Getting prepped for Raya at IKEA

Make the most out of your next visit to IKEA during Ramadhan.
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Heading to IKEA just became a little more special during Ramadhan as they take the extra step in making the Hari Raya celebrations that much more meaningful.


What to do in IKEA during Ramadhan

IKEA's Special Buffet
IKEA Special Buffet

Break fast with IKEA special buffet

Ramadhan can be a trying time when it comes to finding a balanced meal and affordable place to eat. From 1-21 June, both of IKEA Restaurants in Cheras and Mutiara Damansara are serving a special buffet that includes dishes familiar to Malaysians, on top of the dishes that IKEA Restaurants are known for like their meatballs with mashed potatoes and salmon with chive sauce.

Among the special dishes created just for this period are noodle dishes of curry mee, mee rebus and mee hun with tom yum; rice dishes of nasi kerabu, nasi ayam, nasi tomato and nasi minyak; chicken dishes of ayam percik, ayam goreng berempah and chicken rendang; and vegetable dishes that include an assortment of ulam, acar jelatah and pajeri terung. Those with a sweet tooth can round off their meals with a crème caramel or local desserts like talam cendol, seri muka and kuih lapis. The dishes mentioned rotate on a daily basis, so you’re never too bored with the same old spread every day.

Priced at RM40 per person for adults, RM20 for kids aged 4-12, and free for those under 4, it’s also one of the better family-friendly buffet deals in town, with IKEA FAMILY Members getting an additional RM10 shopping voucher.

IKEA Special Buffet. Mon-Fri, 7pm-9pm; Sat & Sun, 7pm-10pm.

For more information, visit the website here. 

Baking demonstrations at IKEA
Baking demonstrations at IKEA

Learn to cook and bake before Raya

Aside from eating and shopping, both IKEA outlets are hosting live cooking and baking demonstrations on selected Saturday afternoons. The hour-long free cooking and baking demonstrations are led by IKEA Restaurant co-workers at the kitchen area and showroom. So if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make some of IKEA’s cookies and Swedish delicacies, now’s your chance.

For those afraid that the kids will be bored on the weekends here, fret not as you can drop your kids off at Småland, where they can run and jump around in the supervised play area, watch a movie or read a book.

Visit IKEA’s website to find out more about the schedule of cooking and baking demonstrations.

Exclusive gifts for IKEA FAMILY members

Get your house prepped with free stuff

Lest we forget, IKEA is a store for household items and furnishings, and during this month – as with every month – IKEA FAMILY Members can redeem weekly gifts when they spend a minimum of RM350 on home furnishing products in a single receipt. Among the gifts on offer during this month are the STELNA mug (5-11 June); the LJUDA place mat (12-16 June) and the DOFTRIK serving bowl (19-24 June). Aside from the freebies, members are also eligible for discounts on selected items like panel curtains, cushions and throw towels – just what you need to prep your home when Hari Raya rolls around.

Find out more about product offers exclusive to IKEA FAMILY Members here.