I like this place so much I went here 3 times in a row.
Phoenix is a cha chaan teng where they serve Hong Kong style cafe kind of food. Now to those who can't read Chinese we know it as Phoenix but to those who can read it's actually called Golden Phoenix. Whatever the name is, they serve really good food and very generous portions.
This post will be displaying all the food I had during each of my trip.
Before I begin, the one thing that is a MUST HAVE is the HK coffee tea drink. I ordered it every single time that I came. It was the best one I've had so far. Soooo refreshing and so good. I want one NOW!!!
Once we entered the restaurant my boyfriend was eying a bowl of noodles at a table next to us. He didn't even ask what it was. He just said I want to eat what that person is eating.
Here was the noodles he got. It was some sort of curry noodle soup with chunks of beef. I didn't taste this but my boyfriend slurped down the whole bowl. He sure enjoyed it.
I had the fried chicken steak and baked pork chop with gravy sauce. It was sooooo yummy. Well seasoned and perfectly cooked. The gravy sauce was so good I wanted to lick the plate clean.
For dessert, we got the crepe with black sesame ice cream. Although the presentation was nice the crepe itself was mediocre to me. Also the ice cream wasn't as tasty as the one I had at Inatei or Aoyama.
After the Food Truck Eats, a bunch of us decided to head to Phoenix for dinner. Now I only got to taste 2 entrees so I can't comment on the rest.
Here was Matt's dish. Some sort of cheesy spaghetti with a huge pastry on top.
Manley's shrimp rice.
Chris' chicken dish which kinda looked boring and smaller than the rest of us.
Sandon's fish with oyster mushrooms. This was delicious. The fish was flaky and flavorful.
Amy's dish had some sort of creamy mushroom sauce.
Here was my dish, beef with garlic gravy sauce. It was yummy. I think my dish looked and tasted the best out of all the dishes here. You just can't go wrong with beef and gravy^_^
For dessert, we all splitted the Napolean. It was monstrous. Just a huge tower of flaky creamy goodness.
This time I got the beef with black pepper sauce. It was tasty but there was just too much black pepper for me. It was pretty overpowering since I was coughing a bit here and there. I think my fave sauce is the regular gravy sauce or the garlic sauce.
Here was some sort of noodles with beef. The noodles should have been cooked a little longer to absorb all the seasoning then it would have tasted a bit better.
Does this dish look familiar? Well it's the dish I had on my very first visit. This time around my boyfriend ordered it since he liked it the first time I had it. Still good.
I have to say the menu is overwhelming since there's just too many choices to choose from but I think it's a safe bet to stick with the gravy sauces. Mmmmm gravy. Make sure to try the HK coffee tea and the Napoleon as well.
TOTAL BILL $7-9 per dish...EAT HERE NEXT!!!
7155 Woodbine Ave.
(north of Steeles)