The Weld is an odd shopping mall. Once upon a time, it was bustling with expats and locals shopping for groceries at Cold Storage. I remember Mum dumping me at Kathy's toy shop where I would run wild with my cousins. Then came the boom in the 90's and bigger and better malls sprouted all over KL. The Weld soon became a solemn place that was empty once the office crowd left the city. Last year, the building went through extensive renovations to pull in the crowd. Several new restaurants have opened; there is a posh-looking Indian restaurant on one corner, Basil Leaf, Old Siam Cafe, Mark's Asam Laksa, Gengki Sushi and even a Hong Kong cha chan tang. I'm glad that Yogazone has opened at too, otherwise I'll never get around to doing any excercise. Yes, I know its not real yoga but they have a lot of different classes to keep it interesting and fun.
My favourite restaurant at The Weld is Kamimura (sebenarnya, bukan murah sangat). Its been there for several years now and is always busy at lunch. The ambience nor menu isn't anything to shout about but they serve pork! For me, thats definitely a plus. Katsudon has to be pork. Its not the same with chicken. Breaded pork, deepfried and poached lightly in a salty sweet broth with egg and onions, mmmm comfort in a bowl! I like the one here as the sauce is not as intensely salty sweet like the one at Dontaku. Having said that, I do like all that chup in my rice!
On Monday, I skipped yoga and had lunch with Rafs instead. Funny thing is, both of us wanted something light and ching. We ended up at Kamimura and I ordered katsudon, while she had tempura soba. Light my butt! They have an extensive set lunch menu, each dish comes with the usual miso soup, salad/pickles and dessert. Rafs got fruit as part of her set while I got a pretty in pink mochi. Its so pink and preeetty, who can resist really?