Sumiati in Jeddah: Hip-hop loving grandma opens Indonesian street food spot

The rapping grandma has become a social media star.

Jeddah is fast becoming a dining destination. The city has welcomed celebrity chefs and big brands. Now, a new street food spot has opened that is packed with personality, and proving popular on social media. Sumiati combines one grandma’s love of Indonesian food with hip-hop – yes, really.   

Sumiati in Jeddah is named after the grandma, who is already becoming a local star. She is channelling her inner hip-hop star, and can be found rapping in (and outside) the restaurant. She is decked out in a bandana, chains, sunglasses and streetwear, and has even been spotted signing T-shirts.

Sumiati in Jeddah is easy to spot. Lookout for the bright yellow logo on a green background, and then enter a humble yet hip space. The venue echoes Sumiati’s love of hip-hop, as it includes posters of old-school rap artists on the wall – Tupac Shakur, anyone? The décor ranges from CDs to magazine covers.

Sumiati is behind the menu, which is all about Indonesian fast food. The dishes range from Beef Nasi Padang to Shrimp Teppanyaki Indomi. Plus, the dishes are served in eye-catching yellow and green bowls.

If you’re a foodie fan, then check out FACT Dining Awards Riyadh 2023. Our inaugural awards in Saudi Arabia take place later this year. The event celebrates the Kingdom’s buzzing food scene. There are 37 awards, 19 categories and almost 200 nominees. It’s not just about Riyadh, as there are special categories for Jeddah and the Eastern Province. So, if you want to support your favourite spot, voting is now open.

Sumiati is in the soft opening phase and is open daily from 5pm to midnight.

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