Lunar New Year Dining Experience
Ever wanted to celebrate Chinese New Year in a Swedish furniture store? Here’s your chance.
Usually, IKEA's food game is as unmistakably Scandinavian as its hard-to-pronounce furniture names — headlined, of course, by those iconic Swedish meatballs. But come Thursday, February 11 in Tempe and Rhodes, the retailer is shaking things up and taking a jaunt to the other side of the globe, dishing up an Asian-inspired feast in celebration of the Lunar New Year.
The dinner is set to run at different times — at 5pm in Rhodes, and at 5.30pm and 7pm in Tempe — and arriving hungry is recommended. On the menu, you'll find classic dishes like dumplings, spring rolls, and deep-fried eggs in sweet and sour sauce. There's both beef and vegetarian hot pot, tofu salad with chilli and sesame, hokkien noodles and honey soy chicken wings, and even sweet offerings like fruit salad, chocolate wafers and coconut rice pudding with mango sauce.
Adult tickets to the buffet feast are $29.95, though IKEA Family members can nab theirs for just $24.95. And, you could even squeeze in a spot of pre- or post-dinner flatpack shopping while you're there.
Images: Maksym Kozlenko via Wikimedia Commons.