I was super excited to be invited by Veuve Clicquot to a place I've been hearing good things about.
Having stopped by for I Love You So Coffee a few times — LOVE their balanced mix of Indonesian antiques with metal frame structures, and of course, chilling on their oh-so-cozy lounge sofas — Potato Head Hong Kong is also home to KAUM that I've just been dying to try.
The place pays tribute to the ethnic, traditional crafts of the Indonesian archipelago by engaging their small-scale producers to create a culture-rich space. The bespoke wooden ceiling panels were hand-painted by Toraja tribe artisans in South Sulawesi; cushions and chair covers feature textiles from North Sumatra, hand-woven by the Batak tribe; even the teak furniture was hand-crafted. The hanging plant boxes by Sou Fujimoto and wooden furniture gave the place an ease.
I headed in through the blue curtains, to find an intimate space with open kitchen and wooden communal tables, echoing the name of the restaurant, meaning “clan” or “tribe” in Indonesian.