Few weeks back Ken invited the few of us for a makan session at The Uma, located at The Strand at Dataran Sunway in Kota Damansara, near Giant..
The location is somewhere HERE, behind Onking store, next to Nikonian Academy..
*The Uma, pic taken from Wilson’s*
If you are not quite familiar with that place you might miss the restaurant coz it’s a bit dark from the outside and with its Balinese deco one might think it’s not a restaurant..
No pet is allowed in this restaurant, it’s NON-HALAL, and it has Wi-Fi..
*Up on 1st floor*
The whole restaurant is very true to its original concept, Balinese deco and everything is fully imported from Bali, the tables, statues, etc etc..
The 1st floor can accommodate about 50 people, on my rough estimation..I even think of doing a small function like a reunion gathering here..Sweet!
*Owner-cum-chef, Yau Chan*
A little bit of fun facts about Balinese food..As according to the owner-cum-chef, Yau Chan, you can never really find authentic Balinese food even in Bali itself..
The true authentic Balinese food can only be eaten in temples during festive seasons or occasions like important prayers or something like that, you get the drift..
Chef Yau Chan, not even a cook to begin with, learned how to cook Balinese food from his Balinese friends..He has stayed in Bali for more than 8 years..
*The Uma menu*
Their menu has been changed few times to test the market as the dishes are still very broad in term of varieties..
I had a hard time when I go through the menu as the name of the dishes are in Indonesian, with some English description, which I think is very helpful indeed!
The choices are too vast that I advice you to ask the staff there directly..It’s easier, unless you want to be a bit adventurous, make a random order then..Hehe..
Please bear in mind that the portion is actually quite big that a person with big appetite like me actually satisfied with it..
So girls, I think you can order like 2 sets for 3 pax, or so..
*Be Siap Mepanggang – Balinese Grilled Chicken With Beans Rice Set – RM18*
The set of Be Siap Mepanggang comes with the chicken and served with minced fish satay, shredded chicken salad, stir-fry long beans, spiced potato fries, sambal mbe (embok), and black-eyed pea rice..
The grilled half chicken marinated with Balinese spice is very tender that I couldn’t stop eating it..Definitely on my recommended list!
Oh a friendly reminder from the chef, never ask for the chicken to be chopped! Eat it the KFC way yo, finger licking good..
Continue on for more delicious authentic Balinese food!