Where We Are Going Today: St. 56

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Updated 21 February 2020

Where We Are Going Today: St. 56

St. 56 is a young and hip dining experience in the heart of Jeddah that offers upscale Asian street food. It is the family-business restaurant of two Saudi siblings, Ruaa and Abdul Aziz, and a few of their friends. 

In Asia, street food is often tastier than more expensive restaurants. However, St. 56 combines the tastiness of street food with a cozy, simple yet attractive ambiance at an affordable price.

For those who appreciate Asian food, St. 56 offers a range of options — from Chinese dim sum, or dumplings, served in a small steamer basket, to Korean fried chicken, Vietnamese “pho soup” and Japanese “mushroom sticky rice.”

“Bao bun” is their signature dish — a fluffy, freshly baked bun with fillings that include duck, beef, chicken and vegan. 

For those looking for a dessert, the restaurant serves multi-flavored mochi, fruity shaved ice and chewy hot brownies with caramel and ice cream.

St. 56 also provides a social space for gatherings and live music performances by local singers, which makes the vibe of the place suitable for happy partying weekends.

It is located at Ahmad Al-Attas Street, Al-Zahra district.

What We Are Eating Today: Story On A Plate

Updated 07 August 2020

What We Are Eating Today: Story On A Plate

Story On A Plate is a bakery that specializes in gluten-free foods, offering an array of artisanal cakes professionally decorated with floral designs and made from organic ingredients and natural flavors, free of preservatives and artificial colors.  
The bakery offers astoundingly artistic yet healthy cakes, made and decorated by two creative Saudi sisters — Alia and Abeer Oraif — who have bachelor’s degrees from Le Cordon Bleu Istanbul culinary school.
Cakes from Story On A Plate are available in an array of sizes and shapes, decorated with an assortment of different flower petals — rose, hydrangea, orchid, lavender, pansy, viola — and dried fruits. Scrolling through the photos on the bakery’s Instagram account will leave viewers wondering whether these works of art were crafted by florists!
Variety does not end with simple decoration, either. Story On A Plate offers a multitude of different cake flavors that are gluten- and dairy-free, including Victoria sponge, organic chocolate, vanilla bundt, pistachio, organic date, lemon, carrot and brownie. You can find out more about them and order through their Instagram account @Story_on_a_plate.