The locally owned 5-star hotel, The Bellevue Manila, recently announced the return of Malaysian chef Cheong Kwan Loong at their Chinese restaurant, Phoenix Court, as the restaurant’s executive chef.
Chef Cheong’s dishes and expertise in culinary brought him around Asia and made him one of the country’s culinary masters to look up to. His great proficiency in Oriental dining brought this fine dining restaurant to a lot of Filipinos’ minds and hearts.
Due to the pandemic, chef Cheong went back to his hometown to be with his family while the country was in strict lockdowns. Now as the country slowly transitions into more relaxed restrictions, he is back in Manila to bring out once again his specialties that include Deep Fried Homemade Bean Curd with Shredded Mushrooms, Steamed Dory Fish with Ginger Sauce, Backed Pork Ribs with Honey Sauce, Kari Laksa Noodle, and variety of Dimsums.
“I am excited to be with my Bellevue family once again and deliver authentic Chinese cuisines to our patrons. I believe that good cooking requires more than just knowledge and experience. It also requires passion and heartfelt service to everyone,” he said.
While many restaurants tend to focus on a particular regional cuisine, the Phoenix Court offers dishes from different parts of China. Its menu is quite liberal, and with many Asian-Chinese fusion dishes to choose from, guests will surely enjoy chef Cheong’s various creations.
The Bellevue Manila’s Phoenix Court is now open at the 2/F of the Tower Wing for dine-in from Tuesdays to Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch, and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner. Guests must use the Malacca Lane entrance to get to the restaurant.
To place an order or make a reservation, guests can call (+632) 8771-8181 or send an SMS or Viber message to (+63) 917-6225757.