Visit Mbah Um of Sidoarjo to Get an Authentic Taste of Roasted Chicken

Visit Mbah Um of Sidoarjo to Get an Authentic Taste of Roasted Chicken

TIMESINDONESIA – During this Ramadan, seems like community of Sidoarjo has been longing for an authentic taste of roasted chicken. It was shown with the increasing demand of roasted chicken at Mbah Um which has roasted chicken as their main signature dish. 

The name of Mbah Um was taken from the name of the owner, Umiyah.  This 61 year old lady has started her business 16 years ago. She does all the process at her house  at RT 18, RW 06, Magersari, Sidoarjo, East Java with the help of her son and daughter in law. 

Though she hasn’t opened a permanent shop or restaurant but her dishes has been well known amongst the community. During this Ramadan, she could have taken triple number of order for her roasted chicken. 

"I'm so grateful that we could have more orders coming during this Ramadan, especially during this Eid al-Fitr. We have had hundreds orders to finish during this time," Umiyah said on Sunday (10/5/2021).

Umiyah also said that most of the order will be taken for the first day of Eid al-Fitr. For a whole roasted chicken, Umiyah charge her customers for IDR 75 K. 

Mbah Um will marinate the chicken with some herbs and spices. The chicken was chosen from free range chicken which has a better taste and texture.  When its done, you will be given some peanut sauce and raw vegetables for the companion.  

In a normal day, Mbah Um of Sidoarjo could spend around 50 roasted chickens in a day. They take some delivery service or online order through hailing app. (*)