You can get a maximum of 30 pcs.!

Aside from their build-your-own furniture, IKEA has also been known for their iconic Swedish dishes such as their meatballs. If you’ve been a fan of them and can’t get enough, then don’t forget to head to IKEA tomorrow for their ₱1 Swedish Promo!

Fun fact: Tomorrow is IKEA's first birthday in the Philippines! 
Piso Meatball IKEA
Photo from Facebook | IKEA

According to their post, it’s 30 pcs of meatballs per person, per transaction which is enough for you to enjoy for lunch/dinner and have more leftovers for sharing or keeping for future meals. So, if you think you’d like 10, 20, or even 30 Swedish meatballs to enjoy in the coming days, don’t forget to set an alarm for tomorrow and ready your wallet.

Get Your Fill of Swedish Breakfast Staples at IKEA’s Limited Time Buffet

Buffets may be popular all year round, most especially during special occasions, but it’s definitely all the more a go-to during the holiday season. If you’re looking for a new buffet to head to located within the metro, look no further than IKEA.

Also check out: Sulit AND Busog! Here are Budget Buffet Spots Around the Metro

On December 5, 6, and 7, get your fill of Swedish breakfast staples either for lunch or dinner for ₱1,300/person (regular price) or ₱1,000/person (family price) at IKEA.

Note: For tickets, visit IKEA's Swedish restaurants and while you're at it, you can approach any of the staff to check out the full menu. 
Swedish Buffet Announcement IKEA
Photo from Joyce Tseng | Booky

Seats and tickets are limited. So, if you’re interested, best head to IKEA before they’re all sold out!

In Case You Missed It

It has been years since IKEA came to the Philippines. While the majority of all titos and titas can’t wait to get their hands on affordable and chic furniture from the Swedish giant, we foodies have been enjoying the goodies they’ve been offering such as their Swedish meatballs.

If you’ve tried this delectable dish and can’t get enough, you’ll be happy to know that you can now get a Meatball bucket from IKEA. It comes with 63 pcs. of meatballs and 5 16 oz. House Blend Iced Tea, perfect to bring during a party, potluck, or for dinner to pair with mashed potatoes, rice, or spaghetti.

Meatball Bucket from IKEA
Photo from Facebook | IKEA

Don’t want to head on to Pasay? No worries. Here’s a recipe of IKEA’s iconic meatballs from none other than IKEA themselves, right at home!

IKEA’s Swedish Meatballs

IKEAs Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce
Photo from IKEA Singapore’s website

Ingredients (for 4 servings):

For the meatballs:

  • 500g beef mince
  • 250g pork mince
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 crushed or minced clove of garlic
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons of milk (whole milk)
  • generous salt and pepper

For the cream sauce:

  • a dash of oil
  • 40g butter
  • 40g plain flour
  • 150 ml vegetable stock
  • 150 ml beef stock
  • 150 ml thick double cream
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard


For the meatballs:

First, combine the beef and pork until they’re well mixed and they don’t have any lumps. Then, add the onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, and egg in the bowl and mix well. Finally, add the milk and season the mixture well with salt and pepper.

Once the mixture is finished, shape it into small, round balls. To help the balls retain shape while cooking, place them on a clean plate, cover them with plastic wrap, and store them in the fridge for 2 hours before cooking.

When the meatballs are firm enough, it’s time to cook. On a pan above medium heat, add oil and when it’s hot, you may now gently add meatballs. Cook them until they’re brown on all sides.

To ensure that it’s cooked well, once the meatballs are brown in color, transfer them to an ovenproof dish and cover. Then, place them in a hot oven (180°C conventional or 160°C fan) to cook for 30 minutes more.

For the iconic Swedish cream sauce:

In a pan, melt the butter in a pan. Once melted, add the flour and stir for 2 minutes. While you’re stirring, you may add the beef and vegetable stock. Finally, add the double cream, soy sauce, and Dijon mustard. Bring the mixture to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken.


Place the meatballs on a plate, spoon a generous amount of sauce on top, and serve alongside potatoes prepared however you like.

Note: If you like a step-by-step recipe with illustrations, click here.

Want to know the hype behind IKEA?

First and foremost, it is pronounced as “ee-key-ah” in Sweden.

IKEA was founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad; it started as a mail-order business before it became the giant ready-to-assemble furniture store that it is now.

IKEA stands for Ingvar Kamprad (founder), Elmtaryd (where Kamprad grew up), and Agunnaryd (Kamprad’s hometown). Its iconic blue and yellow colors are taken from Sweden’s national colors.

IKEA Building Facade
Photo from African Markets

An average IKEA store is about 30,000 sqm. The first IKEA store, is located in Älmhult, Sweden, and has been turned into the IKEA Museum just last June 2016. The biggest branch to date is also in Sweden (Stockholm) recorded at 680,000 sq ft.

As of March 2016, there are already 384 IKEA stores in 48 countries with several locations in Europe, Middle East, USA, Canada and the Caribbean with branches all over Asia including Australia, China, India, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, and Taiwan.

Photo from Reflections Enroute
Interesting fact: IKEA's founder is dyslexic, which is why each piece of furniture is named after proper words, not numbers. Living room items are often named after places in Sweden, bathroom furnishings are named after rivers and lakes. The company's most popular product is the Billy bookshelf.

Now on to the more exciting stuff, the FOOD. Sweden is known for many things but their love for good food is something that Filipinos can relate to. That’s why most of IKEA’s stores have an in-house restaurant that sells a variety of freshly cooked meals and even desserts.

Check out some of their bestsellers:

Swedish Meatballs

A Swedish meatball is called Köttbullar and IKEA’s version of it is as famous as the actual store itself. It’s probably one of the top 3 reasons people actually go to IKEA stores for; they are cheap, easy to eat and delicious! It’s usually served with a side of steamed vegetables, the traditional lingonberry sauce and potatoes.

In some locations like Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the potatoes have been replaced with French fries, while some serve mashed potatoes. Canada, among others, started offering vegetarian meatballs in 2015.

IKEA's Swedish Meatballs
Photo from IKEA Singapore’ website

$1 hotdogs

The hotdogs are on everyone’s must eat list at IKEA for being super cheap. Let’s hope we can get them for P50 here!

IKEA Hotdog
Photo from @eatis.mylife

Chicken Wings

The fried chicken wings are one of the staple bites at IKEA. Meanwhile in HK, they serve chicken legs.

Chicken Wings from IKEA
Photo from @see_kee

IKEA Soft Serve

IKEA shoppers are quite addicted to their soft serve ice cream. A soft-serve vendo machine pulls out a cone and do the swirling when you insert tokens.

Vanilla Soft Serve from IKEA
Photo from @mintaoei


IKEA has their own line of beers! Choose from a variety of brews ranging from lager beer to dark ales.

Photo from @steventenniscatsebikes

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