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Jamaican Grill

I had the pleasure of sampling Jamaican Cuisine for the first time while living in Toronto. Albeit scrumptious, some dishes were too spicy for my American palate, yet I longed for more. Ox Tails, Rice and Peas, Fish Balls, Peanut Punch and Bust Up Shot (or are they called Bust em up shot?..I can’t remember…lol), yum! 
Anywho, I have to admit, upon landing in Jeddah some three years ago, I longed to find a Jamaican restaurant. Problem solved! Hooray for

JFC states Jamaican Grill: “Yes, it looks like we are about to be graced with the first Jamaican Grill in Jeddah, perhaps even in KSA. ‘De boys at Jamaican Grill wanted us to let you know that the restaurant will open in the next week or so.” Read full article


Did You Know?…


Arab News: Few people in Jeddah know about a rundown area in the southern part of the city, locally known as Little Jamaica(Jamaica Saghir), which around 50 years ago was home to immigrants from the tiny West Indian island after which it is named. When the residents learned that a newspaper reporter was with them, they spoke their mind and asked for their problems to be highlighted. Full article…

5 thoughts on “Jamaican Grill

  1. Assalaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh…
    I am a Jamaican living in Riyadh. I can tell you the Jamaican roti you meant is called ‘bus-up-shut’ (or shirt) its the same as the Indians paratha roti. I’d encourage you to go enjoy the food and experience @ Jamaican Grill, Hera Street, Jeddah!!

    As for the Arab News report on Jamaican immigrants, 50 yrs ago, this is strange to hear and something worth investigating some more. Why would Jamaicans leave Jamaica so long ago to settle in Jeddah? I found that article strange…anyway lets get back to REAL home cooked food and take a trip to JAMAICAN GRILL, Hera Street. Inshallah…
    I hope you will enjoy! WASALAM…

  2. Wa ‘alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Jazaakillaahu khairan sister for the correction, lol. I can’t wait to try them out. I’ll post a review when I do In Shaa Allaah.

    Yes, the article was very interesting indeed. I hope Arab News does a follow up and give us a glimpse into the lives of those Jamaican Muhaajireen.

  3. As salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaah
    I thought that bust up shut was a trini dish and not jamaicans? from what i know and being part jamaican it is not a j.a dish and it’s more a trini/est indian dish.
    wallaahu alam.

    Enjoy the food
    was salaamu ‘alaykum

  4. Wa’alaykis salaam wa rahmatullaah
    Lol maa shaa’Allaah okay well it’s like this you make the roti and you put it on the tawa (the flat frying pan like) and make sure you cook the roti flour once that is done then there is like u can use one or two big sticks that is “special” so to speak and then you start beating at it. You beat at it until it’s like shreds of roti skin like you know.. a shirt that has been cut downwards/or shredded downwards. And that is how u have buss up shut (shirt) and then u eat it with curry or whatever you want inshaa’Allaah very tasty though..

    I found a site for you with tasty trini dishes to make if you want you can have a look for yourself and check it out inshaa’Allaah. You may share it with others on your blog or not.

    BaarakAllaahu feeki
    was salaamu ‘alaykum

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