IKEA Swedish Food – Halal Restaurant for Delicious Meals
IKEA Swedish food is one of my favourites go-to is a halal restaurant with a food court concept for delicious and value for money meals.
IKEA is known for two things – beautiful minimalist Swedish furniture and delicious Swedish meatballs with lingonberry jam and ALLEMANSRÄTTEN, a gravy-like cream sauce.
It’s just not the same to only mention meatball!
I’ve been a regular at the original IKEA Damansara from the days I worked and lived in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail.
I love to drive to IKEA and browse in the store for inspiration on the minimalist way of living.
Most weekends, when I’m in Bandar Utama, I will head to IKANO Power Centre (IPC) Shopping Centre to window shop.
If you’ve ever been to IKEA, you have done two things.
- purchased way too many things you don’t need
- To be lured to the food court by the heavenly smell of meatballs.
Nothing wrong with these two things, of course.
Why I love IKEA – Swedish Food and Chocolates!
Okay, I confess.
I love to visit the restaurant just for their IKEA Swedish food.
I will pop in for a leisurely drawn breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Back in 2006, during the mornings, when the store opened, it wasn’t so packed.
I could hoard a table by myself for an hour or two.
Some days, I would go for a little snack.
My favourites are the curry puffs and the soy soft serve ice cream.
Malaysians love the quintessential Swedish food with prices in line with IKEA budget-friendly furniture prices.
Families love IKEA Swedish food best in the family concept store.
The same clean, fuss-free concept attracts all customers.
We love the main meals – meatballs and salmon fillet dishes attract singles, couples, and families.
This is the best place to bring the entire family, from grandparents to small children and babies.
Another plus point – you will get to test out all the furniture they sell in the store.
- ample highchairs
- changing areas
- a play area
best of all, IKEA provides FREE baby food with any purchase at the restaurant.
IKEA Swedish food – Halal Food Restaurant.
The IKEA menu is Swedish-style dishes.
You get to eat tasty, affordable Swedish dishes in Malaysia without travelling overseas.
You will find favourite Swedish foods and staples with take-home meals from the IKEA stores
- Marinated herring
- and various other Swedish specialities.
Don’t worry. There are local specials if a western menu is not to your liking.
There are plenty of healthy, organic, and vegetarian options as well.
If you’re like me and want cakes and coffee – there plenty of choices for desserts too.
What’s on the IKEA food court menu – IKEA Swedish food?
The entire restaurant is halal, so it’s entirely up to your choice for the mains.
It has a cafeteria feel and is noisy, friendly and welcoming at the same time.
Crowd favourites are most definitely these two food products and cheeses which I wish I could order online!
- IKEA Swedish meatballs
- IKEA salmon fillet
IKEA Swedish food
Swedish cuisine is the traditional food of the Swedish. Due to Sweden’s large north-to-south expanse, there are regional differences between the cuisine of North and South Sweden. ~ Wikipedia
IKEA Swedish meatballs
The IKEA Swedish meatballs first made its appearance in stores in the 1980s.
40 years later, the meatballs are one of the most popular items on the IKEA menu.
Today, the IKEA meatball plate sells for RM11.00 and comes loaded with mashed potatoes, lingonberry jam, and ALLEMANSRÄTTEN, a gravy-like cream sauce.
With 8pc meatballs, this dish is a winner for a delicious filling meal.
I just want to eat the meatballs
Along with the standard meatball (beef), IKEA also offers vegan and chicken options.
The classic meat version, served with lingonberry jam, comprises beef, onion, bread crumbs, egg, water, salt, and pepper.
The vegetable ball – vegan and gluten-free recipe includes seasonal ingredients like chickpeas, carrots, maize, kale, red peppers, peas, and pea protein.
The poultry choice is made up of chicken, onion, potato starch, salt, and spices.
What exactly is lingonberry jam?
IKEA Swedish meatball’s favourite condiment is made from a wild berry that grows in Sweden.
The lingonberry has a bitter taste and is rarely eaten raw.
When turned into jam (with more than a little sugar), it becomes a perfect combination of bitter and sweet.
Lingonberry jam is often served with other savoury Swedish dishes like cabbage rolls and potato pancakes.
IKEA Salmon fillet
We got to enjoy the IKEA Sustainable Salmon fillet with mashed potatoes from IKEA restaurant.
Salmon is a tender delicious source of protein, omega 3 fatty acids & vitamins essential for a healthy body.
IKEA Swedish food – dessert menu
You will find light bites and some sweet treats on the IKEA dessert menu.
Normally before I go off, I will drop by the IKEA Bristo for my favourite snacks and food items.
My take-home package is the curry puffs. I will have a nice soy soft serve soy ice cream too.
