Day 2 in Bali and the plan was to have lunch in Made’s Warung, walking around to do a little shopping, then back to the hotel where we were going to get picked up by the driver to do some shopping, then sunset at Tanah Lot and dinner somewhere in Seminyak.
The car rental company was recommended to us by our fabulous friend, Ted. Quite reasonable prices. The driver’s name was Nyoman, he was very nice, could speak English (very important), seemed very familiar with Bali and best of all was well groomed. Trust me, this is important. One time we were stuck with a driver that had a strong… er… how should I say it… “fragrance.” It made the entire day uncomfortable for us. It basically felt like there was a massive rotting pile of garbage inside the car. Sorry. I just had to say it.
So off to Made’s Warung. A couple of friends recommended this place to us, but we didn’t ask what to order in particular. So maybe we didn’t order the right dishes. We weren’t floored by how good it was. The stuff we tried were okay. Or maybe it’s just not our taste. (I just wanna make sure I don’t offend anyone who loves this place)
We were dropped off by the cab in a strange location and the entrance is not what we expected of a restaurant. But when we got in, we knew we were in the right place. I guess we came in from the back.
Made’s Warung courtyard
Iced Lemon Tea (Rp 14,000) made with real tea and lemons. None of the instant powder blends.
Hubby was quite happy with his Pineapple banana Shake (Rp 15,000)
The Pork Sate (Rp 40,000) was too tough for me to eat. So hubby had to finish it (he’s the best I know!). And they didn’t serve it with the peanut sauce, we had to request for it. I wonder if this is just an oversight? But that peanuts sauce was REALLY good. I can just have the peanut sauce with rice and be happy.
The waitress said that the Nasi Campur Special (Rp 55,000) was their best-selling dish. The people in the big table beside us all ordered this dish so we gave it a try. It’s crispy fish on rice, fish crackers, chicken curry good)(, cucumber salad, SUPER spicy kankong, fish sate (good fish sate, but it’s really not my thing), beans n carrots, egglplant side (which I didn’t like), another kind of chicken curry which was too bland and beef rendang. If you like Indonesian dishes then you’ll probably like this. To be honest I was really just looking for some chicken satay and for some reason it wasn’t on the menu. =(
We had quite a bit breakfast at Delicious Onion so we didn’t order much, but they have an extensive menu. They also have a lot of international dishes (Japanese, Mexican and American) and a breakfast menu of pancakes and omelettes.
Will do more research and ask around first for what dishes to order before we go back to Made’s Warung. I wanna give it another shot because it came highly recommended. Perhaps we just didn’t make informed decisions. Would love it if anyone can comment and give us recos!
Made’s Warung Seminyak
- Jalan Raya Seminyak – Bali 80361
- +62 361 753039
Made Bali Car Rental
- +62 811 385752
- I recommend driver Nyoman
I was reading Eat, Pray, Love and apparently Nyoman refers to “Third Child.” Apparently, Balinese people are named after their order of birth. So, most people in Bali are called either Wayan, Made, Nyoman, or Ketut.
Wow I didn’t know that. No wonder all the people we met are either Nyoman, Wayan, Made or Ketut! That can be so confusing though!