Another place which would be very crowded this year end period is IKEA, where purchases for the New Year, and Christmas presents are aplenty.
After queuing for a good 15 minutes at 9:00pm, I wondered what made me give up my beloved Swedish meatballs and chicken wings for the Christmas Platter.
IKEA’s 2011’s Christmas Platter ($9.00) is a plate of Turkey Breast, Turkey Ham and Chicken Cheese Sausage. Add $4.90 and you would get a soup of the day, pancakes, and apple or peach juice. Actually, $9.00 is superlatively bloody cheap for a Christmas platter in Singapore.
I generally do not think highly of ham made of turkey, so the piece being dry and tough didn’t work for me. While the oozing cheese sausage was satisfactory, the whole plate was kind of cold – and looked as though I could assemble the entire thing together on my own at home. (That is the whole point of IKEA I guess.)
The new item – an organic pancake filled with spinach and cheese – was good effort, acceptable, strangely not pleasing. Lesson learnt: Meatballs, I would not ditch you the next time.
317 Alexandra Road, 2F IKEA Alexandra, Singapore, Tel: +65 6378 1604
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (last order 9.30pm) Daily