IKEA Swedish food – Bristo Menu
Tom Yum Chicken Puff – RM 1.50
6pcs Tom Yum Chicken Puff – RM 8
Curry puffs – RM5.50/6pcs
Hot dog – RM2.00
Cold Soft Drink – RM2.10
Nordic fruit drinks – RM2.10
Lemon, pear, raspberry, and lingonberry flavour
Hot Coffee or Tea – RM2.00
Soy ice-cream – RM0.90
Frozen yoghurt – RM1.50
Serves with strawberry sauce or raspberry & blueberry sauce.
COMBO 1 – RM3
1 hot dog and 1 soft drink
COMBO 2 – RM4
1 Chocolate Donut and 1 cold drink
COMBO 3 – RM4.50
1 hot dog, 1 curry puff,
1 coffee/tea and 1 soy ice-cream
How to spend an afternoon in IKEA?
An afternoon in IKEA is always an afternoon well spent. Apart from dining – for some like me, it is feasting on IKEA Swedish food, which is always a perfect idea in my books. <grins>
These are the things I was enjoying doing in IKEA.
- Design your room
- Plan a kitchen
- Look for storage ideas.
- Upgrade furnishings
- Add decorative items
- Buy presents
- IKEA for Business
IKEA store has furniture, mattresses, appliances, sofas, and home décor items. Well, I stick to what I can carry in my shopping bag for starters.
After some shopping, you can enjoy the delicious taste of Sweden- IKEA Swedish food in the restaurant.
Normally, after checkout, I will grab a quick pick-me-up at the IKEA Bistro.
Before going off a short trip to buy more product to take home – there’s a great range to check out at the food.
IKEA Swedish Food Market
IKEA knows that you will want to eat the famous meatballs (there are chicken meatballs if you don’t take beef) which you can microwave at home.
So it’s no big surprise that you can buy everything you eat in the restaurants in their marketplace.
You can pick up Swedish product – frozen meatballs from the freezer sections and grocery like lingonberry jam, cream sauce, and prepare a super-easy meal for dinner at home.
Snacks (especially chocolates!)
Sauces, jam & condiments
• SYLT APELSIN & FLÄDER Orange/elderflower jam, organic, 425g – RM14.10
• SYLT HALLON & BLÅBÄR Raspberry & blueberry jam, organic, 450g – RM14.80
• SYLT JORDGUBB Strawberry jam, organic, 400g – RM15.70
• KALLES KAVIAR Creamed smoked roe, 190g – RM14.40
• ROSTAD LÖK Fried onion, 100g – RM3.70
• Sea Salt Flakes 160g RM25.00
Pastries, Cakes & cookies
• MÜSLI Muesli with dried berries, 500g – RM18.60
• Almond cake, frozen – RM21.20
• KAFFEREP Ginger thins, organic, 170g – RM5.80
• KAFFEREP Ginger thins with almond, 170g – RM6.40
• KAFFEREP Oat biscuits sugar-free 160g – RM8.70
• KAFFEREP Biscuits with Raspberry filling 160g – RM7.70
• KAKOR CHOKLAD Biscuit with chocolate filling, 176g – RM5.20
• KAKOR HALLON Biscuit with raspberry filling, 176g – RM5.20
Candy, chocolates & snacks
• Milk Chocolate with Lingoberries – RM7.90
• Dark Chocolate with Coffee Crunch – RM7.90
• IKEA Chocolate Tablet, 100g each – RM13/for any 3 tablets
• Mix of Chocolate 240g – RM18.90
For coffee lovers, the PÅTÅR coffees are made with high-quality Arabica organic beans. I tried it at the IKEA restaurant and decided to buy a home.
The coffee beans are grown on family farms and small-scale cooperatives in countries like Mexico, Honduras, and Peru.
The beans are blended, roasted, and ground into a special and delicious coffee found in an IKEA store.
Enjoy a cup of PÅTÅR coffee and a pastry for a teatime snack.
• PÅTÅR ground coffee beans Organic, 250g – RM15.90
• PÅTÅR espresso Ground, organic, 250g – RM14.00
• PÅTÅR UGANDA ground coffee Medium roast, organic, 250g – RM17.90
Swedish Food – Review of IKEA Restaurant
The restaurant is clean, bright, and airy.
When I go to Ikea, I don’t buy furniture; I like to eat at their restaurant.
My favourites are the meatballs, salmon fillet, chocolate cakes, and coffee.
The food is the stereotypical Swedish food we all know and love.
The menu offers halal, delicious, and satisfying food of good quality, very affordable prices.
As the food court gets crowded during peak hours, you will need to go with a few friends to locate a table and take turns to make your food purchases.
For families with toddlers, you can find seating near the play area for the kids to play safely.
IKEA has even bigger plans afoot with the expansion of their online services to include Ikea food home delivery.
Location of IKEA Store
IKEA Restaurant & Cafe Damansara
Casual · Halal · Vegetarian options · Good for kids
Located in: IKEA Damansara
Address: 2, Jalan PJU 7/2 Pelangi Damansara, Jalan PJU 7/2, Pelangi Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: Open 9.00 AM⋅ Closes 10:30 PM
Phone: 03-7730 0477