Food & Beverage

BUITONI® Tomato Coulis Delivers Authentic Italian Flavour

Monday, May 6, 2019

There’s something luring and comforting about a hearty bowl of pasta tossed in a vibrant red tomato sauce and sprinkled with just the right amount of Parmesan—and you don’t necessarily need to be European to enjoy it.

The flavour of tomatoes has become widely popular all over the world, especially in Asian countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, and even Singapore, because of umami. Umami is the Japanese word for “savoury” or “deliciousness”; the fifth and most elusive of tastes1 that is achieved by combining sweet, salty, tangy, and a touch of bitter flavours to add depth to a certain dish. 

While a lot of us think of Italy when tomatoes are mentioned, you might be surprised to know that some of the best tomatoes in the world are grown in Spain, specifically in the Extremadura region near the Guadiana River called the “Vegas de Guadiana”, one of the largest tomato cultivators in Europe.

All these fresh, juicy, and plump tomato flavours are captured in every can of BUITONI® Tomato Coulis, which uses only the ripest tomatoes from the Spanish origin. Lightly seasoned, it is prepared with a rich blend of tomato purée, peeled tomato chunks, onions, and a medley of fresh herbs and spices. Apart from providing a burst of delicious and fresh tomato flavour, it can keep for over 24 months, is highly versatile in application, and very superior in taste.

Tomato has become one of the world’s most popular bases for sauces2, and with good reason. The world’s palate is being exposed to more food from other countries thanks to chefs who build new restaurants abroad. Singapore has become a world-renowned dining destination3 and a melting pot of different cultures that champion tomato-based dishes. You can find a lot of Italian restaurants that serve mouth-watering pizzas and pastas4 as well as Spanish restaurants5 that dish out impeccable callos and gazpachos.

What sets BUITONI® apart from other brands apart from the origin of its tomatoes is the preparation method. Each 3kg of BUITONI® tomato coulis contains about 6kg (or over 75) tomatoes. From a consumer standpoint, the quality of BUITONI® allows everyone to enjoy delicious and exciting food experiences that combine the best of both Mediterranean and Italian worlds. The authenticity and the sincerity of what goes into BUITONI®’s tomato coulis sets the foundation for memorable, hearty, and delightful meals with family and friends. It aims to connect the diner with the source, championing simplicity above everything else. 

There is a popular Italian phrase known as Giusto or “just right!” The art of Italian cooking involves selecting just the right ingredients for a given purpose. Cooking doesn’t need to involve a lot of ingredients—just a few simple, high-quality ingredients whose flavours will shine through each meal. BUITONI®’s Tomato Coulis provides that authentic Italian touch by way of using quality Spanish tomatoes to bring about a lot of heart and soul in each and every meal.

If you’re curious try, simply approach Nestlé professional, where we have our in-house professional chef to guide you in how to use BUITONI® in various tomato-based dishes such as stews, soups, pastas, and many more!