Jolly Meatballs at Ikea

Are you originally from the Philippines but now live in Australia? Do you miss the taste of Jollibee burgers? Well, there is a place where you can eat something close to Jollibee‘s burger steak meal minus the rice plus fries.

If you live in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane, then you’re in luck because there should be an Ikea store near you. For those of you who don’t know, Ikea is a Swedish furniture megastore that sells inexpensive household items that has branched out around the world, including Australia.

They don’t only sell furniture and household knickknacks, though. They also have a restaurant that serves really cheap meals, too, to feed all the busy and tired shoppers. Our favourite meal from Ikea’s restaurant/cafeteria is the Swedish meatballs meal. It’s basically a dish with 10 pieces of meatballs served with gravy, some berry sauce and chips (French fries) all for $6.50.

I love the meatballs all by themselves but what is a bonus for me is that the taste of it reminds me of Jollibee’s burger steak meal (burger patty with gravy and rice), only better. So, for someone like me who misses the taste of homegrown fastfood, the meatballs meal was a welcome treat.

Published in: on November 9, 2007 at 12:53 am  Comments (8)  

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  1. Hi guys. Thanks for commenting. Reading this makes me want to eat meatballs now. πŸ™‚

  2. We had our niece’s 21st birthday party last Sunday and one of the dishes was Ikea meatballs in an instant sweet and sour sauce. It was a hit with the guests, one of the first dishes to run out and people were asking for more.

    Too bad I was too busy serving out the food to have a taste of it…so I’ll have to buy a bag next time I’m out there. It’s good value for such a great quick meal which you can serve at home.

  3. I have a love-hate relationship with Ikea. Love the shopping, but hate the “walking out of the store with more stuff than I intended to buy”. It’s such a consumerist trap.

  4. i love Ikea. period.

  5. I didn’t realise there’s Ikea in Adelaide. πŸ™‚ Cool. You can also buy the cookbook with the meatballs recipe at Ikea too. πŸ˜€

  6. We’ve got IKEA in Adelaide too and love those meatballs. You can buy them and the gravy packets and ligonberry jam from the IKEA Deli.

    Take them home for more meatball-y goodness! πŸ™‚

  7. Good thing we didn’t go there last Saturday then. We went last Tuesday instead. πŸ™‚ We were actually wondering if we’ll accidentally bump into you guys there at Ikea when we went. Missed you guys by three days. πŸ˜‰

  8. We had meatballs at Ikea last Saturday .. and were a little disappointed that they were overcooked. But other than that one experience, the fully rock.

    It seems that the whole world loves them too .. there’s piles of Jaiku posts talking about them too!

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