I do not know if you guys feel the same way but for me, there are those rare days , the days you feel nostalgic, reminiscing about your long gone teenage years and wanting to head back to the place you use to ‘lepak’ at after school hours and simply spend the hour/day drowning in that feel. You guys feel that way at times? Yea, I did, which was why I decided to head to Central Market. I literally spent 5 days a week at Central Market, waiting around for my tuition class to start.
So yea, here I was, walking through Central Market. I got my self some chocolates, some momentos and even paid 10 ringgit for a 15 minute leg dip in a ‘large container’ filled with mini fishes nipping at me, lol. A nice feel indeed. Then my tummy rumbled and it was time to feed it. I decided to head to Precious. Not that I’ve been here before, did not have enough money back in school to be able to eat here, lol – with 2 ringgit everyday, I however have eaten in Old China Cafe – Old China Cafe @ Petaling Street – A delicious Time Capsule. which is another eatery they own, and I recall liking it very, very much. Since I am here, why not give Precious a try instead.
This eatery is certainly bigger than Old China Cafe but exudes the similar feel. It takes you back in time, ages ago. Right outside the door/entrance, you would see tourist walking around , looking through clothes, moving from one stall to another and on this side of the door, you would get calm, relaxed, quiet feel. It was weird, different but totally awesome, especially when you sit near the entrance as oppose to the inner park of the eatery, where it is highly likely your view of the entrance will be blocked. Very time capsule-like, as soon as you step in, you are in a different realm while being able to still see whats happening on the outside and people going about their day.
Bubur Cha Cha, 6.90 ringgit + Nyonya Belacan Fried Rice, 16.90 ringgit + Mee Siam, 16.90 ringgit
Everything tasted great, at least whatever I have tasted so far. I had the Bubur Cha Cha for starter instead of dessert. Yumm! It was served in warm coconut milk with a slight durian aftertaste + yam and sweet potato chunks + sago. Loved it. I slurped it all up within 5 minutes.
The Belacan Fried Rice, oooo man – da bomb. Every mouth was heaven. It basically consisted of belacan paste fried rice + Nyonya fried chicken + vege + papadum and belacan sambal on the side. I got exactly what I wanted, perhaps even better, what else can I say. The Mee Siam was equally as awesome. Yay for it being on the dry side as oppose to the wetter version 🙂 I personally prefer it that way, so this suited me just fine. It had a lil lemongrass flavor to it, perfectly blended with the chili paste + egg + chicken + shrimps. There really is nothing else for me to say except that there was literally nothing else left on the plate when I was done. Finger lickin’ good.
Would I head back here?
Heck yea. I could not try their chicken, seafood and vegetable dishes this time around because I dont think I had enough space for that but I certainly will for my next visit.
Address: Lot 2, Mezzanine Floor, Central Market
Opening hours: Everyday. 11 am – 10 pm
Signing out now, Ciao.