Aug 4, 2017

With 8 New Dishes, there's Something Sizzling for Everyone at Pepper Lunch!


First things first, the monkies take their meals at Pepper Lunch VERY seriously. It is no joking matter when they find out that the wifey and I had gone for a meal there without them.

"What? You went without us??? How can like that??? So unfair!!!"

Drama to the max.

Yes, they love their Pepper Lunch so much that as long as there is one restaurant or a Pepper Lunch Express in a food court in the mall we are at, it is safe to say that would be their default choice. Resistance is futile, I have come to learn.

So imagine how delirious they were when Pepper Lunch came knocking and invited us to try their brand new dishes on the menu!

Actually, delirious is probably an understatement because I have never seen them looking forward to lunch so much!

Pepper Lunch is a leading DIY restaurant from Japan and its dining concept is truly unique. And that is perhaps the main reason why the monkies love dining at Pepper Lunch so much - the chance to immerse in the interactive multi-sensory experience of preparing one's food by mixing the freshly-prepared ingredients, experimenting with the addition of the signature sauces, and allowing the hot teppan to sear the meat to one's desired doneness.

And if you there for the first time, you cannot go wrong with its signature Beef Pepper Rice. You can request pepper not to be added if the kids cannot take spicy food yet. Pour in either the Honey Brown sauce, or the Garlic Soy Sauce, or a combination of the two, and mix well to enjoy! This is the monkies' fave dish from Pepper Lunch... but after tasting the EIGHT (!) new dishes, they are not so sure anymore.

Meat Trio Deluxe ($16.90)

Meat lovers will love this ultimate combo! And that would include Ash who is on a carnivorous streak currently. Juicy chickensteak? Check. Tender BBQ beef slices? Check. Flavourful hamburg steak? Check.

Drizzle the special BBQ sauce, flip the meat over the hot teppan to ensure that the meat is cooked, and it is all done! Needless to say, Ash practically finished nearly everything on his own... with me barely managing a tiny nibble. *sob*

Seafood Trio Deluxe ($17.50)

While Ash is a meat lover, Ayd is more of a seafood lover. Out of the eight new dishes, there was only one that caught his immediate attention. Because he definitely cannot turn down a hot platter of salmon steak, saba and succulent Japanese scallops!

Both the Meat Trio Deluxe and Seafood Trio Deluxe are served with a bowl of rice so for those with a larger appetite, these two platters sure provide great value and variety!

Salmon & Prawn Carbonara ($12.90)

Now this was THE highlight for the Diva!

I don't think carbonara needs any introduction but the unique feature of this Pepper Lunch dish is the fun lies in preparing the dish at your seat! Kids (and adults) get to mix in the carbonara sauce on their own. For a finishing touch, pour in the egg sauce to allow the sauce to thicken and it is all ready.

No words needed I suppose... just a look of satisfaction on Ale's face.

I stole a few mouthfuls (when Ale was not looking) and was pleasantly surprised that the salmon and prawns tasted really fresh. For $12.90, it is a pretty good deal - and kids get to have a bit of fun too!

Seafood Cheesy Risotto ($12.90)

If you are more of a rice person, then the new category to the Pepper Lunch menu might just be down your alley. The Seafood Cheesy Risotto boasts generous servings of salmon and prawns, risotto with corn atop it, and creamy sauce. All sizzling on a hot plate.

Pour in the cheesy sauce, mix well to ensure that each and every pearly grain of rice is coated with the delicious sauce. And when the cheese is melted, it is pure heaven!

Okay, so maybe the photo doesn't do the dish justice but the rice was all sticky and gooey... in a good cheesy way of course!

Or if you prefer your sauce to be tomato-based then go for this instead.

Beef Cheesy Risotto ($12.90)

Similar in set-up to the Seafood Cheesy Risotto but served with quality U.S. beef slices and tomato sauce instead, the Beef Cheesy Risotto is an upgrade for a heartier treat!

Mixed Katsu Toji ($13.90)

Are you a fan of Katsu-don? Then be sure to try the Mixed Katsu Toji which consists of golden fried chicken cutlet, ebi fry and beef slices... all sizzled together with scrambled eggs accompanied with toji sauce, together with a bowl of rice. All for just $13.90. Pretty value for money, if you ask me.

Chicken Katsu Curry Rice ($12.90)

Finally, I have come to MY favourite part of the meal. JAPANESE CURRY!

I love Japanese curry so I apologise in advance if I sound bias. Because Pepper Lunch's Chicken Katsu Curry Rice is simply da bomb! Golden fried chicken cutlet, mushroom and corn with Japanese Curry - that is classic comfort food right there.

And the best part? I got to savour it at my own pace, thanks to the sizzling Teppan which helps to keep the food warm.

Ebi Fry Curry Rice ($12.90)

If you prefer prawns instead of chicken but still love curry, the Ebi Fry Curry Rice is an excellent alternative.

With so many dishes to sample, it was a good thing my parents joined us for the meal too. And their verdict? They loved the risotto, meat and seafood trio dishes which goes to show that Pepper Lunch is a great dining experience for everyone in the family!

But we were not done. Not when Ayd chanced upon 'Beef Aglio Olio ($12.90)' on the menu.

And being a huge Aglio Olio fan as well, I guess he somehow found extra space in his tummy to accommodate this. How? Don't ask me.

And speaking of extra space in tummies, there is an old legend that speaks about having different stomachs for desserts, no?

In Ale's case, it must be true.

Pepper Lunch has relaunched its generous vanilla soft serve ice creams with 2 new flavours, Yuzu and Strawberry, on top of its usual Caramel and Choco Nuts. At only $1.90 per cup, it is definitely the best way to finish off a Pepper Lunch meal!

So the next time you are looking for a family-friendly and affordable dining experience with the family, why not pay Pepper Lunch a visit? The kids will love it. After all, it is not often that they are allowed to play with their food! LOL.

Heading down to Pepper Lunch and wish to pay even lesser for the food?


Pepper Lunch would like to offer an exclusive discount of 15% off any ala carte dishes to my readers!

Just quote “CHEEKIEMONKIES” when placing your order at any of the 7 Pepper Lunch restaurants in Singapore.
*Promotion valid till 30th September 2017.

For more information on Pepper Lunch's locations and menu offerings, visit or stay updated with all promotions at its Facebook page.

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Anonymous said...

With my family now at Gems, quoted your blog, the restaurant manager said 15 percent is for student only.

Anonymous said...

Hi, fyi, pepper lunch at JEM refuses to acknowledge this 15% discount. Date and time of my visit = 6th Aug 2017, 11:40am

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi all,

Seems like the information has not been disseminated as on 6 August. I think it should be okay now. Sorry for the inconvenience caused!

Joseph Ferguson said...

nice post

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