Kaum, meaning “clan” or “tribe” in Indonesian, is an authentic Indonesian restaurant from the Potato Head Family. Before launching the first two outlets in Hong Kong and then Bali, the team behind Kaum embarked on an exotic culinary expedition, travelling across the archipelago to learn about the indigenous cooking methods, exotic ingredients, and authentic flavours of Indonesia’s tribal communities.
The culinary collective also developed engaging relationships with many ethnic tribes and responsible small-scale producers around Indonesia, recognising their craftsmanship and the quality of their distinctive local produce. As a result of these efforts, both the menu and ambience at Kaum showcase genuine flavours that accurately reflect Indonesia’s heritage.
KAUM HONG KONG
Kaum Hong Kong’s dining space pays homage to the traditional crafts and rich cultural heritage of the Indonesian archipelago. The bespoke wooden ceiling panels were handmade by artisans of the Toraja tribe in South Sulawesi; cushions and chair covers feature textiles from North Sumatra, hand-woven by the Batak tribe; and the teak furniture was hand-crafted by skilled Indonesian craftspeople.
The dining room of Kaum Bali was thoughtfully designed to reflect the rich culture and traditional craftsmanship of Indonesia. Concrete wall panels have been stamped with motifs from genuine Torajan wood carvings, known as pa’sura (or “the writing”). Bespoke ceramic tableware by Gaya is used for serving and the long communal table in the centre encourages guests to eat in the traditional family-style manner of Indonesia’s tribes.
KAUM JAKARTA - COMING SOON
Following the successful opening of Kaum restaurants in Hong Kong and Bali, the brand will launch its next outlet in Jakarta in May 2017. Located in a beautiful heritage building in Menteng, Kaum Jakarta will offer an authentic taste of Indonesia’s culinary origins to the city’s perceptive and culture-curious diners.