If you’re one of the people going to Ikea store restaurants, having a dish of meatballs and feeling European, you need to know Swedish people would prefer the meatballs which your gandmother cook. Actually they’re originaly from Turkey. The nation’s official Twitter account told followers: “Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century. ” It also looks like meatballs are not the only Swedish dish originally from Turkey. Annie Mattson, a researcher at Sweden’s Uppsala University, claims the King also brought with him coffee beans and stuffed cabbage.