Here's a preview of what to expect (click to enlarge):
I couldn't believe my luck when Chuvaness herself invited me to drop by for the dry run/food tasting at Pepper Lunch! I must say! It was a happy tummy day! I had the Tokusen Rib Eye steak (as suggested by Ingrid aka The Baghag) and it was sooooo yummy! The vegetables were fresh and crisp, my steak was tender and juicy and I had it just the way I like it! Because it's DIY (as the tagline says, "Sizzle it your way!")! Hehehe! What tops the expectation of a delicious meal, is the fact that the food arrived super duper fast!
I almost forgot to take photos of my Tokusen Rib Eye, and my SIL Lorr's Hitokuchi because I was ready to attack my hot iron plate! Hahaha! But don't worry, I'll post photos soon enough! As soon as I find my USB cord gosh darn it (I packed everything but that! Jeez!)! While I was busy taking photos, Jeroen (Cecile's husband, and her partner in Pepper Lunch) noticed that I wasn't spreading the butter over the steak, so he rushed to our table and taught us the importance of spreading the butter and turning the beef over right away so that it won't get overcooked! Oops! He also suggested mixing the Amakuchi (Garlic Soy Sauce) and Karakuchi (Honey Brown Sauce) together. Which true enough made a great combination!
Apart from the fun of "sizzling" my own dish, I liked it that the food stays hot longer, because it's served on a patented electromagnetic dish. The last thing I want is my steak to go all greasy on me (then again maybe I just eat slow) so this was really a great dining experience. It's the perfect welcome meal after being away from home for a good number of months! This is the stuff that cravings are made of!
It was also great meeting my "online buddies" Cecile and Grace for the first time. Cecile even took my picture for her Manila Street Fashion blog Manila Style! See here. Heehee!
Thanks so much to the Van Stratens for being so warm and friendly, and for inviting me to Pepper Lunch! I'm definitely going back with the whole family soon!
Pepper Lunch is located at the Concourse Level/Food Court of Powerplant Mall (across Rustans Fresh)
(Photo from Chuvaness)