when i told my swedish friend about how i loved IKEA meatballs, he totally pooh-pooed at me a and said that it wasn’t authentic at all! :O imagine my shock. haha. i still love it anyway! but Fika is one that has gotten the stamp of approval from the swedish community in singapore, and after dining there, i could see why! :) the quality of the food there is exactly what you would expect from the swedish – impeccable.
obviously a must-try when you dine at fika would be their swedish meatballs ($18.50) ^^ and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t! it’s simply darn awesome!! the meatballs are cooked to tender perfection such that they have just the right consistency (you’ll know what i mean when you eat it), and they are deliciously flavoured! smother them in sauce, or have them with the ligonberry jam on the side. i love how the sweet jam contrasts with the savoury meat, giving it a whole new perspective.
while i had a tiny gripe about how the aglio olio pasta in it’s most basic form ($15.90) was well, really just pasta and nothing else (you can top-up for meat options), i couldn’t deny that this was a beautifully executed dish! the al dente pasta was smooth and springy, and the aroma of garlic emanated from the dish, making it so appetizing.
there are so many dishes on the menu that you’d want to order, but save some room for dessert! i loved our swedish brownie ($8.90)!! a warm chocolate-y brownie, with a slightly chewy texture, juxtaposed against the cool vanilla ice-cream, and drizzled with fresh berries compote. this is chocolate, vanilla & strawberry all in one! :)
Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro
257 Beach Road
Tel.: +65 6396 9096
Sun-Wed: 11am – 10pm
Thu-Sat: 11am – 11pm