Finally, we have tried eating at Pepper Lunch, the new upscale japanese fastfood located in Shangri-la & Powerplant malls. Considering it’s a Saturday and it’s almost 12PM when we got there, we’re bit lucky to find a no-queue-minute at Pepper Lunch Shangri-la, because usually, diners have to be on a waiting list since it’s always packed. But we found ourselves with a reserved table number handed in by a crew and already in the counter about to order. However, the table number (#75) assigned to us was a bit far from the counter and near at the end of the resto. Nevertheless, eating sizzling good food that we get to finish “cooking” is definitely a new exciting experience for us.
Pepper lunch has 200 branches across Asia, and according to their website, a must-try are their Beef Pepper Rice and Shimofuri Pepper Steak from Australia (Shimofuri means “marbled”). The food is served on an electromagenetic round sizzling plate in its almost-cooked state; meaning Pepper Lunch allows the diner to complete the cooking by mixing it up and spicing it with either garlic soy or honey brown sauce (or both); I go for the honey brown sauce, Tina agrees. Food combo comes with a drink already.
Tina ordered Beef Pepper Rice served with coke (PhP 235).
Beef is thinly sliced, making it very tender, perfectly seasoned with pepper & honey brown sauce…
I tried Chicken Pepper Rice + coke (PhP 235) which is also good but I find Beef Pepper Rice better… IMO, this should have been priced a little cheaper, because chicken is cheaper than beef. I thought of it before ordering but still want to try just to compare the two plates.
We ordered Kuromitsu or soft ice cream (PhP 39) for Gabby…
One of the service crew gave Gabby their freebies for kids, a cell phone accessory. Sweet!
And BTW, they also serve dinner too, hehehe…
Garden Court Lower basement,
Shangri-La Plaza mall, Ortigas Center
Pepper Lunch Rockwell
Unit 041, The Concourse
Power Plant Mall
Rockwell Center, Makati