Warung: what is it?

According to Wikipedia

warung (old spelling waroeng) is a type of small family-owned business — a small restaurant or café — in Indonesia,[1] and to a lesser extent, Malaysia. A warung is an essential part of daily life in Indonesia. Today, the term warung has slightly shifted — especially among foreign visitors, expatriates, and people abroad — to refer more specifically to a modest Indonesian restaurant or a place that sells things Indonesian (mostly groceries or foodstuff).[2] But for the majority of Indonesians, the meaning is still a small, neighborhood convenience shop, often a front room in a family’s home.

There are establishments on the touristy island of Bali and elsewhere that attach the term warung in their business to indicate their Indonesian nature.[3] Traditionally, warung is indeed a family-owned business, run by the family members, mostly by women.[4]

Traditional warungs are made from wooden, bamboo or thatched materials. More permanent warungs are made from bricks and concrete, some family-owned businesses are attached to their homes. Some smaller portable warungs are made from tin, zinc or some modern version might use fiberglass mold. Warung tenda is a portable tent warung, covered with canvasfabrictarp or plastic sheet tent for roofing.

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