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5/19/2008

Another Gastronomic Attack!

You guys know how much I love food... Isn't it obvious??? But the truth is, I enjoy eating so much that it is really impossible for me to go on a diet because I can't even eat without having at least 2 different kinds of food, whether it'd be fish and meat, meat and veggies, or beef and pork, and so on... Plus major carbo of course - steamed white rice...

Anyways, this afternoon, I had to buy some groceries,


(sorry, I just had to put my little big boy's picture
while he patiently waits for me picking up fruits)

so I headed to Power Plant so I can try out the newly opened restaurant,


owned/franchised by Chef Jeroen Van Straten and his wife, designer/writer/blogger/stylist Cecile Zamora Van Straten...
I don't know them personally but I belong to the
Chuvaness Army, so to speak...

I admit, I may sound a bit biased, but actually, several weeks ago, I tried Pepper Steak (the imitation) - the one in Trinoma, which I believed is managed by the Teriyaki Boy group. I tried eating there because I was craving for that kind of food since Chuvaness has been posting a lot about their restaurant which was still under "dry-run"... Meaning, I still can't eat there...

So I had no choice but to try Pepper Steak (the imitation)... The beef, the pork, the chicken, and the veggies, were bland... They have 2 sauces - both are sweet type, if I remember correctly, one is Teriyaki, and the other one is Honey... I don't know, but I'm not the eater who enjoys sweet food, I'm the garlicky, spicy, and flavorful type...
In short, I didn't like Pepper Steak (the imitation).

At Pepper Lunch, yes, there was a long queue... It took us about 17 minutes (yes I timed it) to reach the cashier. It is a fast-food type restaurant, like KFC, Jollibee, etc, but, this one is of course a lot different... You don't get to order unless you already have a table... That system works for me. Because I hate it when people holding their food trays standing behind me waiting for me to finish my food, so they can take my seat! Isn't it disgusting???
So for that...


Oh, and another thing, while we were waiting, we were given
free small portions of Pepper Rice... Another
.


Yes, that's the one I was holding and munching... That guy on the left wearing orange was watching me after I took my first bite... Funny thing, I didn't even make "pa-cute", I told my cousin, SARAP!!! - with wide eyes, then I looked at him and he has this evil grin... Super duper embarrassing... What was he thinking??? Did I look super takaw??? I think so...

We finally reached the counter... I ordered Teriyaki Chicken for Cassie and Yaya, Beef Pepper Rice for myself, Chicken Pepper Rice for Paolo, and 1 Shimofuri Pepper Steak for both of us... Hahahaha... Takaw talaga...

When we reached our table, our food began arriving... I was shocked because it was really fast! I was deeply concentrating on our steak when my beef pepper rice arrived... The waiter asked me politely if I would like him to mix the beef since I was busy with the steak... He was kinda worried my beef would get burn... So I gave him the honors of cooking my beef... Isn't that neat???



Shimofuri Pepper Steak





Chicken Teriyaki




Chicken Pepper Rice



Beef Pepper Rice




Cassie enjoyed her Chicken Teriyaki...


After a few minutes....



Look at all those empty plates...



Our bill...


Not so expensive!!!



The restaurant has just opened this weekend and is still working on their credit card acceptance so you may have to bring cash when you dine in...

Now the question is, am I coming back???




DEFINITELY...

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Looks yummy!

Janel said...

Looks delicious!

Bearbrick Lover: said...
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Bearbrick Lover: said...

I've been there four times and my favorite is the Chicken Pepper Rice. :-) My least favorite was the burger steak with egg. The Chicken Shake Salad was good!

McDreamer said...

hi bearbrick lover... wow, 4 times! hmmmm, you also belong to the Chuvaness army??? hahahaha....