Simple Fare

Ikea @ Tampines

Agree to disagree, but if you aren’t newlyweds shopping for furniture to spruce up your BTO flat, you’re probably visiting IKEA for their food. And what keeps most of us returning is their signature Swedish meatballs, which are nearly impossible to find elsewhere.

But besides their meatballs, which btw you can buy and bring home to make, IKEA Singapore is also famous for their deep fried chicken wings. Not that they are out of this world, but their prices are perfect for that afternoon snacks whether you are hungry or not. And then they introduce donuts, and lormaigai, and other delicious tea time snacks at coffee shop prices but a comfortable dining experience. And if you are an IKEA member, you get coffee for free.

IKEA’s food and restaurant business alone raked in $1.76 billion worldwide in 2015 – and with over 328 stores in 43 countries, it certainly qualifies as a global restaurant chain. However, instead of serving up standard fast-food fare, it strives to imbue its menu with the Swedish and local culinary tradition.

Sometimes the ambitions get the best of it, but you can’t fault IKEA for trying. Some items fall short, such as the salmon and the beef; however, the endless coffee bargain or the iconic meatballs are worth a trip themselves.

After all, as they say in Sweden: Alla vägar bär till Ikea – all roads lead to Ikea. And while you’re there, you might as well treat yourself to one of the best bargains in the world.

IKEA Tampines
60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764
Tel : 6786 6868

Date Visited : Sep 2019

2 comments on “Ikea @ Tampines

  1. I visit the Alexandra outlet for the meatballs once in a while. Consider it a me-time outing too. 🙂

    The cakes are quite okay too. But some may find them too sweet.

    • I miss the days when a member can just go an get a free coffee. Even with the Covid-19 in full swing, the place was packed last weekend!

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