I acquired a voucher from Deal Grocer for a discount at Pepper Lunch at that branch. So since we haven't tried Pepper Lunch before and we haven't visited Century City Mall yet, we got to do both at the same time.
On a side note, this is also the same day that I tried Uber for the first time and I was absolutely impressed with the experience. You can read more about my experience with Uber here:
Century City Mall was pretty new when we visited it, and most of the stalls don't have shops in them yet. But it was quite fancy.
The city skyline is visible from the top floor of the mall, which also has an events hall.
There was an ongoing event when we dropped by. It was a small bazaar of local crafts.
There were free mini cupcakes too!
After walking around the mall, we went straight to Pepper Lunch at the Ground floor and ordered our lunch. :D
Pepper Lunch serves raw meat on hot plates that retain their heat and allows you to cook the meat right at your table. You have to make sure you cook the meat properly before you start eating. You're better off eating somewhere else if you're gonna eat the food immediately once served. At Pepper Lunch, a little bit of patience is needed. :D
These are all the items we ordered:
We were not too hungry when we visited the restaurant so the food was cooked well within the advised time period before we started tasting everything. All the rice meals tasted great. Even better when you add the sauce from the condiments table that I totally forgot to take a picture of. But for me, the best thing from all the items we tried was the cheapest rice meal: The Beef Pepper Rice. It was just simple thinly sliced beef with corn and rice and a LOT of PEPPER. It really appealed to me more than the other dishes. So yeah, I'll be getting that one every time now.
Also something to not order ever is the Tuna Kani salad thingy. It didn't make sense. It was supposed to be a Shaked Salad and we shaked it! But it didn't taste good at all. Just avoid getting a salad here if you can.
Their desserts were pretty good tho. The lava cake was super moist and chocolatey and is a perfect match with the vanilla ice cream with Goma (aka roasted sesame) syrup. You can also order other flavors of the syrup but I really liked the goma flavor.
And that's it. We didn't get to finish everything since there were only three of us but we got to take out the rest. Definitely coming back to Pepper Lunch for the Beef Pepper Rice once I get a hankering for it.
Lower Ground Floor,
Century City Mall,
Poblacion, Makati City
Explorers: +Ana Carla Pagulayan +Carmelita Pagulayan +Ma.Elissa Pagulayan
Visited: May 24, 2014