Saturday, August 11, 2012

Just a few sizzling reasons why you should try Pepper Lunch

It's D-I-Y.

Eating a Pepper Lunch meal is just half the fun. The other half, cooking your food yourself. The secret lies in their electromagnetic plate which heats up quickly but stays hot longer than the average sizzling plate. This technology gives you enough time to stir, flip and mix your food before the plate cools down. You'll never worry about your meal being served cold, but you can also never blame anyone else for the way your food was cooked. 

Sizzling Beef Pepper Rice

The brown butter

There's something about that brown butter they put on every meal and that's pretty much everything we can say about it. Alone, it doesn't taste like anything extraordinary, but when it melts and blends with rice and meat, it becomes something else. Perhaps you might discover what's in that special butter.

Oh, that's why...

Double hamburger steak with egg. That's the butter on top of the meat.

Quick service

With cooking time out of the table, guests get their orders before they can even say "Pepper Lunch!". Average serving time is about 8-15 minutes depending on the staff's skill level and organization and volume of customers. 

Just a few other things

Meal prices, and menu may vary per branch.
Curry Chicken Pepper Rice with Cheese is our favorite in its Trinoma branch. But in SM Megamall, we had to pay for the curry powder and cheese as add-ons, making the entire ensemble more expensive.
Spot the difference. Curry Chicken Pepper Rice with Cheese (upper right) is not on SM Megamall branch's menu so we had to add curry and cheese. P215 (Chicken Pepper Rice) + P20 (curry powder) + P40 (cheese) = P275. Whereas in Trinoma (right), the meal is available for only P169. Ouch.

Lychee Cooler. Pepper Lunch's branch in SM Megamall has something the Trinoma branch doesn't. The lychee cooler is available at P88. It's so good,we forgot that we're slightly pissed with them.

For a restaurant that makes you cook your own food, however, eating at Pepper Lunch is not so budget-friendly. Prices range from P200-500 per meal without upgrades. But that's not saying that it's not worth it. Money can't buy happiness, after all. And if happiness is served on a sizzling plate, we say you should take it every once in a while.

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Pretty Ugly said...

I love Pepper Lunch! I remember indulging in their steak every now and then when I was still living in Singapore. :)

Roselle Julius said...

I know. It's sooo addicting! We deliberately skipped it in Singapore although we saw it in the mall because we already have it here in the Philippines! And I have been going there weekly since, maybe a month ago. :D

CarmisCaprice said...

Yummy :-)

Followed you through GFC
pls follow mine, too

Blueorange said...

i always order chicken pepper rice. Ugh soooooooo gooooooood. Ugh food nnman. Nagugutom na koooooooo

Roselle Julius said...

That's also really really good!

Roselle Julius said...

@carmiscaprice: Thanks! Will do!

mojita_yanipot said...

Try their kani salad sis! Super duper yummy! :)

Roselle Julius said...

Okay, I will try it next time I go there. Thanks for the tip! :)

Shashi and Beij said...

I love Pepperlunch. Especially Double Beef Pepper Rice.

Btw, followed your blog through GFC. Hope you could follow mine as well.