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Hosted by Tini Ismail, Fikadrottning unfolds this Singaporean's obsession with fika and Sweden. The show follows topics on coffee, popular Swedish pastry and their origins, traditions and celebrations, and her life experiences living in Stockholm. Learn a Swedish word with translations in both English and Malay each week. Log on to https://www.fikadrottning.com/ for latest blog entry. Episodes are released every Wednesday. This podcast is brought to you by Cavewoman Productions.

Fikadrottning Tini Ismail

    • Society & Culture

Hosted by Tini Ismail, Fikadrottning unfolds this Singaporean's obsession with fika and Sweden. The show follows topics on coffee, popular Swedish pastry and their origins, traditions and celebrations, and her life experiences living in Stockholm. Learn a Swedish word with translations in both English and Malay each week. Log on to https://www.fikadrottning.com/ for latest blog entry. Episodes are released every Wednesday. This podcast is brought to you by Cavewoman Productions.

    Series 5 Episode 10: Prinsesstårta

    Series 5 Episode 10: Prinsesstårta

    Hej alla kära lyssnare!! We are closing series 5 with a dessert worthy of a royalty. Prinsesstårta!!! Prinsesstårta is a traditional Swedish cake served during a birthday celebration. Did you know that it was called "Green cake" once upon a time?

    And because it is summer in Sweden now, in our "Words of the Day" segment we will look at how to appreciate the beautiful sunny weather.
    Åh, vilket fint väder det är idag!
    What a nice weather it is today!

    Do check out our previous episodes from our previous series....! A big thank you to everyone who has been supporting this podcast since the very beginning. WE will see you again in Series 6...so don't go anywhere!! Puss och kram från mig, Tini....! VI SES!!

    Artwork: Photo taken from my own personal photo album during my trip to Rättvik.
    Disclaimer: I am not sponsored by Fricks Konditori for this cover artwork nor am I sponsored by the product mentioned in this episodes or in all my podcast episodes.

    • 18 min
    Series 5 Episode 9: Lingonberry and other Swedish berries

    Series 5 Episode 9: Lingonberry and other Swedish berries

    Berries! Berries! Berries!! Such super fruits they are. High in vitamins and antioxidants. Lingonberry is the most common berry that you will find in a Swedish dish. Almost everything and anything goes with lingonberry jam. But of course, there are other berries in Sweden.

    In "Words of the Day" segment, we look at how a waiter takes your order and how you, as a customer, responds.
    Waiter: Är du redo att beställa?
    Customer: Jag skulle vilja ha...... tack.

    Remember to tag us on instagram, @fikadrottning_podcast on your Fika stories. Do join our emailing list and get the latest blog updates on www.fikadrottning.com .

    • 30 min
    Series 5 Episode 8: Lördagsgodis

    Series 5 Episode 8: Lördagsgodis

    It's Saturday and all the children in Sweden are extremely happy because it's LÖRDAGSGODIS!! This is yet another phenomenon in Sweden. 'Lördag' is Saturday and 'godis' means sweet or candy. So, you figured it out! Saturday Candy!! There is an interesting history behind Lördagsgodis which will surprise you.

    In "Words of The Day" segment, we will be looking at several words. Do check out our blog page, www.fikadrottning.com, for the list of words featured in this episode.

    So what are you having for lördagsgodis? Tag us, @fikadrottning_podcast, on your Instagram!

    • 16 min
    Series 5 Episode 7: Melodifestivalen & Eurovision Song Contest

    Series 5 Episode 7: Melodifestivalen & Eurovision Song Contest

    Another tradition in Swedish homes is spending Saturday nights watching Melodifestivalen and Eurovision Song Contest in May each year. This year's Eurovision Song Contest was held in Rotterdam on 21st May 2021 (Saturday) after being cancelled in 2020 due to Covid19 pandemic. In this episode we looked into the beginnings of Melodifestivalen.

    In the "Words of The Day" segment, we learn how to say "I like to listen to music."

    If you'd like to catch this year's Eurovision Song Contest, go on to our blog page, www.fikadrottning.com .

    • 19 min
    Series 5 Episode 6: Fredagsmys

    Series 5 Episode 6: Fredagsmys

    There is one fundamental tradition that still lives on in Sweden. This tradition is called fredagsmys or cosy Friday. While most youngsters prefer to go out on Friday night, majority of the Swedes choose to cosy up at home with blankets,  comfort food and snacks, boardgames and binge watching Netflix or put on a good film on the projector.

    So when does this yet another social phenomenon came about?  Find out more in this episode!

    In the "Words of The Day" segment, we look at phrases used at the cashier at a supermarket.

    Cashier (Kassa): "Vad det bra så?"  (Anything else?) or "Något annat?" (Something else?)
    Customer (kund): "Det var allt, tack."  (That's all, thank you.)

    Try these phrases the next time you are shopping at ICA or Hemköp or COOP! Lycka till!

    This podcast is brought to you by Cavewoman Productions.

    • 19 min
    Series 5 Episode 5: Chokladbollens Dag

    Series 5 Episode 5: Chokladbollens Dag

    Hej hej! It's 11th May!!! It's CHOKLADBOLLENS DAG!! We are so honoured to have the Queen of Chokladbollar, the author of "In Search of The Best Swedish Chokladbollar", Ms Alaine Handa with us in this episode.

    Alaine shares her journey from being a dancer, choreographer to being an author. She also shares about how she got hooked on Fika and chokladbollar.

    If you'd like to grab a copy "In Search of The Best Swedish Chokladbollar", it is available on the following links:
    The Moon
    Amazon
    Book Depository
    Goodreads
    ...and more....

    Thank you once again, Alaine, for joining us in this episode!

    This interview was recorded on April 10th 2021.
    This podcast is brought to you by Cavewoman Productions.

    • 45 min

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