Growing up in Java, the mother and son duo behind Kulon owe their culinary roots to the rich gastronomical history of Indonesia.
Possessing a deep interest in the F&B business and passionate about introducing food that they know and love from back home to a new audience, they opened IndoJava at Singapore Polytechnic in 2018 as a one year test run to learn the ropes and gauge the public response.
During this time, they also had the opportunity to open a pop-up store at Old Parliament House for Singapore Writers Festival 2018.
Spurred by the positive reception of IndoJava, the duo set about to work on the vision they had in mind to bring a taste of Java to a wider audience. October 30th 2020 saw the grand opening of Kulon at 30 Bali Lane.
Located in the heart of Bali Lane, in the westernmost part of Kampong Glam heritage district, Kulon offers an assortment of Indonesian comfort food with particular focus on Bakmi, Indonesian dry noodles.
While Kulon believes in paying homage to the original recipes that inspired them to take on this path, they also believe the need to innovate. After all, nothing exists in a vacuum. Like how the food in Indonesia that they know and love can trace their origins to far flung areas around the globe, they believe that they can offer not just authentic Indonesian food but also innovate on it to cater to the diverse palates in modern Singapore.