Filipino food lovers will want to head to Ikea this month, as the Swedish furniture store brings back a menu of dishes from the Philippines.
From Tuesday to July 24, dishes such as chicken menudo, Filipino barbecue chicken and bistek Tagalog will be on the menu.
For those with a sweet tooth, the Ikea restaurant will offer buko pandan and flan de leche.
Known for serving affordable dishes, Ikea’s Filipino menu main courses start at Dh25 and desserts from Dh9.
The special menu was first launched for three days in May. The dishes will be available at Ikea restaurants in the United Arab Emirates, including Dubai Festival City Mall and Jebel Ali Festival Plaza in Dubai, as well as Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.
Ikea’s Swedish meatballs are arguably the homewares store’s most famous culinary highlight. In 2020, the global chain launched a vegan version of the dish.
Plant balls are available in stores in the United Arab Emirates and are made from yellow pea, oat, apple, onion and potato proteins.
The veggie balls follow a plant-based hot dog launched by Ikea in 2018 that has become a favorite with shoppers around the world.
“We sell over a billion meatballs every year. If we were to convert around 20% of our meatball sales to vegetable balls, that would mean around an 8% reduction in our climate footprint for Ikea’s food industry,” said Sharla Halvorson, head of health and sustainability for Ikea’s global power supply. Company.
“In the development phase of the vegetable ball, our main objective was to recreate the taste and texture of meat, using only plant-based ingredients,” said Alexander Magnusson, chef and project manager at Ikea. food. “We have tried and tested different ingredients and methods and are very happy with the end results.
Updated: July 18, 2022, 11:12 a.m.