The Essential Guide
to Buendia Food by the Court
By Shen Mascariñas
While food parks are sprouting left and right, seemingly present in almost every corner of the metro, this one in Buendia manages to stand out. Buendia Food by the Court combines good food, refreshing booze and the ultimate Pinoy pastime—basketball. It even has a roof deck where you can enjoy your meal with a great view of the Makati cityscape.
Seriously, what more can one ask for?! The answer to that should probably be self-control as it’s going to be a challenge choosing from the wide selection of fantastic food concepts.
But here, we’ve narrowed it down to the unmissable 8!
8. Lamexa Cantina
Seriously addicting, Filipino-Mexican chow await at Lamexa Cantina. As you watch basketball games, you won’t be able to resist munching on the outrageous Cheesy Mari—nachos with seven different cheeses, blow-torched into scrumptious perfection.
7. Shang Kee Chinese Buns Delicacies
Shang Kee’s buns are always freshly made to ensure top quality. Just imagine pillow-soft siopao buns filled with vegetables, meat and sauce. They have seven exciting fillings to choose from, but crowd-pleasers are the Chicken Teriyaki Bun and Pork Belly Bun.
6. Burgers Meet Wings
This isn’t your typical American comfort food stall. Apart from their colorful buns derived from all-natural colorants (malunggay, turmeric, beets, etc.), they also offer delicious options for non meat-eaters. The pink burger features grilled fish fillet while the green burger uses a mushroom patty.
Carnivores need not worry, though; they also serve beef and chicken burgers, as well as fried chicken wings in various sauces.
5. MAD Subs
If your midnight snack always ends up being an outrageous sandwich, then let this food stall do the job for you. Make the sandwich of your dreams with unlikely, totally awesome toppings like potato chips, kimchi and more. If you don’t feel like brainstorming for your own creation, choose from their signature subs and the sub-of-the-week.