The Uleg

April 4, 2019

It’s taken us years to visit The Uleg, an unassuming looking
Indonesian place halfway up Sydney Road. I think the menu used to
be pretty meaty and we just kind of stopped paying attention – it’s
veg-tastic now and we finally wandered in for dinner with a pal one
Thursday night.

We shared a couple of starters and three mains between the
three of us – heads up, this is way too much food. The two starters
were spectacular – tempe mendoan (tempura style tempeh with chilli
sauce, $8.50) and veggie spring rolls ($5.50). A perfect start to
the meal.

Our three mains were, from left: terong balado (chilli
stir-fried eggplant and tempeh, $13.50), tahu lelor (fried tofu
coated in egg, topped with beanshoots, cabbage and peanut sauce,
$12.50) and ketoprak (rice cakes served with cabbage, wombok,
beanshoots, vermicelli, cucumber and peanut sauce, $13.0). They
were short on rice cakes on our visit so the ketoprak came out with
noodles instead.

These were fantastic – the chilli eggplant and tempeh was
probably my favourite, while Cindy couldn’t get enough of the eggy
tofu pancake in the tahu telor. Having two dishes with the same
peanut sauce was a bit same-y, but on the whole, this was some very
successful ordering. There are a bunch of other veggie dishes to
choose from too, with heaps of vegan options and well-labelled
gluten-free dishes too.

Cindy capped the meal off with a tea served with super sweet
condensed milk – a classic finish. We had a great meal at The Uleg
– the staff were friendly and efficient and the food was delicious.
The serves are massive too, so you’ll likely walk away with some


The only blog review I could find for The Uleg was this
rave review over at Consider the Sauce

The Uleg
312 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
9388 8606


Accessibility: The Uleg has a small step on entry. We
ordered at the table and paid at a low counter. We didn’t visit the

Source: FS – Healthy – Vegetarian
The Uleg

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