Tasting the best hamburgers at Pepper Lunch

I’ve been eagerly waiting to try Pepper Lunch, ever since I read about it in Chuvaness’ blog, one of Pepper Lunch’s owner. So have every blogger subscribed to her blog. When it finally opened, fans came in droves, resulting in long lines that snake around the Powerplant’s basement. Two months after, I was finally able to try it for myself.

Hamburger at Pepper Lunch
Melo’s Hamburger Steak

After reading several blogs singing praises for the flavorful meats, I had high expectations. Also, after seeing countless pictures of the servings and the menu, I know what to order even before I went.

I had the Cut Steak and Hamburger Combo, while my dinner buddy Melo had the Hamburger. For dessert, I ordered the Vanilla Crepe Cake.

Combo Cut Steak and Hamburger at Pepper Lunch
Combo Cut Steak and Hamburger

The steaks were served in a hot plate. Not just any ordinary hotplate — Pepper Lunch uses a patented technology that heats up to 300 degrees so you can cook your meat, and keeps your food hot without burning it. It’s also non-stick, so there’s no danger of your food sticking to the metal.

The meats arrive sizzling. There’s instruction printed on the paper that shields you from the bubbling oils. Basically, when you’re served your meal, you’re supposed to slather the flavored butter across the meat and cook it to your desired done-ness. There are two kinds of sauces you can use on your veggies and meat: Garlic Soy Sauce and the Honey Soy Sauce.

Vanilla Crepe Cake at Pepper Lunch
Vanilla Crepe Cake

The meat and hamburger were good on their own, even without the sauce. The hamburger was incredibly juicy, and the cut steak reminded me of bacon with its generous sliver of fat. Bacon = good. Mmmm, bacon.

Bacon talk aside, the entire meal was good. Another thing that stood out for me was the rice. They use real Japanese rice, and you can clearly taste the difference from ordinary rice. The dessert was light and fluffy. Good enough, but I’ll probably order a different dessert next time.

5 thoughts on “Tasting the best hamburgers at Pepper Lunch”

  1. hi nins, my friend has been inviting me to have a Pepper Lunch kaya lang wala pang time. ill content na lang muna myself with drooling over your photos. thanks for sharing it. am so excited na to try.
    japanese rice? sometimes, if budget permits, i buy a couple kilos of it sa Market Market. sarap talaga sha sis. kahit stand alone. hahaha… i dont know why but it makes any ulam masarap. 😉

  2. Hi Nina,
    thank you so much for eating with us and blogging about PL!

    We are happy you guys enjoyed your meals! Yes our rice is imported from Japan and so are our sauces and special butter, all to keep the quality and standards high all the time.

    Most people like to order the molten a la mode for dessert, that is by far our best seller. What is nice though to eat the crepe cake together with the A la Mode ! Yum…try it!

    Thanks again & Cheers,

  3. Oh my! I really really want to go to Pepper Lunch, but I haven’t had reason to go over to Makati area these days.. I want to bring the Foodistas over there! 😀 weee! I hope we can try their dishes SOON! 😀 nice!

  4. thanks for this post. I’m laughing at bacon=good. I was addicted to cut steak for a very long time. yum. amazing pictures. and yes the rice is so good.

  5. Ate Gita: It’s worth the long wait! Do try to go during off-peak hours to avoid the long lines at the counter!

    Chef Jeroen: I’m definitely trying the Molten ala mode next time!

    Brian: I’m sure you and the rest of the Foodistas will enjoy Pepper Lunch! See, that’s one good reason to go to Makati already 😉

    Ms. Chuvaness: Thanks! Bacon is love!

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