“I am a Viking in going out to war
And I’ve got death upon my mind
As I was leavin’ oh yesterday
I’ve got no fear in my heart”
Ahh the Swedish guitar god, Yngwie J Malmsteen. I can’t believe I once lined up for hours with a girlfriend at the now defunct Tower Records here to shake his hand and get his autograph. I don’t even know where that piece of paper is right now! Lol. I was young and let’s all admit, we all did silly stuff when we were young. I still do sometimes. Heh!
When IKEA, the Scandinavian furniture store, first came to Singapore, probably in the late 80s, I have been dying to try the Swedish Meatballs they serve at their restaurant. The problem is, theirs contain beef and pork, and I don’t eat pork because of my religious obligations.
And when they opened their 2nd store in 2006, the restaurant boasts 2 separate kitchens. One with the usual fare served at the other store and another is Halal-certified, serving food consumable by Muslims. And they have their famous Swedish Meatballs as well, with beef and chicken in them. Hurray!
One thing that I found weird is that the meatballs are served with a brown gravy and lingonberry jam. Meatballs with jam? Hmm sounds a little too funky. But I tried it anyway. It tastes AWESOME! I can’t believe it. So yum!
I sat near a small children’s play area, a table right around it and high stools for us parents to sit. The kids had a little fun while they eat. Why not?
-hazrock, far beyond the sun