Around the World in 90 Minutes

For those of you with an adventurous palette and a love of downtown Raleigh, treat yourself to a nice dinner out at bu•ku. Located on the corner of East Davie and Wilmington Streets, this global street food eatery will make your taste buds dance with flavors from around the world. Both their lunch and dinner menus offer a wide variety of selections to satisfy almost any craving.

One of the great things about bu•ku is the fact that you can really customize your experience. From a variety of bread options to refreshing salads and soups to warm the soul there will something on their menu for everyone to enjoy. Their sushi rolls and raw items are creative with ingredients such as wasabi aioli and yuzu-chile maramalade in their Tuna Sashimi and macadamia in the Hawaiian Tuna Poke.

If you are in the mood for just a taste of things you can go tapas style ordering a few of their small plates. Our favorites include the Mexican Grilled Corn, Empanadas Picantes and Cochinita Arepa. Both offerings of empanadas are delicious with a great crisp from the golden fried dough encasing a delicious pork mixture that has a kick of heat. For a more traditional meal look at their Argentinean Short Rib, Korean BBQ Ssam or Thai Yellow Curry Scallops as a main course. The short rib is luscious and can almost be cut with a fork, the accompanying potato purée, molé, grilled squash and chimichurri are a perfect blend of flavors for this dish.

Definitely leave room for dessert! Their Kahlua and Honey-enhanced Tiramisu comes in a tall glass showcasing the layers of sweet deliciousness only to be topped with a silky sauce that comes on the side. The Filipino Halo-Halo is a twist on a traditional childhood treat with parfait of coconut custard, sweetened plantains, guava sauce and ube ice cream – don’t be fooled by the purple ice cream, it is tasty.

So if you are looking to have a fun night out with great drinks and interesting food take a trip around the world at bu•ku. 

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