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Homemade food at D’Roemah

D’Roemah (The house) is a restaurant in Umalas, Bali serving homemade Indonesian food. The owner is Indonesian chef famous in The Netherlands, Lonny Gerungan. Born in Denpasar, Bali from a hotel chef father, Gerungan immigrated to The Netherlands when he was young at 21 years old. Later on he started his own  restaurant in Amsterdam. Meanwhile he has become famous as a singer and a tv chef as well. Last year he opened D’Roemah in Bali.

Dining at this eatery feels like you visit Lonny’s home. The main building is a wooden Joglo, Javanese traditional wooden house. The roof is typical for a Joglo.

D'Roemah Umalas

D'Roemah Umalas

D'Roemah Umalas

Main building D'Roemah Umalas

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D'Roemah green

I went for a lunch at D’Roemah on Sunday.Each Sunday from 12.00 – 05.00 pm there is Pasar Senang (Happy Market). The staff serves steamed white of yellow rice with the dishes like this.

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There is a buffet of traditional sweet cakes and savory delicacies. Most of the sweet cakes are vegan made of rice flour, coconut milk and palm sugar.

D'Roemah jajan pasar

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This is a portion of sate.

D'Roemah sate

And some drinks, Mango juice.

D'Roemah Mango juice

Es teler (young coconut, avocado, jack fruit, syrup topped with crushed ice).

D'Roemah Es Teler

My verdict about the food; the sweet cakes were delicious as the rice dishes. The sate didn’t wow me. My guess is perhaps as most guests are Dutch, the Sate taste is somewhat adjusted. Overall, D’Roemah offers a pleasant dining experience; breezy and green lush place, beautifully decorated, accommodating and courteous staff and last but not least, friendly entertaining owner.

D’Roemah Indonesian Restaurant
Jalan Merta Agung 48 Kerobokan, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: (0361) 81239994365
Emai: info@droemah.com
Open Everyday except Tuesday
Lunch 11.00am – 17.00 pm
Dinner 18.00 pm- 22.00 pm

42 thoughts on “Homemade food at D’Roemah

  1. Waahh! Tampak depan mirip banget sama rumah Mbah yang di Nganjuk. Khas bangunan rumah didesa. Kereen. Ok, masuk catatanku. Musti mampir.

  2. Lucuuu dekornya ya Lo, tapi sepertinya the food is more to bule taste kah? Thanks for the post, when I go to Bali again with the family might go have lunch there😍

    • Oops, musti gw koreksi. Yang rasanya disesuaikan selera bule menurut gw itu sate. Selebihnya makanan yang gw & keluarga pesen waktu disana itu (gado-gado, nasi rames, lontong sayur dan jajanan pasar) rasanya enak Ri.

  3. Rumah joglonya bagus banget! Duhh homey dan kelihatan sejuk tempatnya mba Yo. Aku kok ngiler liat buffetnya ya…catet nih kapan2 ke Bali bisa jd pilihan. Btw harga bagaimana mba yo? Sesuai dengan rasa?

    • Harga ya harga mall Jakarta Jo🙂 walaupun masih lebih murah dibanding resto didaerah turis banget. Ini ditengah sawah lokasinya. Dan sebanding dengan rasa lah.

  4. Kata teman juga kalau target market restoran adalah wisatawan asing, cita rasa disesuaikan supaya cocok dengan lidah pelanggan, yang kadang kalau dirasa penduduk lokal kurang “nendang”. Ternyata di sini juga demikian ya :hehe. Tempatnya unik dan asri sekali, serasa betulan menyatu dengan alam kalau kebetulan singgah makan siang di sana :)). Apalagi kalau bisa datang ke Pasar Senang :hoho.

    • Koreksi Gara, menurutku yang rasanya disesuaikan itu hanya satenya, selebihnya enak kok. Ada beberapa sayuran yang pedes dan berbumbu seperti makanan rumahan di Indonesia.

  5. All looks very nice, but can you tell me what kitchen cooking he is doing? Is it west-Java taste, mid or east? I saw him once on tv making rendang Padang. The way he put it together was something, but not rendang. I wish that people when describing a restaurant also let the public know where the basic taste of the cook comes from.
    Especially mid-Java cooking is very sweet. I cook a lot and as a Padanger I do not use sweets and sugars.

    • Lonny’s cooking is based on Manadonese & Balinese kitchen. For the rest D’Roemah offers well-known Indonesian dishes which vary from Betawi (semur Betawi, lontong sayur), Balinese, Sundanese to Padang.

      Balinese & Manadonese dishes are quite spicy too you know.

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