Finally there’s a Food Park in Makati! Out of love for basketball and food, Buendia Food by the Court was born. Slowly gaining its popularity in social media, I had to try it myself. Commuters should not worry as reaching the place is easy. From Baclaran take a bus heading to LRT Leveriza, drop off at Bautista St., it’s along the road just in front of Jollibee. The food stalls inside will let you travel to different countries for a gastronomy experience. Make sure to be there early to get sure seats. For a more romantic feels, get a spot at the roof deck. Let me show you some dishes that we sampled during our visit.
Craving for longganisa? I know this dish may sound ordinary as there are different varieties of longganisa in the market. This a homemade recipe from Cabanatuan with a different twist, so tasty and juicy. Try the Salisburry Longga, Teriyaki Longga or Classic Longga for P150.00 each which comes with a rice and egg. Two thumbs up for the Crunchy Pancit Longga (P170.00) and Cheesy Longga Balls (P160.00), days had passed after our visit and yet I’m still craving for it!
I was amazed how this small food stall was able to serve authentic and mouth-watering Japanese dishes. They have Ramen (P150.00), Donburi (P150.00), Maki (P130.00) and many more. Takoyaki (P70.00/4pcs.) mince veggies with bits octopus, soft and delicate but bursting with flavor. The best takoyaki that I’ve tried so far.
At first glance, I thought this stall serves siopao which is kinda pricey but upon seeing their menu that’s the time that I realized that it was a cuapao. The main goal of Shang Kee is to revive the classic chinese buns yet revolutionize it with a twist from different countries. My personal favorite is the Classic Pork Belly (150.00), soft, fluffy jumbo, tender pork belly filling with fresh lettuce on top. Request for an extra sauce because it was really good! Other cuapao filling choices are the Pulled Pork, Crispy Chicken, Chicken Teriyaki, Peppery Beef and All-American which costs P150.00 each. No need to travel to Shanghai for that authentic taste of cuapao!
Catchy colorful buns from all-natural colorants will make you order their burgers. Super cute and oozing with melted cheese. Aside from ready-made burgers from the menu BMW has the “Build your own Burger (P175.00) option: (1)Choose your buns: original, pink (from beetroot & strawberry), yellow (from lemon & turmeric), green (from pandan & malunggay), blue (from blueberry). (2)Choose your cheese: sliced cheddar cheese, cheesy sauce, blue creamy cheese or spicy cheese. (3)Choose your meat: grilled chicken or beef. (4)Choose your sauce: ketchup, thousand island, mayonnaise, garlic ranch, barbecue, spicy barbecue, honey mustard or mustard. (5)Choose your veggies, shredded lettuce, pickle relish, sliced tomato, sliced onion, caramelized onion, jalapeño, sliced cucumber or sliced olives. When you already have your burger try their Fried Chicken Wings in various sauces too for P99.00 for 4pcs. plus one dip or Bucket (P430.00) for 20 pieces of wing plus four dips.
Potato and cheese addict? Who wouldn’t love the combination, a perfect comfort food. If you’re the type of fries fanatic who dunks her fries in gravy, you should try the Poutine Fries (170.00). The serving is quite big and good for sharing but for me I don’t want to share my Three Kinds of Pizza Fries (P170.00). I can have it all, I imagine myself lying on the couch all day, watching my favorite TV series with Keso Kumpadre on the side. Oh what a chill night! By the way, Buendia Food by the Court is open until midnight.
Complete you Korean addiction with Rj’s Bowl-Gogi, from Bimbimbap, Japchae and Kimchi meals. We had the Chicken Large Fried Steak (P170.00), the chicken is bigger than the size of my hand! I’m sure you will be fully loaded after having this meal. Also available in Pork and Beef and choice of seasonings: sweet and spicy, salt and pepper and honey glazed. The Crispy Fried Shitake with mayo dip is addicting. A must try appetizer or pica-pica.
If you’re in the mood to have an ice cream especially with our weather today but wants to cut down on your sugar intake. Visit the Brothers’ Blend stall, they have healthy snacks and dessert which are all sourced locally. They use the cold pressed/slow juice technique to extract all the nutrients that we can get from fruits and vegetables. Don’t leave Buendia Food by the Court without trying the Charcone Ash FroYo (P90.00). Made from pure ashitaba leaves which is known for many health benefits and even good for diabetics, weight loss and depression. I’m sure one cone of it will melt your all your stress hihi!
Have you visited Buendia Food by the Court too? Is there any food that you can recommend? Kindly share it in the comment box below!:)
Buendia Food by the Court
Sen. G. Puyat Avenue cor. Bautista & Finlandia Street Makati
Open Daily from 5:00PM – 12:00AM