Thursday, May 24, 2007

Kamimura

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?

11 comments:

  1. The furthest that I've been to in The Weld is the Starbucks at the main entrance. Ok...time to take a few more baby steps. The mochi is sooo pretty!

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  2. The mochi is indeed pretty in pink! Ha ha ha....something light and ching ,eh?

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  3. my nickname for this place is kamitakmura hahaha... but the food here is good no doubt! i hv yet to put up my post :p

    btw do you work around here or hang out here often?

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  4. Pretty right? I can't resist pretty and sparkly things. Like a magpie really! WMV, I get sidetracked easily. Rice quite ching what? No? :-)

    Hahaha. Babe, yes I breathe this area. Live, work, yoga, makan all here. If you are guys are around the area, call me for makan! Do you work around here too?

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  5. I havent tried katsudon before..but it does look nice

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  6. That mochi sure is pretty! I think I might have to make some as we can't get them over here!

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  7. What's inside the mochi..??

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  8. Thanks for dropping by sugar&spice and mama bok. Can't go wrong with fried pork in my books! Think schnitzel with fried egg and lovely salty sweet gravy drizzled over it. Mmmmm...

    Mama bok, this particular mochi was filled with sweet red bean paste. Definitely more pretty than tasty for me as I'm not a fan of red bean :-)

    Freya&Paul, good luck with the mochi making! Maybe you can fill it with goat's saliva paste. ;-)

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  9. wow.....the food looks good! i love obriens snadwich @ The weld

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  10. haha being chinese..we breathe pork.. eat pork..see pork..cant live without pork..some dishes are meant to be non-halal..

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  11. hey me too!! will mail you when i get back to work on thur

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