My Lunch At Made's Warung

Posted by : foongpc | Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | Published in


After our enjoyable massage at Jari Menari, it was time for lunch. We did not intend to travel too far and so we settled for this famous restaurant called Made's Warung.

Located at Jalan Seminyak, which was just down the road from Jari Menari, Made's Warung was actually established way back in 1969 as a roadside stall and since then became a cosmopolitan restaurant and a social meeting venue for expats and tourists alike.

There were actually two outlets - one in Seminyak where we went, and the other one in Kuta near to Hard Rock Hotel.

The decor was quite interesting here although I did not take many photos!

I had wanted to try Bali coffee since the very first day I touched down in Bali, but did not have the chance to do so. And so when I saw there's Bali coffee in the menu, I immediately ordered it!

I am not a huge fan of coffee, but I was not impressed with this Bali coffee. I think I have drank better coffee elsewhere!

They have Western, Japanese, Indonesian and specific Balinese food on the menu (quite an extensive variety I would say!) but we decided to go for Indonesian food.

We each ordered a plate of Nasi Campur (mixed rice).

And in addition to that, we ordered a plate of Nasi Goreng (fried rice) ...

Curry chicken (or is that beef? Can't remember!)

and Gado gado (vegetables in peanut sauce)

I would say the food here was pretty average, nothing that would make me want to come back for more. I did like the gado gado though - maybe because I am a sucker for peanut sauce, haha!

The price was also slightly on the higher side, though still pretty reasonable.

But one thing I liked was their wide varieties of keropok (crackers)!

I bungkus (take-away) quite a few packets of keropok but not before trying each of those keropok first! It's a good thing they allowed me to sample the keropoks!

Would I return to this restaurant if I ever go to Bali again? Probably not, but then again I would still recommend it if you have never dined here before.

Coming Up Next : I Didn't Listen To Rumours So I Went Trattoria!


(52) Comments

  1. Reanaclaire said...

    good morning Foongpc...testing whether i m first here or not.. :p

    May 19, 2010 at 8:35 AM
  2. lina said...

    Morning Foong! :)

    May 19, 2010 at 8:38 AM
  3. Reanaclaire said...

    hey, i m.. lol..
    Ok back to your post, your nasi campur was really very campur.. so much varieties! Must be pricey, looking at the surrounding.. these type of places are normally for tourists who are willing to pay, like u.. :p

    May 19, 2010 at 8:38 AM
  4. lina said...

    I like the decor.

    Even if the food not too great, I think this place is a nice place to hangout with friends.

    May 19, 2010 at 8:38 AM
  5. lina said...

    Second place here is not bad for me! LOL

    May 19, 2010 at 8:39 AM
  6. lina said...

    No keropok for us, Foong? :D

    May 19, 2010 at 8:40 AM
  7. bluedreamer27 said...

    good morning Foong!

    May 19, 2010 at 8:56 AM
  8. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh yeah.. love the paintings too...
    the owner of that store is so smart to place the paintings and attract customers right

    May 19, 2010 at 8:57 AM
  9. bluedreamer27 said...

    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah coffffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 8:58 AM
  10. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh look at the beans..yikes so yummy... haha it's funny to see that the rice is covered with differnt dishes haha...
    i love the fried rice too... just add more catsup and it's perfect. (i love catsup by the way)

    The Chicken Curry looks like Kare-kare, a filipino dish

    May 19, 2010 at 9:02 AM
  11. Che-Cheh said...

    Wow drooling at the nasi campur.

    Must have more than 8 kind of dishes in there?

    May 19, 2010 at 9:05 AM
  12. bluedreamer27 said...

    kerapoks are what kind of crackers? Cassava or fish?
    ohh then dipping it into mayo would be nice right?

    May 19, 2010 at 9:05 AM
  13. Ken Wooi said...

    *morning growling in the morning*
    hehe.. =P

    May 19, 2010 at 9:06 AM
  14. Anonymous

    I like gado gado (Indonesian salad) too. Seemed like the food over there are not as great as it was made out to be. It's like that sometimes. People can rave about a certain place as a must-try but in the end the food turned out to be just so-so.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:07 AM
  15. bluedreamer27 said...

    Foong thanks you for supporting me against this anonymous commenter.. i keep receiving emails now stating that he will not stop interfering my contest until i followed him/her...
    He/she wants me to re-enable the anonymous comments ...

    what i did right now is i enabled the comment moderation so that i can scan the comments before publishing..

    May 19, 2010 at 9:09 AM
  16. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Cool decor. Have not tried Bali coffee so you reckon no umppph? Wow your nasi campur got lots of varieties.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:11 AM
  17. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    You cant remember the curry let me help you..looks like chicken but taste like beef ~;) haha. tQ.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:14 AM
  18. ChrisAu said...

    nice..i love to have a cuppa of coffee there

    May 19, 2010 at 9:47 AM
  19. iamthewitch said...

    The nasi campur is so huge! So much food on one plate! I'm hungry ler.. didn't have breakfast! :(

    May 19, 2010 at 10:53 AM
  20. manglish said...

    the nasi campur looked very tempting leh hahha

    May 19, 2010 at 11:22 AM
  21. Cloudia said...

    Thank you for sharing your curry!

    Aloha from Hawaii

    Comfort Spiral

    May 19, 2010 at 12:25 PM
  22. chris federick said...

    Wow awesome lunch. The nasi campur and gado gado looks good :)

    May 19, 2010 at 1:09 PM
  23. mNhL said...

    wow....the keropok. So many varieties.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:53 PM
  24. Tekkaus said...

