Sembawang Naval Base

Sembawang is an area in the northernmost portion of Singapore, encompassing the largest land mass within the Sembawang Group Representation Constituency.
The Singapore Naval Base, situated in Sembawang at the northern tip of Singapore, was a Royal Navy Shore establishment as well as being a cornerstone of British Defence policy in the Far East between the World Wars.
Information: Google Online.

I must say I am truly blessed with good friends online (you folks :D) and offline (my physically here friends). And because of friends, I get to go places that are not within my radar.

KO knew I had been ill and was not eating so he brought me out for dinner tonight. Originally, I had wanted Chinese sweet and sour pork but we weren’t sure where to go for good crunchy ones so while we were still in the car, K turned to me and said “since you are not feeling well and should avoid oily food, why don’t we go for porridge?” In my heart, I was thinking congee again??? I’m not that sick! Okay, I was thinking out loud and he heard. I sheepishly asked “Taiwan porridge?”…  he answered yes and my head went nodding in agreement with every strand of my hair in pain. The venue was somewhere in Spring something something road (I am a local tourist, remember?) and halfway there, K suddenly turned to me and said cheekily, “there’s another place we can go to, if your tummy’s up for it… Have you heard of level 10 wings?”

Howdy Folks!
Welcome to BUCKAROO BBQ & GRILL! We’re a true blue western style kopi tiam, set in rustic surroundings. We serve good beer and even better grub. Come and experience our signature Spicy Buffalo Wings, Onion Rings , Cream of Mushroom Soup in a huge Bun, juicy Steaks, Black Angus Prime Rib Beef Ribs …… Simply good food, good company and good beer. Contentment and Bliss!

Buckaroo is an American fare bbq and grill  restaurant near the road to Bottle Tree Park, located at 12B Andrews Avenue in Sembawang. Hidden in the middle of nowhere and nestled among the private houses and condos, it was like a food paradise oasis in a desert! What is more amazing is that although this place is quite ulu (remote in Malay language) even for us locals, and not near to any public transport, it is still able to draw a good crowd especially on weekends so reservations is highly recommended.

Onion rings

Onion rings

For starters, we ordered the onion rings. The presentation of this dish was quite interesting. Usually, when you order onion rings, they are served in a basket but here, they stacked the chunky rings in what looked like a kitchen towel holder and of course it is not as you can see it was customised with their name embossed. I like the fact they were not too oily and I could bite into the crunchy sweet tasting onions underneath the crisp breadcrumb coating.

Tall tower of sweet tasting rings.

Tall tower of sweet tasting rings.


I stand corrected – THIS is TALLER 😉

The next dish to arrive was what we came for, the super spicy hot wings! K and I were debating on the level we should order in the car. K said his friend had told him of someone dying of stomach ulcer due to consuming too much chilli and that is why he stopped eating too much chilli. He said we should go half the scale and order level 5. I had wanted to be the hero and go for level 10 but alas, sense took over. I am sick and so I shouldn’t push my luck! The server was kind enough to entertain our questions on how the level 10 diners reacted when they ate. He said some threw up and were given milk to help cool their numbing tongues and coat their fiery stomach lining. It was practically a fire warfare in their tummy. And if “war is like fire; people who do not lay down their arms will die by their arms,” then I should lay down the chilli and opt a level lower even, so… level 4 it is.

Spiciness at level 4 wings

Spiciness at level 4 wings – secret chilli ingredient not available but staff said one drop of the potion is 1 level up!

K was perspiring so much I thought a tiny rain cloud hovered over him, hehehe… I know I’m bad but I can’t help it. There was no sting at all for me and I think I should be able to try level 6 next time if he ever brings me out again after this sniggering episode! Perhaps, I should have given him milk?

I must admit I can be quite a carnivore and so we placed an order of extra meaty bones to go with our Erdinger Dunkel and Hoegaarden…

Exaggerated baby back ribs!

Exaggerated baby back ribs!

Okay, this photo was “fisheyed” to pronounce the effect of how greedy I could be after a day’s fast, hahaha…

Here's the real deal :D

Here’s the real deal 😀

I am lousy at taking pictures with red based sauces like ketchup, bbq sauce and curries. Hmmm... time for some tips, any photographers out here care to advise me? Thank you :D

I am lousy at taking pictures with red based sauces like ketchup, bbq sauce and curries. Hmmm… time for some tips, any photographers out here care to advise me? Thank you 😀

The salad was crispy and not overly dressed.

The salad was crisp and not overly dressed.

The bbq sauce hinted worcestershire, was it?

The bbq sauce hinted worcestershire, or was it? I can’t really taste my food.

17-IMG_3295a©BondingToolProbably because I am not feeling well for I normally have a huge appetite, we did not finish our food except for the ribs. Although the texture was not exactly fall off the bone, they were tender and quite flavoursome. What’s there not to like about a stack of baby back ribs? There were, however, leftovers of wings and rings. Overall, I like the ambience there. It feels like a mini getaway in our hectic island. I never knew we had such tranquil existence! Thank you K 😀

Buckaroo is always bucking up!

Buckaroo is always bucking up!

They have been operating since 2002 and this year on 1st March 2013, they put up on their Facebook page:

“WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK In order to improve the quality of our food and services. Please take a few minutes to email us and tell us the good and bad parts of our service to you. We Want to Hear From You.”

Quite a good crowd and turnover on a Wednesday night.

Quite a good crowd and turnover on a Wednesday night.


They have Chef’s Specials so do ask them what’s not on the usual menu.


Beer is the next best invention after the wheel or is it the other way round?

Buckaroo BBQ and Grill
Address: 12 Andrews Ave
Singapore 759930
Phone:6481 4986
Hours: Friday hours 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Transit: After Andrews Ave

Buckaroo is a very family oriented restaurant catering to birthdays, bachelor & bacholorette parties, valentine’s, grandparent’s day, ladies night out, company events, etc… etc…
So many memories were imprinted here.
Swing by and celebrate life!

Happy bonding 🙂

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.
Friendship is one of the most beautiful and fragile relationships in the world.
Our friends are our pillars of strength and give us the much needed support and comfort that we all seek in life.
Friendship is like standing on wet cement. The longer you stay, the harder it’s to leave, and you can never go without leaving your footprints behind.

13 Responses to “Buckaroo”
  1. Good to hear you’re able to imbibe beer now, so you’re improving 🙂 Too bad you had to leave some wings and rings on the plate. Onion rings look fun and perhaps a good way to keep them crispy instead of packing them together in a basket.

    • Sam Han says:

      Someone said “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming –WOW — ” What a ride!!! hehehe… Even though body still aches 😀

  2. Sofia says:

    Nice to see you can eat food now which isn’t specially for when you are sick (though that congee you put the other day looked amazing!!) If your online friends were close-by, we would also take care of you I’m sure 🙂

  3. Melisa R says:

    You had me at Buckaroo… I wasn’t hungry before reading this post, but now, I want some ribs!

  4. Mmm. Baby back ribs … mmm

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