Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Uma Balinese Restaurant, Kota Damansara

When we speak of Balinese cuisine, many of us (especially those in Klang Valley) would think of Ole Ole Bali, Bumbu Bali or Waterlily. But there's more than just that famous chain, right?
A few months ago, we decided to pop over to Uma, which serves non halal Balinese cuisine.
I thought we could finally have babi guling, alas, when I checked with the owners, it was not in their plan to serve babi guling. Nonetheless, there's still lots of porky selection to satisfy our porcine cravings..
The menu's quite extensive, but was told that it will be expanded further with more pork dishes (by now, with my delayed posting, am rather certain that the new menu is ready)..
We started with some pork satay..
Juicy pork satay which was very well marinated. Smoky in flavour, the meat had a slight chewiness to it, but was still nice.
The rest of the pictures will look the same as all of us ordered the rice set- with the same side dishes, but a different main (meat)..
The side dishes served in Uma were way better compared to Ole ole/Waterlily..
There were deep fried potato bits- spicy and very good, the vegetables were crunchy and fresh, the shredded chicken was well-spiced and goes wonderfully with the rice while the condiments- onion/ shallot sauce and the chilli sauce was excellent.
Here's my order..
Deep fried duck..
Yummy, reminds me of the bebek (duck) I had in Bali (only that this was larger in size). The duck was juicy, the skin was crisp and aromatic. My only small gripe was the slightly salty skin.
The curry lamb and curry pork dish looks the same..

The only difference was that one was served in yellow rice while the other was white. Was told that different flavours of rice enhances the overall taste of the dish. Both curries were delicious, but if I had to choose, I'd take the lamb.

Jem decided to have the Babi masak kicap (pork cook in soy)
Melt in mouth pork served in a rather chinese tasting sauce. Tasty nonetheless.
Andrew, who seemed to crave for pork satay had his rice served with pork satay. What can I say? I think he OD on porkiness..
Hmm, seems like everything sounds good and scrumptious? Not really actually. I didnt like the satay lilit here, find it too mushy. Some of my friends did mentioned that its rather pricy for its portion.
But these are small flaws that I'm willing to overlook- will definitely return when I feel like having Balinese food again :)

The Uma Balinese Restaurant is located at The Strand, Kota Damansara, 7-G & 7-1 Jalan PJU5/21, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor - Tel 03-6142-2771.

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Blogger J said...

Well, it looks like a good addition to the Balinese food options. :)

(Will head over there the next time I get a meat craving)

13 October, 2010  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

too bad theres no babi guling, still havent had a chance to try it yet!! doubt i will get a better chance being down under.

14 October, 2010  
Blogger sc said...

J: yeah, rather than eating at the ubiquitous bumbu/waterlily/ ole ole, think this is a good (non halal) alternative

Joe: well, at least you'll get kangaroo, emu and croc meat at down under :p fly over to bali for hols- and try the babi guling there instead!

14 October, 2010  
Blogger choi yen said...

Pricy? More expensive than Bumbu Bali? But hubby love NON-HALAL food, I think we don't mind pay them a visit, haha^^

15 October, 2010  
Blogger sc said...

choi yen: not that pricey la.. say compared to bumbu, it's a few RM more for the same type of food..

15 October, 2010  
Blogger qwazymonkey said...

I've heard alot about the food here, but I've also hears equal remarks about their nasty service. So I've never really been there. What do u makenout of it?

Food looks scrumptious though. And I'm hungry now. Haha

15 October, 2010  
Anonymous J2Kfm said...

Good to know that it's still there! It was last year, if I remember correctly. And that time, he was really planning for Babi Guling to be included into the menu. Somehow, maybe things did not work out.
Am planning to drop by soon.

SC be my guide?

17 October, 2010  
Blogger sc said...

qwazymonkey: hmmm, when i was there, the service was ok as we were served by the lady owner. her staff seems slightly slow in reaction, but i felt it was due to language barrier. even the chef came out and mingle with the customers when he was done with his order...the impression i got was ok..

j2kfm: sure! when do you plan to pop by? i want to check out it's new additions anyways.hehehe.. are u in kl??

18 October, 2010  
Anonymous jason said...

Why ah, are all Balinese food presentation usually messy like that?

19 October, 2010  
Blogger sc said...

jason: hehehe what a way to put it.. it's arranged nicely on a flat server and it's called nasi ratus as one serve gives us many types of veg and meat to try..maybe it's my lousy photo skills, it dont look that messy actually :p

19 October, 2010  
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29 September, 2011  
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29 October, 2011  

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