    How to pronounce it? Is it Ma-de or made as in English Made? :p

    May 19, 2010 at 5:46 PM
  25. Tekkaus said...

    This looks pretty famous too. The interior is far too gorgeous to be called as a warung! :p

    May 19, 2010 at 5:47 PM
  26. Tekkaus said...

    So it is a favourite hangout for the expats? :p no wonder the design is a little bit tailored for old people

    May 19, 2010 at 5:48 PM
  27. Tekkaus said...

    Looks like a plain, cheap coffee to me bro. :p

    May 19, 2010 at 5:49 PM
  28. Tekkaus said...

    How many different varieties to choose from bro? :p

    Wow..western? Japanese, Indon and Balinese? Looks like their chef is really good aye.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:50 PM
  29. Tekkaus said...

    It looks not appetizing to me either bro. Too normal and the only thing that interest me is their gado gado. I mean the name. The food....yucks! :/

    May 19, 2010 at 5:52 PM
  30. Tekkaus said...

    War....a lot of keropok indeed. :p The interior design of the restaurant looks good...but certainly...not the food....

    May 19, 2010 at 5:53 PM
  31. [SK] said...

    wow, that plate of nasi campur!! really super-duper heavy to me!! did you finish that all by yourself??

    May 19, 2010 at 7:19 PM
  32. [SK] said...

    but i think the dishes looks very nice.. were there lots of dishes to choose from?? haha, given me, i would have taken so much also~~ :D

    May 19, 2010 at 7:20 PM
  33. [SK] said...

    the fried rice and the curry dunno-chicke-or-beef looks just nothing special to me though..

    May 19, 2010 at 7:21 PM
  34. [SK] said...

    BTW, i think the curry must be beef.. because it looks like beef to me, chicken pieces don't look like that with such kind of bones..

    May 19, 2010 at 7:21 PM
  35. [SK] said...

    and oh, that's the gado gado that you mentioned you enjoy eating in earlier post?? looks interesting to me~~

    May 19, 2010 at 7:22 PM
  36. [SK] said...

    yeah, i am impressed by the varieties of keropok too.. have you tried every single one of them??

    May 19, 2010 at 7:22 PM
  37. [SK] said...

    hmmmm, luckily i've not been to this restaurant.. well, i might expect so, since next to Hard Rock hotel, sure the price is on the higher side..

    May 19, 2010 at 7:23 PM
  38. [SK] said...

    hahaha, so finally there's a reason for you not to go back to Bali, kekekeke :D

    May 19, 2010 at 7:23 PM
  39. RoseBelle said...

    I've never had Indonesian food before but they sure like good from your pics. Definitely different from Chinese food! You know, I always try out coffee whenever I dine at new places. So far, Vietnamese french coffee with condensed milk is my fave. Your Bali coffee looks like just dark coffee. Am I right?

    May 20, 2010 at 2:55 AM
  40. Ayie said...

    i also don't fancy the foods so much but definitely will love those crackers

    May 20, 2010 at 10:16 AM
  41. cre8tone said...

    The food looks yummy!

    May 20, 2010 at 1:14 PM
  42. Bengbeng said...

    iiks the gado gado seems so different from the one i made but mine is the Medan, Sumatera variety i think :)

    May 20, 2010 at 2:02 PM
  43. Merryn said...

    apa angin claire can get FC here adoi???

    u r always a hantu for keropoks.. so sure lah happy to see so many varieties of keropoks :)

    gado gado looks good too coz i love peanut sauce too :P

    i dun take coffee so tak kisah if the coffee's not good :D

    May 20, 2010 at 10:36 PM
  44. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, congrats you are FC this time! Actually this place not really that pricey : )

    May 21, 2010 at 12:41 AM
  45. foongpc said...

    lina, yes it's quite a nice place to hang out, I think.

    Haha, congrats for being 2nd! Sorry no keropok, I finished all before I reached Malaysia, haha! : )

    May 21, 2010 at 12:43 AM
  46. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, you like coffee a lot don't you? Haha! But I don't think you will like this coffee cos I don't find it that good!

    The paintings are nice indeed!

    Add catsup to the fried rice? I don't think I like adding catsup! Haha!

    Ooh, Kare kare? Sounds cute! Haha!

    The keropoks are usually fish or prawn. No need to dip into sauce also nice! Can be eaten just like that! : )

    May 21, 2010 at 12:49 AM
  47. Pete said...

    Good and nice gado gado!

    May 21, 2010 at 1:11 AM
  48. CheaHSan said...

    Haha Pete, jangan lah suka gado gado banyak . Foong great entry on Bali love all the food and the nice tour. Quite like the set up of the restaurant. Read from your past entry you had migraine once and I have just posted something on breathing exercise *btw not heavy breathing stuff ok* which worked on me when I had headache or migraine ah whatever you call it..check this out..

    Breathing Exercise

    May 21, 2010 at 5:31 PM
  49. vialentino said...

    wow..nice authentic food there...looks good.

    May 21, 2010 at 5:49 PM
  50. Nike said...

    Thanks for sharing such nice photo of some delicious dishes. The restaurant is also well decorated.
    Happy weekend

    May 22, 2010 at 8:09 PM
  51. Faisal Admar said...

    i always think kopi O is the best drink ever!

    May 31, 2010 at 8:55 AM
  52. Peter said...

    The environment of the restaurant is very attractive. The food they serve is similar to the foods served in some parts of Australia. I hope you enjoyed the food. Thanks for the post. Bye.

    June 2, 2010 at 4:51 PM