Buko Nero


A little while ago, a friend of mine asked if I’d been to Buko Nero and I remembered it was quite good when we tried once (it was 4 years ago) but we hadn’t gone back because it was so hard to book a table.  She also told me that you can book a table online now, so I booked a table 2 weeks ago for 7.30.  4 years ago they had 2 sittings, at 6.30 and 8.30 but that seems to have changed.


Also in the past I was told you cannot take photos of the food, but today I asked the staff if I could (as I’d seen some blogs with photos) and I was told it was ok as long as I didn’t use flash (which I never do).


First, focaccia was served.  To be honest, I didn’t like it very much.



Amuse was cucumber with beets.



My husband chose Burrata cheese with tomato, hazelnuts, basil and a peach sabayon.  He enjoyed it very much although he thought the amount of cheese was too much for one person.



I had green pea soup with truffle and basil.  Personally, I think mint goes better than basil with pea soup but I enjoyed it enough.  It’s supposed to have crab on top but I asked them not to use it.



Palate cleanser – plum sorbet.  It was too sour for me but I’m just not fond of sour things, it’s just me.  My husband helped me with it.



For the main, my husband chose venison and loved it.



As the pasta dishes on the menu were either seafood or lamb I asked if they can make a pasta with simple tomato sauce and they kindly made mini tomato & basil sauce with spaghetti.  It was nicely garlicky and seasoned perfectly, I really enjoyed it.



Then we shared a dessert – Sticky Date Pudding.  We loved it except that the portion was too small!  We regretted we didn’t order one each.




We had a bottle of sparkling water and a bottle of red wine and the bll was S$263.  I didn’t see any course menu, they had only a la carte.  The number of items on the menu is very small so I probably have to have the same dishes every time as I have a few things I cannot eat, but we both enjoyed the dinner very much.  The bill is also quite reasonable for Singapore.



Buko Nero
126 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088534

Tel: 6324 6225

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