|IKEA restaurant at their Tampines branch|
Located within IKEA stores are their restaurants that offer a temporary place to rest your weary feet before continuing on your shopping spree.
FOOD SERVED THE IKEA WAY
And since this is IKEA, expect the (un)usual conveniences set in place as only a store of their caliber can dream up of. For instance, have you ever since something like these in any other food establishment?
|A 3 tier tray trolley|
A 3 tier tray trolley! Just the thing you need when ordering a number of items from their menu. It's very convenient for bringing your food trays to your table and when clearing your areas after your meal (IKEA encourages patrons to clear their areas as they finish so as to help lower costs and to assist their cleaners.)
Other fascinating items I've also encountered at IKEA restaurants are these ketchup and chili sauce (Singaporeans do love their spicy condiments!) dispensers.
|Unusual ketchup and chili sauce condiment dispensers|
To use, simply press down on those udder-like appendages and viola! Ketchup , or chili sauce, squirts right on to your container. So cool!
IKEA RESTAURANT EATS
Although their Swedish meatballs are what keep their patrons coming back, I, for one, am not really a fan and prefer something fowl. Case in point, one of my favorite meals is their baked chicken leg, served with a helping of buttered greens and mashed potatoes.
|Baked chicken leg with veggies and potatoes|
Order the combo meal (S$14.30 or Php472*) and they add a bottle of juice (Classic Juice's Apple and Peach flavor) and a slice of chocolate truffle. Yum!
|Heavenly chocolate truffle|
Another specialty is their poached salmon (combo meal comes with juice and forest mushroom soup) selling for S$13.80 (Php455*)
|Poached salmon combo|
SWEDISH FOOD MARKET AND BISTRO
At the lower ground, located near the check-out counters, are IKEA's Swedish Food Market and the Bistro.
|The IKEA Swedish Food Market|
The Swedish Food Market offers a host of popular Swedish food products, along with some in-house branded items (their cookies and chocolates are personal faves) On the other hand, their Bistro serves quick snacks, perfect indulgences after your shopping spree. Their S$1.50 (Php50*) soft-serve vanilla ice cream is an after-shopping treat for us. Just perfect!
Yes, folks, IKEA's also about the EATS! J
*S$1 = Php33
Visit my IKEA Singapore series:
Ode to IKEA Singapore
Ode to IKEA Singapore -- The EATS Edition!
Planning to visit? Drop by my "Getting Around Singapore" post (click here) for more details on how to get around the Lion City.