Phoenix Court // Still the Best Chinese Restaurant in Alabang! @BellevueManila

Phoenix Court, located at Bellevue Manila, is still the best Chinese restaurant in Alabang. We celebrated Yugi’s 8th Birthday with the family and cousin Johann with one of the best Chinese lauriats in the south. Malaysian Chinese Chef Cheong Kwan Loong, who left during the pandemic, is back. That is why their Chinese lauriat food is still good, with new additions to the menu. 


About Phoenix Court

The only fine dining Chinese restaurant in the city, Phoenix Court features our Chinese chef’s creative take on authentic Chinese cuisine. Savor our signature entrées such as Peking Duck, Mango Lapu-Lapu, Two Variety Chicken, and Beef Tenderloin in Pepper Sauce. Our Dimsum and Noodle Bar offers freshly-made dimsum and dumplings. Phoenix Court can accommodate private dinners for groups of 8 to 25 persons.

Phoenix Court Menu: Beancurd and Vegetables, Rice and Noodle // Appetizers and Soup // Chef’s Recommendations // Seafood, Chicken and Duck // Dimsum // Dessert // Beverage List

Seating Capacity: 250 seats

PHOENIX COURT 2nd floor, Tower Wing, The Bellevue Manila, Northgate Cyberzone, North Bridgeway, Alabang, Muntinlupa Offers a la carte, dimsum-all-you-can and a la carte promo. Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday (11AM to 2:30PM, 6PM to 10PM) 📞: (+632) 8771-8181 local 2211 📩: dine@thebellevue.com FBThe Bellevue Manila IG@bellevuemanila Visit https://www.thebellevuemanila.com/

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Appetizers

Special Assorted Cold Cuts Combination (₱850)

The cold cut meats with our favorite century egg and jelly fish are always good.

Pork Ribs Soup ‘Bak Kut Teh’ (₱260)

Just the soup I was craving for—you could taste lots of herbs and ginger in the hot pork broth served with tender rib cuts. Good to start with this specially if you have to soothe your throat and palate.

Hot Prawn Salad with Fresh Fruits (₱1,200)

This was the first to get wiped out by the kids because the breaded prawn and creamy mayo sauce balanced well with the fruity notes.

Roasted Crispy Lechon Macao (₱840)

Loved the layer of fat to meat ratio plus the crunchy skin to complete the flavor. We ate this on its own first, but it’s better if you dip it in mustard sauce and some sugar. Yum!


Dimsum

Steamed Crystal Prawns Dumpling Hakao (₱240) Steamed Xiao Long Bao (₱210) Deep-Fried Taro Puff (₱220)

The Hakao had a generous meat inside the thin covering. Taro Puff was crunchy soft throughout and not too oily. The Xiao Long Bao had hot soup inside so it’s best to eat it in one go.

Steamed Pork and Shrimps Dumpling Siomai (₱198)

The siomai had a big chunk of pork and shrimp combination and less skin.

A lot of people come when there’s a dimsum-all-you-can promo. All the dimsums are quite good, just the way we like them.


Peking Duck

Roasted Pecking Duck (Half) – (₱1,980)

We always like Peking duck as our main dish for celebrations. This was served two ways and prepared tableside so that the eyes could eat first as the mouth was watering.

Duck First Way

First way is duck skin and meat wrapped in pancake with vegetables and hoisin sauce.

Duck 2nd Way

Second way is minced duck meat served in a lettuce bowl. This goes well with fried rice.


Favorites

Sweet and Sour Pork (₱550)

The kind of sweet and sour pork the kids like, not too sweet with the right sourness and a good crunch. Yum!

Egg Fried Rice Hokkien Style (₱620)

We tried to order a different kind of rice with this Hokkien style sauce. I actually liked it specially when mixed when the minced duck or other meats.

Stir-fried Hofan ‘Char Kuey Teow’ (₱740)

Chef really knows how to cook these flat noodles in a high-temperature wok. You can still taste the smokiness from the sauce. Since this was a birthday celebration, this was our birthday noodle.


Chef’s Recommendation

Pan-Fried Beef Short Ribs with Chili Pepper (₱1,200)

Served on a bed of onions, this was so good you’d want to eat the meat and suck the sauce off the bones.

Steamed Pompano with Szechuan Chili (₱1,050)

I can still remember the freshness of the Pompano with special chili sauce. It was not too spicy. You’ll enjoy the Szechuan chili sauce combination.

Kari Laksa Noodle (₱390)

Served in a big bowl with lots of curry sauce. Get this for your Laksa Curry fix.


Desserts

Chilled Coconut Pudding (₱250/order 2 to 4 persons)

This is the best new Chinese dessert! The entire coconut is filled with coconut pudding with a gelatine texture and served chilled. A bit sweet and addicting. Make sure to share.

Deep-Fried Sesame Ball with Lotus Paste ‘Butchi’ (₱140/order)

Big balls of lotus paste inside and sesame seeds outside. Fried to get a chewy consistency.

Chilled Mango Sago Cream (₱210/ order)

Of course, ang walang kamatayang Mango Sago for dessert. This is how the kids like it.


Final Thoughts

Overall, Phoenix Court is still the best in the south—still good even after all that happened during the pandemic. Glad that Chef Cheong Kwan Loong is back.

Our all-time favorites are still good for your Chinese craving fix: ✅ Dimsum, ✅ Special Assorted Cold Cuts Combination, ✅ Hot Prawn Salad with Fresh Fruits, ✅ Peking Duck, ✅ Sweet & Sour Pork, and ✅ Mango Sago.

We discovered new favorites during this meal, which include: ✅ Pork Ribs Soup ‘Bak Kut Teh‘, ✅ Pan-Fried Beef Short Ribs with Chili Pepper, ✅ Egg Fried Rice Hokkien Style, ✅ Steamed Pompano with Szechuan Chili, ✅ Kari Laksa Noodle, and ✅ Chilled Coconut Pudding.

Budget about ₱2,000/head for a lauriat celebration or ₱1,000/head for your Chinese craving fix.

Congratulations to the Phoenix Court team and The Bellevue Manila for a consistently good awesome Chinese experience. Thank you!

PHOENIX COURT 2nd floor, Tower Wing, The Bellevue Manila, Northgate Cyberzone, North Bridgeway, Alabang, Muntinlupa Offers a la carte, dimsum-all-you-can and a la carte promo. Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday (11AM to 2:30PM, 6PM to 10PM) 📞: (+632) 8771-8181 local 2211 📩: dine@thebellevue.com FBThe Bellevue Manila IG@bellevuemanila Visit https://www.thebellevuemanila.com/

Related Blog Post: Phoenix Court: The Best Chinese Restaurant in Alabang 🙂 @BellevueManila

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Disclosure: Thank you to our friends from Hotel for the Phoenix Court experience. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.

P.S. Here’s the bill reveal. The individual prices of the dishes are quite reasonable.

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