What does it takes to make great Indonesian dishes? For Kaum Bali, it’s the authentic ingredients, the cultural knowledge and the love for the spices. Here’s why we think KAUM is the best Indonesian restaurant in Bali.
Kaum means “clan” or “tribe” in Indonesian. So when we heard about this place opening up, we are curious to see how the PTT group translates its taste for big and flashy to an Indonesian fine dining restaurant. When entering the restaurant, we see their amazing taste for décor is there. With plants-filled bar, big teakwood table and quirky wooden artwork, we can see how the place is really suited for the Indonesian themed restaurant. However, it is not until we sit and talk to Kaum Brand Director Lisa Virgiano, that we saw the passion and amazing journey to learn about Indonesian food and how to serve it. The passion is contagious and we also fell in love.
KAUM pays tribute to the more than 600 ethnic groups that make up Indonesia. Kaum celebrates and presents a taste of Indonesia’s culinary origins inspired by the Archipelago’s indigenous tribes to a wider global audience. How do they do it? First they travel all over Indonesia and learn about the rare and authentic Indonesian ingredients and cooking techniques. After, they hand picked local producer from the villages and rural areas to supply them with the ingredients. And have the amazing Executive Chef Antoine Audran to re-create the best Indonesian dishes. Some of which, we have never even heard of.
Some of the producers supply Jatiluwih Heirloom Rice that is naturally grown in Tabanan, Bali, using an ancient subak agricultural system dating back from the 11th century, They uses Amed Sea Salt, Singaraja Lapciong (pork sausages), Javanese Long Pepper, Palm Sugar and many more.
“There is always an element of inspiring discovery when it comes to working with Indonesia’s many indigenous tribes and responsible food producers. Whether it involves understated culinary craftmanship or specialty ingredients, we strive to promote and showcase the authentic taste of Indonesia in Kaum,” said Kaum Brand Director Lisa Virgiano. We couldn’t agree more.
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