Opened by the people who originally started the burger joint 127 Days, Buk Buk specialises in offering a style of fried chicken known as Nashville Hot Chicken. This style of fried chicken is prepared by tossing the fried chicken in a spice mix made from cayenne pepper. It is served with pickles on top of slices of white bread.
When ordering Buk Buk chicken, you can choose from boneless chicken, wings or tenders. You also have the option of your desired level of spiciness and one side. The meat of the tenders that we ordered was succulent, contrasted nicely by the crisp coating. The medium level of spiciness (Game Bred) should be suitable for most palates. The Mac and Cheese that we chose as a side had macaroni cooked al dente and the cheese sauce was not too creamy. Though the chicken being served on top of a slice of bread seemed strange at first, the bread was actually a great partner for the spicy crispy chicken.
Fried Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
One of the larger sized dishes that can be ordered, Buk-Yeah is great for trying a good selection of the menu as it consisted of chicken wings and boneless chicken accompanied by a serving of coleslaw and waffle chips. The waffle chips were done as well as the ones from 127 Days, though we thought it was a bit heavy on the salt. The coleslaw was a joy to eat, with the cabbage and carrots being crisp and the dressing having a delectable hint of sharpness. All their fried chicken were topped with pickles, whose sharpness complemented it perfectly.
Buk-Yeah (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Great for the health-conscious, the grilled chicken in the Hen House Salad had a char-grilled flavour and the ranch dressing brought out the flavour of the other ingredients. Cherry tomatoes gave the dish a bit of sweetness and the walnuts added a crunchy element.
Hen House Salad (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Though the restaurant is fairly small, the décor gave the place a cosy feel. Arriving early is advisable as it fills up quickly during the peak dining hours.