Getting Closer to Balinese Cuisine at The Uma in The Strand Kota Damansara

In my trip down to Kuala Lumpur, one of the meals that I had was at The Uma. I was invited for dinner at this restaurant which serves authentic Balinese cuisines and this type of food is hardly found in Penang.

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This restaurant is situated in The Strand, Kota Damansara. The restaurant housed in an indoor air conditioned double shop house is tastefully decorated with simple and elegant Balinese theme.

It occupies the ground floor and also the first floor with relaxing sitting on the floor concept, surrounded with picturesque of green paddy field… a homeliness and coziness ambiance.

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Uma translated into Bahasa is known as ‘sawah padi’ or “paddy field”

Straight to the delicious spread, starting with the Rice Meal!

There are four types of Rice Meals at The Uma, with the slight change in accompaniments of rice and vegetable.

  1. BE CELENG BASE MANIS Babi Kecap Manis @ RM22
  2. BEBEK MEGORENG Crispy Fried Duck  @ RM25
  3. BE SIAP MEPANGGANG Balinese Grilled Chicken @ RM18
  4. KAMBING MEKUAH Balinese Lamb Curry @ RM24

BE CELENG BASE MANIS Babi Kecap Manis is a very popular dish in Bali. The gravy which uses the Indonesian Kecap Manis has the perfect balance between sweet and spicy.

This pork dish comes with accompaniments of minced fish satay, shredded chicken salad, Balinese mixed vegetable salad, water spinach salad, spiced potato fries, sambal mbe, sambal tomato and black-eyed pea rice.

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Glad to see The Uma offering the BEBEK MEGORENG Crispy Fried Duck as some restaurants need to have it order a day in advance. The quarter duck was simmered in various aromatic types of Balinese spices for hours before being deep fried.

I requested for this quarter piece of duck instead of the whole plate which normally comes with accompaniments of minced fish satay, shredded chicken salad, Balinese mixed vegetable salad, stir fry long bean, spiced potato fries, sambal mbe, sambal tomato and black-eyed pea rice. It is recommended to try this flavorful duck which is crispy on the outside with meat remaining tender inside.

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BE SIAP MEPANGGANG Balinese Grilled Chicken was also another requested side dish by me. The usual serving comes with minced fish satay, shredded chicken salad, Balinese mixed vegetable salad, stir fry long bean, spiced potato fries, sambal mbe, sambal tomato and black-eyed pea rice. The nicely marinated piece of chicken in Balinese spices was perfectly grilled.

Balinese Cuisine at The Uma in The Strand, Kota Damansara by what2seeonline.com

KAMBING MEKUAH Balinese Lamb Curry – The lamb was stewed in aromatic Balinese spices with coconut milk till tender. This house favorite was served with minced fish satay, shredded chicken salad, stir fried long bean, water spinach salad, spiced potato fries, sambal mbe, sambal tomato and fragrant yellow rice.

Balinese Cuisine at The Uma in The Strand, Kota Damansara by what2seeonline.com

Balinese Cuisine at The Uma in The Strand, Kota Damansara by what2seeonline.com

Now for some Balinese Soup!

The Uma serves clear soup with choices of CALON BE CELENG Balinese spicy pork meatball or CALON BE SIAP Balinese chicken meatball. Each bowl cost RM5.

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Served piping hot, the soup was light in flavor

The dishes come in reasonable portion and fulfilling to the stomach and best to be shared if you are a small eater. I enjoyed this Balinese meal and definitely will drop by again. Click here for the Map Location. The Uma is diagonally opposite The Wok Cafe.

Balinese Cuisine at The Uma in The Strand, Kota Damansara by what2seeonline.com Balinese Cuisine at The Uma in The Strand, Kota Damansara by what2seeonline.com

Balinese Cuisine at The Uma in The Strand, Kota Damansara by what2seeonline.com

P.S. The Uma will be serving the famous delicacy Babi Guling (Balinese suckling pig) for the coming Chinese New Year and I will travel all the way down just to eat it.

The Uma
7-G & 7-1 , Jalan PJU 5/21
The Strand
Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor

Tel : 603 6142 2771

Opening Hours:
Lunch : 12pm – 3pm
Dinner : 6pm – 10pm

Closed On Tuesday

WIFI : Yes

GPS Coordinates : N3 09.283   E101 35.541

Website : http://www.the-uma.com/

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