The Uma Balinese Restaurant @ The Strand, Kota Damansara

  • Sumo

I love Balinese food; love their tricks playing around with the herbs and spices and chili and all. I had a great experience in ole-ole bali with the others sometimes quite a long time ago. Just that, Ole-ole Bali serve halal Balinese cuisine. Hmm, what about the Balinese cuisine in non halal version?!



Stood here in The Strand Kota Damansara, The Uma is a Balinese restaurant that serves non halal authentic Balinese cuisine. The Uma offers an extensive menu, from a la carte to set meal; which is wholly in charged by the chef and owner himself. Having spent 8 years of working in Indonesia previously, finally, the owner made his dream come true by opened up The Uma and brings the bali recipe to all of us.



The 2-storey-restaurant is decorated into Balinese theme. I love where we were seated, the upstairs. With a paddy field wallpaper plastered on the wall, it was as though you were dining in Bali, laid back and comfortable dining experience.


And there goes our porky-licious gastronomic experience.


One the left was the Jus Apokat– Indonesian Avocado Juice (RM9)
With fresh avocado & milk drizzled with chocolates in between. It was smooth and creamy, and it won’t give you a greasy aftertaste.

Es Timun Segar – Fresh Cucumber, Lime and Mint juice (RM7)
A Refreshing drinks with the mixture of cucumber and lime and some mint. A great start before the dinner.


Soda Gembira
Milky Air Bandung; not too sweet and it was refreshing too!



Paket A
Main Dishes consist of
Be Celeng Base Manis (Braised Pork Meat in Kecap Manis). It Very well marinated Soft pork cubes and slowly braised in kecap manis (the sweet dark sauce)
Be Siap Mepanggang (Balinese Grilled Half Chicken).
Pesan Be Tuna (Grilled Tuna in Banana Leaf)


Paket C
Main Dishes come with:
Iga Mepanggang (Balinese Pork Rib)-  pork ribs that tossed with the secret weapon – kecap manis
Kambing Mekuah (Balinese Lamb Curry) with a hint of gamie taste. Love the gravy to go with the rice.
Be Siap Mepanggang (Balinese Grilled Half Chicken)

Both sets come with the condiments & rice as stated below:
Sate Lilit (minced fish satay)
Urutan (balinese pork sausage)
Taluh Sambal Lalah (hard boiled egg with sambal)
Jukut Urab (mixed vegetable salad)
Kacang Metumis (stir fry long bean)
Kentang Goreng (spiced potato fries)
Sambal Mbe
Sambal Matah
Sambal Kecap Manis


Choices of Rice:


Saur Rice (Black eye pea rice)
Yellow Rice (Tumeric coconut based rice)
and White Rice


Bebek Megoreng – Crispy Fried Quarter Duck (RM22)
On the a la carte menu, one can choose to try out the infamous crispy duck (bebek). The outer skin of the duck was very crispy and even the bones, they were deep fried into perfection! you could just munch them on. However, the meat was a lil dry. Well, still love it to go with the spicy kick sambal.


Es Campur Bali (RM9)
Bali’s ABC as our sweet ending; topped with lots of cendol, jackfruit, cincau and coconut. A great dessert to pull off the fire after the spicy meal

Thanks to The Uma for inviting us over and BroughtUp2Share for the arrangement.

The Uma
7-G & 7-1 Jalan PJU 5/21
The Strand, Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603 6142 2771
Business Hours:
Lunch: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)

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