Tables, chairs, shelves, and now, meatballs.
More than just its furniture pieces, Swedish company IKEA has recently introduced its DIY concept into its food offerings as well. Aside from assembling your own cupboard, you can now put together the brand’s signature meatballs right in your home kitchen.
IKEA recently released the secret recipe for its famous meatball dish online – and it's an adorable replication of its usual instruction manual. Instead of screws and complicated graphics, all you need to prepare the dish are four simple steps, and common ingredients of minced meat (pork and beef), onions, garlic, breadcrumbs, and milk. The recipe card also comes complete with instructions on how to make a one-pot cream sauce. Melt butter, and throw in flour, vegetable and beef stock, double cream, soy sauce, and a squeeze of dijon mustard and leave the mixture to simmer and thicken. To re-create the full IKEA dining experience, we suggest throwing in some boiled potatoes and a dollop of lingonberry jam (if you can get some).
The recipe comes at a handy time, following the closure of both IKEA Singapore retail stores and restaurants throughout the ‘circuit breaker’ period.
Missing a pot? Or a saucepan? Don’t worry – IKEA’s still got your back. Its online store remains open should you require any DIY furniture pieces.