'Buko': Pop Up Restaurant

Why Buko?

'Buko' means young coconut in Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines. As a young child, Mordido was likened to the coconut for having three cowlicks, similar to the Buko's three dots. Just as the Buko, he was headstrong and very stubborn. Today, this stubbornness translates into his persistence to defy the status quo and to constantly push boundaries in cuisine.

Alberton, Auckland  | Feb '18

Buko In Wonderland

Hosted by Alberton 

Wednesday 14th February @ 100 Mt Albert St

Event:  7.30pm- 8:00pm Canapes

8:00pm- degustation begins

4 course dessert degustation with matched Noble and Savage Tea

We would like to invite you to this one night only offering of our four course dessert menu, each creation carefully matched with teas by Noble & Savage. This is no ordinary Mad Hatters Tea Party, treat the love of your life or your friends and family to this Valentines event not to be missed.

Courtesy of Heritage NZ, enjoy a tour of the Historic house before indulging in our menu, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, with flashes of Mordido’s upbringing, both in the Philippines and in Aotearoa.

Let team Buko take you on a journey down the rabbit hole, book your seat today

Malamala,  Fiji  | Jan'18

Buko Lunch Degustation

Hosted by Malamala Beach Club

Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th @ Malamala Beach Club

Event starts 12.30pm

5 courses with matched Noble and Savage Tea

A unique exchange of cultures, a 3 day pop-up Lunch degustation for guests of the worlds first beach club in collaboration with Chef Lance Seeto . Celebrating Fijian produce and combining modern and ancient cooking techniques, an event not to be missed

Click here to read all about the amazing event

Auckland,  New Zealand  | Nov '17

Buko Dessert Degustation

Hosted by Cafe Holm

Saturday 25th November
295 K'Road, Auckland, 1010

4 courses with matched Noble and Savage Teas
Event starts at 7.30pm

Tickets must be pre-purchased. For more information and to make a reservation,
Click here

Melbourne, Australia  | Oct '17

Buko's First Pop-Up

Hosted by Private Dining Room

Wednesday 25th October
Ellis St Studio
South Yarra, 3141

6 courses with matched beverages
Dinner starts at 7pm

For more information and to make a reservation, Click here

What and Where is Buko?

Buko is a pop-up restaurant, we do not have a fixed premises. It is our goal to take a small team of chefs lead by Mordido to showcase our food in existing establishments around Auckland, New Zealand, and eventually, the world. Our menus will utilise the very best of what the area has to offer, paying respects to traditional and modern techniques and flavour combinations, with a special nod to Mordido's upbringing and ongoing inspirations.