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What’s in a name?

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What’s in a name?

Made's Warung

Made's Warung

There are some things that you can’t help but notice about the Balinese: Their hospitality. Their smiles. Their amazing cultural heritage. Their names.

Yes, their names.

Shortly after arrival in Bali, you might find yourself thinking, “Self, why does everyone have the same name?!”

Hold tight, ’cause we’re ’bout to drop some serious Balinese knowledge on you: in Bali (much like the rest of Indonesia and icons including Cher, Madonna, and AgMo) most people simply have one name.

What makes the Balinese naming conventions even more unique is that children are named according to their birth order:

A first born child is likely to be named Wayan, the second born named Made, the third born named Nyoman, and the fourth born named Ketut. What happens if there’s a fifth child? The cycle starts all over again.

On an island full of Wayans, Mades, Nyomans, and Ketuts, you might find it hard to tell them all apart. There’s one Made that stands out, however: Made’s Warung.

With two locations, both smack-dab in the heart of South Bali, Made’s Warung has been serving up Balinese classics Sate Ayam at Made's Warunglike nasi campur bebek betutu, babi guling, and banana pancakes since 1969.

While the Balinese cuisine is the star of the show, their menu reads like a greatest hits of both Western and Indonesian food. Fresh seafood, grilled meats, sandwiches on freshly baked bread, homemade soups, pastas, and to-die-for desserts round out the offerings at Made’s Warung.

The food is reason enough alone to head to Made’s Warung, but if you’re looking for a little something extra, they’ve got that too — every night of the week, they have live entertainment in their restaurant:

Mondays: Balinese Dance from 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Tuesdays: Balinese Dance from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm; Tropical Transit Band from 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Wednesdays: Balinese Dance from 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Thursdays: Solo Guitar 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm; Acoustic Guitar 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Fridays: Balinese Dance 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm; Fun Salsa Night 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturdays: Live Band 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sundays: Barong or Legong Dance 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Salsa Dance by Made Alfa 9:00 pm – 12:00 am

Made’s Warung tends to get crowded, especially during the entertainment, on weekends, and during holidays. If you want to make sure you get a seat, it’s best to make a booking in advance. Lucky for you, Qraved offers free bookings! Click here to reserve your seat and to find out more about Made’s Warung.

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