Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro

Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro – Beach Road, Singapore.

Another Friday night’s outing with friends after working hours. I went down to get a table at The Ramen Stall at North Bridge Road while waiting the other three friends to join me. As the queue was quite long before us, we decided to walk down the road to check out other restaurants and cafe.

Then, our Muslim friend suggested to go to Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro because it is Halal. It was quite a distant from our first location and we just walked all the way while checking out other shops around the road.
We ordered our own individual meal and we added the Cold Meat Platter named SMÖRGÅSBORD in Swedish. The cold items include the pickled herring, smoked salmon, turkey ham, Skagen with Swedish roe, hard rye crispbread, cheese and a small side salad. And the hot items are meatballs, grilled chicken, Black Angus sirloin served on a bed of mash and asparagus wrapped with bacon.

I ordered the Garlic pasta with meatballs. VITLLÖKSPASTA MED KÖTTBULLAR ELLER GRILLAD KYCKLING in Swedish. I have no idea how to pronounce it and I just copied the name from their website. In short, it is Linguine pasta, garlic, olive oil, parsley, chilli flakes and meatballs.
The spaghetti was cooked al-dente and the garlic and chili flakes make it smells good. It came with five medium sized meatballs. The portion was generous. I completed my meal with the Lingonberry Juice which suggested by my friend to try it.

The spread of good food on the beautiful and happy Friday’s evening. 🙂
It is really a good place to gather with friends and eat and talk. It is a great night spent together.
Address: 257 Beach Road (Corner of Arab Street and Beach Road), Singapore.

Breakfast at IKEA

IKEA Restaurant – Tampines, Singapore.

On the day, after I submitted my blood for test in order to renew my work permit, I hopped on to the free bus to IKEA at the Tampines One. It was 9.00AM in the morning and there was no queue at the bus stand. My left hand felt so weak and I was really hungry for food. No many eateries in Tampines One is ready to serve the customers.
IKEA Restaurant
Hopped on to the bus was a good choice as I did not have to walk all the way back to my house to prepare my breakfast or buy my breakfast from the opposite block. And, I found they offered free coffee for early birds. All patrons who pay their bills before 10.00AM will get free coffee of the day. Everyone was greeted with the same messages from the cashiers.

I ordered the French toast with baked beans and a sausage set. Simple breakfast. Since, I could not move much with my left hand, I settled down at one of the closest table to the coffee counter, just next to a couple with two kids. The kids are cute, a boy and a girl with their parent.

I am not lonely eating in the restaurant, anyway. Hahaha 🙂

Address: 60 Tampines North Drive 2, 528764, Singapore.