The Bellevue Manila isn’t only about relaxing. They are also about great gastronomical experiences.
The Bellevue Manila also has wonderful restaurants that will fill your tummies with great food. They have a variety of places for whatever tickles your palate – Cafe d’ Asié for all-day buffet, Phoenix Court for that authentic Chinese cuisine and Vue Bar for your night cap.
If you’ve been following me on Twitter and Instagram, you’ll know that I love Chinese food but I am quite deprived of it haha! Well, let me put it this way… My husband isn’t too fond of Chinese food. That’s the reason why we seldom eat at Chinese restos. Imagine how ecstatic I was eating these Chinese dishes at Phoenix Court? I guess it’s the Chinese in me. It doesn’t show in my physical appearance (I look more Persian, actually) but my mom is part Chinese. That perhaps explains my love for Chinese cuisine I guess.
Phoenix Court is located at the 2nd Floor of The Bellevue Manila’s Tower Wing. It’s very spacious, well-lit with top to floor glass windows and arguably the best Chinese restaurant in the south!
For our “unlimited dinner” night, I pigged out on just 3 items that I really enjoyed eating!
Shrimps Wonton Noodle SoupI love soup especially when it’s piping hot! The soup was very flavorful and the noodles were al dente. My only concern, they serve it in a small bowl. So, you tend to order a lot before you get full. Such a wonderful comfort food and your perfect partner on a rainy night.
BBQ Pork Bun SiopaoA dish need not be fancy to satisfy one’s palate. These small buns were very filling and satisfying! It’s sweet but not “overly sweet” with perfectly seasoned pork. It had a savory blend of flavors.
Phoenix Tropical SmoothieThis drink is quite sweet with a slightly citrusy taste (coming from the lime… or was it the mango) at the same time giving off just the right amount of acidity. It had green tea, too! An amazing refreshing drink for the hot summer months!
For lunch on our last day, we were served the Chef’s Specials consisting of (but not limited to) the dishes below. The dishes I am featuring are the ones I enjoyed eating.
Sweet and Sour PorkThis dish’s sweetness usually overpowers the sourness. But Phoenix Court’s version of Sweet and Sour Pork was well balanced. The pork was sliced into bite sizes just enough to pop in your mouth in one go. There’s still a little crunch from deep frying.
Spinach Bean CurdThe combination of spinach and bean curd is delightfully pleasant. The softness from the bean curd and the crunch from the fried enoki mushrooms complimented each other very well. The crunch from the enoki gave this dish added character.
Phoenix Court is at the 2/F of The Bellevue Manila’s Tower Wing.
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Thursday – 11AM-2:30PM and 6PM-10PM / Friday to Sunday – 11AM-2:30PM and 6PM-10:30PM
We were supposed to have breakfast at The Signature Club but for some reason, I think I did not get the memo and we ended up eating at Cafe d’ Asie for breakfast. No wonder, I did not see any of our foodie friends during breakfast. Sorry, Jane (sugargospice.com) for the boo-boo! 😉
Cafe d’ Asie has a variety of offerings on their wonderful breakfast spread but these were the dishes that I picked…
My day wouldn’t be complete without a cup of freshly brewed coffee.
BaconThis bacon is absolutely “to die for”! Back in the day, when I was still with my last hotel company, I could swear that our hotel’s bacon was the best… not only because it really tasted good, but also because it is baked. It has a distinctly different crunch when bacon is baked instead of fried. Cafe d’ Asie’s bacon is similar to that because they also bake it. But what makes it uniquely different and delectable is their bacon’s slight sweetness. Probably the honey that they drizzled it with.
Lunch was served at Cafe d’ Asie on our 2nd day. As always, a beautiful spread was waiting for us.
Caesar SaladI started with this before anything else. The Caesar Salad is prepared fresh for you upon request at the Salad Station.
Mongolian StationI am a fan of Mongolian food and I think I have already mastered the combinations of what ingredients and sauce go well together. I skipped on the rice and added a little amount of noodles. Opted not to overeat as I was still eyeing on…
Angus Prime Rib in Au JusI always request my steak to be cooked “well-done” because I don’t want to see and taste blood on my steak. Eventually I learned to appreciate beef cooked “medium well” (props to my husband!). Cafe d’ Asie’s Angus Prime Rib was flavorful and juicy! Perfect!
Lunch Buffet: Php1,390.00 nett
Kids 6-12 years old: Php695.00 nett
Kids below 5 years old: FREE
Cafe d’Asie is located at the 2/F of The Bellevue Manila’s Main Wing
3rd Floor of The Bellevue Manila’s Tower Wing.
But if you want to unwind after a long day at work or just simply capping off the week, Vue Bar is the perfect place to hang at! Enjoy the magnificent view of the Alabang Skyline while sipping your favorite cocktail drink while listening to the performing band of the evening.
This was also where we watched the Pacquiao-Bradley fight packaged with a brunch buffet and an unlimited serving of popcorn and prawn crackers! Thank you to the gracious Ryan Chua and Jane go for their generosity!
The Vue Bar is located at the 22nd/F of The Bellevue Manila’s Tower Wing.
So, what else are you looking for? Alabang now has so many options to choose from. No need to look further because everything’s all here!
Truly, The Bellevue Manila is where luxury meets home!
To read part 1 of my The Bellevue Manila staycation, click here.
To know more about The Bellevue Manila’s “baby sister”, the B Hotel, click here.
THE BELLEVUE MANILA:
North Bridgeway, Filinvest City,
Alabang, Muntinlupa City – 1781
T: (632) 771-8181
F: (632) 7718282
E: [email protected]
Twitter and Instagram: @bellevuemanila
2107 Prime St., Madrigal Business Park,
Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City – 1781
T: (632) 828-8181
F: (632) 828-8585
E: [email protected]
Twitter and Instagram: @bhotelalabang