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5.052 TERRP 23(1.20) Pepper Lunch: Chicken Pepper Rice

-Cycle 5, Item 52-
26 (Wed) February 2014

-Japanese-
Chicken Pepper Rice

2.5

at Pepper Lunch (Robinsons Place)

-Ermita, Manila-

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Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place (TERRP). In Manila through mid-April, living above Robinsons Place, I'm going to attempt eating my way through the mall.  As far as I know, nobody has ever done anything like this, so this could be my unique contribution to the food/blog scene of Manila. Given time constraints, I'll begin with the 39 establishments (currently) on the first floor, whenever possible, working my way up.  

This is the 23rd restaurant in the series, the 20th from the 1st floor.  Padre Faura Wing.



Previously covered restaurants (for installments 01-10, see post 11(1.11) below; for installments 11-20, see post 21(1.18) below):

-11(1.11) Feb 5 / Wendy's (American) (see 5.031 Baconator Mushroom Melt) / 1.0 / $

-21(1.18) Feb 24 / Ya Kun Kaya Toast (Singaporean) (see 5.050 Chicken Sa Po Fan...) / 2.0 / $
-22(1.19) Feb 25 / Mangan (Filipino) (see 5.051 Inihaw na Bangus) / 1.0 / $$


Pepper Lunch is a Japanese restaurant chain.  Founded in Japan in 1994.  Currently over 200 locations around Asia, including 1 in Korea, 16 in the Philippines.  Most of the dishes are simple rice/noodle + meat combinations.  With the slogan "SIZZLE IT YOUR WAY!," everything is served on a "patented" sizzling plate that cooks the food to a crisp and keeps it hot throughout the meal.

Prices ranging from 200 to 400 pesos.

The food was decent enough.  I ordered the Chicken Pepper Rice, which, once mixed with the corn and scallion, ended up tasting like fried rice.  And I'm partial to heavy-on-the-pepper.  I wouldn't trying other items, maybe for lunch.

Let the rice sit untouched for a few minutes to get it nice and toasty.

2 proprietary sauces: Garlic Steak Sauce and Honey Brown Sauce, both tasting oddly artificial; unnecessary as both the chicken and rice are sufficiently seasoned.

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