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Fine dining on the beach at Buco Restaurant & Bar, Chaweng Noi.

 

15Fine dining on the beach is in abundance on Samui. The options are infinite, with an array of International and Thai menus available round-the-clock. For an exquisite, dazzling dining experience stop at Buco Restaurant & Bar, located on the beautiful and secluded beach at Chaweng Noi. It’s just past Impiana Samui Resort & Spa on the main ring road, going from Chaweng to Lamai, on the left-hand side.

      The extensive menu offers numerous tasty delights, the view is stunning and the service is warm and polite. What more can you ask for! During the day, the beach is home to ample sun loungers, available to all of their customers who wish to enjoy their broad menu or a refreshing beverage. And in the evening this is transformed into a dining haven. Buco is an open sided restaurant, half covered and half in the open-air, offering dining on the wooden decking area, or the ever so popular natural setting on the beach.

      Khun Cholatis Chokkanapitak is a very successful businessman; he’s not only the owner of Buco but is also the founder of Bistro Samui Restaurant, just down the road, and Thai Taste Restaurant on Chaweng Beach. Along with creating eateries aplenty, he’s also well-established in the accommodation market, being the owner of Le Murraya, a boutique serviced residence & resort in Chaweng, and Synergy Samui Resort, on Chaweng Beach.

       As you can imagine he’s a very busy man, and is constantly commuting between Bangkok and Samui. He frequently visits all of his projects here on Samui; however, it’s unlikely that you’ll be lucky enough to have the pleasure of bumping into him, because his time is so limited. On the plus side his second-in-command, and resident on Samui, is the very competent and completely charming Khun Khajohn Eakintumas. He’s the general manager of the businesses, and an absolute pleasure to talk to, willing to answer any questions. This attitude is also apparent in the staff that work with him, they’re very competent and offer an efficient, happy, smiling service to all of their customers.

       Pizza is an extremely popular selection from the varied menu. The toppings offered are the usual delicious delights, but also include a few Thai twists. These Thai classic variations include: Phad Kra Prai, which is spicy meat or seafood, fully loaded with mozzarella and basil. Then there’s Phad Khee Mao; chicken or seafood with tomatoes, mozzarella, broccoli, onion, baby carrots, chilli and basil. And finally the Green Curry Pizza; chicken or seafood green curry combined with tomatoes and mozzarella.

      If you’re looking for something a little bit different, then treat yourself to the crispy grilled duck with pineapple, tomatoes and assorted vegetables, served in a thick, creamy red curry sauce. The combination may sound unusual, but actually the flavours compliment each other very well, and the end result is a delicious tasty dish that will leave the rest of your party wishing they had ordered the same!

      Along with a selection of desserts, there’s also an extensive variety of homemade cakes to tantalise your after dinner sweet tooth. This assortment of sweets includes all the classics such as tiramisu, chocolate brownie, chocolate mousse and cheesecake, along with some Thai traditional treats such as mango and sticky rice, fruits in season and taro in coconut cream. At the end of your meal enjoy a tasty coffee, a refreshing cocktail, a fresh fruit smoothie or all three!

      Buco is open from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm every day, so the opportunity to enjoy a delicious breakfast is also available. Basking in the morning sun, you can select from the three different set menus; American, Continental or Asian, or from a wide selection of a la carte options. Later in the afternoon, or as a starter to your main meal, you can order from the wide-ranging appetiser menu. Go on, indulge yourself at anytime of the day! s

    
Kathy Ross


 


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