for the food to be served. My friend told me that she loved the dried version of Pan Mee. I took a sample of it and it was nice but not great. The texture of the noodle was firm, the dried anchovies was really good and the egg was well done ( placed beautifully on top of the noodles).
The traditional Sarawak noodles was better, the char siew ( barbecued pork slices ) was lean and well marinated. In fact I prefer the traditional Sarawak noodles than the Pan Mee. The Penang Char Kway Teow was nice but it was just ordinary. To be fair, the ingredients that goes into frying this Char Kway Teow was fresh. Normally, I do not eat cockles, but I finished it all because it was clean and properly cooked. The prawns were firm and fresh too. The wanton soup was a disappointment – the wanton has a slightly sourish taste and the soup does not suit my taste. I would try out the fried wanton next time.
Now the desert and drink. The Luo Han Guo Longan with sea coconut was really good and value for money ( RM 3.90). There was a sufficient portion of sea coconut and large longan in the desert. On my next visit, I would order 2 bowls of this desert for myself. The honey and lemon drink was just ordinary -no big deal. There was lots of crushed ice added to this drink – the cost ( RM3.00 ).
The cost of Pan Mee – RM6.30, the traditional Sarawak noodles – RM6.30, the Penang Char Kway Teow – RM6.90 and the Wanton Soup – RM4.80. The total for this meal was RM31.20. There was no service charge or government tax being added. I would say the cost of this meal was value for money and I am definitely go back to Face to Face Noodle House again when I am in Bukit Indah.
I took the CW6 bus from Singapore to AEON Bukit Indah in Johor Bahru recently. The bus trip was pleasant, comfortable and cheap. Bus CW6 is run by Causeway Link and the terminal is located at Boon Lay behind Jurong Point shopping mall. I will give you a brief guide on how to board CW6 from Singapore to Bukit Indah.
Take a train or bus to Boon Lay and upon arrival you can see Jurong Point shopping mall. There is a bus interchange inside the shopping mall but the CW6 bus does not operate from this bus terminal. At the Boon Lay MRT station, walk outside along the small path and you can see the back of Jurong Point shopping mall on your left. Looking straight ahead there is an overhead bridge – walk towards the overhead head but do not cross over. Once you have reach the road near the overhead bridge, you can see a small bus stop on your right and you can see one or two guys in yellow shirt ( which is the uniform of Causeway Link ).
Tell the Causeway Link staff that you want to go Bukit Indah and he will tell you the fare. I paid S$4 for a single trip and then board the yellow bus parked beside the bus stop. I think the bus leave at 15 – 20 minutes interval. The CW6 bus would then travel to Tuas Immigration Checkpoint. Once you have cleared the immigration and walked out to the bus terminal, the Causeway Link bus bay is on the right. You can see Causeway Link yellow bus parked along the bus bay. From here, you can take any Causeway Link bus – CW3 or CW6 to Malaysian Immigration checkpoint.
Once you have cleared the Malaysian Immigration, walked straight and you can see the Causeway Link buses parked at the bus bay. The first bus bay is for traveling to Johor Premium Outlet mall and Legoland. Further up is the waiting point for CW3 amd CW6 buses. Board the CW6 bus when it arrived at the bus bay. The CW6 bus would travel for about 15 minutes and picking passengers along the way. When you see AEON Shopping Mall, it is time to alight. The AEON shopping mall is on the left – so sit on the left side (opposite the driver seat) of the bus and you can’t missed it. Anyway, many passengers would also alight at AEON mall. The CW6 would then continued to travel to its next destination – TESCO and finally Giant Hypermarket in Bukit Indah.
From the bus stop of AEON Shopping Mall, you can see that Granada Hotel and Macdonald’s is opposite on the left. Granada hotel is a relatively new hotel and it is a comfortable place to stay. If you are keen in reading my review of this hotel, just follow the link below –