All the dim sum you can eat, and more!
After a very relaxing afternoon swim with the kids at the Bellevue Poolside, we were famished and ready for that All You Can Eat Dimsum at Phoenix Court. Located at the second floor of the Tower Wing, this restaurant offers authentic Chinese cuisine, and has a seating capacity of 250 guests. They also have four private rooms that can accommodate up to 25 people. The place looks like your typical upscale Chinese joint, but cleaner. I particularly love the large mural of a phoenix splashed on a divider that partially hides the bar from view.
Phoenix Court serves ala carte dishes but for that night, we indulged in their seemingly never-ending parade of dim sum delicacies.
They have the usual Yang Chow Fried Rice, but you can also go for their Salted Fish Fried Rice or Ee fu Noodles for carbs.
If you're hankering for some steamed dim sum, the Pork and Shrimps Dumpling Siomai is always a popular choice. You may want to skip the Xiao Long Pao, though. Sadly, the wrapper was too thick and sticky for consumption; it tore easily, leaving the whole thing dry since the soup spilled out from it before you can lift it off the bamboo steamer.
If you love deep-fried dumplings, both their Prawns Dumpling Salad and Mango Seafood Roll Mayonaise (spelling theirs) are pretty good, especially the latter. It has this acidulous taste that meshes well with the fried coating, compelling you to take another scrumptious bite.
Another good option is this Barbecue Pork Bun Siopao, kind of like your asado siopao but tastier and a lot more delectable. I could eat two or three more of these, even with all the dim sum I've already stuffed into my mouth.
For dessert, of course I had to get the Butchi. I always get Butchi. And I was not disappointed with this one. They didn't skimp on the filling, and the warm comforting taste leaves a happy feeling as I take a look around at all the plates we've emptied. After a while, I decided to get the Chilled Mango Sago (another favorite) as well. Ahh, the cool contrast left me smiling as I scooped out the last spoonful. I would have gone for another round of this slightly acerbic yet creamy concoction if I weren't about to burst at the seams.
There were actually a lot more dishes, some of which I got to take photos of like the Pork Spareribs with Taosi (see cover photo) and Water Cress Dumpling, but didn't get to taste anymore. One particular dish I regret not trying was the Barbecue Pork Pastry which earned raves from the whole table. That is the first on my list when I return for their unlimited dim sum.
This all you can eat dimsum is priced at only P650++, a steal compared to others who offer the same. Children from 6 to 12 years old are charged just half the price, and those who are 5 years old and below eat free. Aside from this, Phoenix Court also has another eat all you can proffering---Eat All You Can All Course---which comprises several main dishes together with dim sum dishes and desserts. This one is priced at P850++ which gives real value for your money. All the more reason to visit this place, don't you think?
Needless to say, we went back to B Hotel after that delicious dinner fully sated and satisfied.
Spot: Second Floor Tower Wing, The Bellevue Manila Hotel, North Bridgeway, Filinvest City, Alabang
Contact No.: 771.8181