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FUN MAGAZINE, June, 2005.
98, ZhongXiao East
Road, Sec. 4, 4F
A DIY steak restaurant? Pepper Lunch
is a very popular chain restaurant in Japan, with over
a hundred branches. The decor, atmosphere and presentation
of the dishes all exude an air of youthfulness. This
is an affordable steakhouse that caters to younger customers.
The fun of dining here is that you get to decide just
how well-cooked you want your steak to be. Newcomers
have to be aware that the specially patented 280- degree
Pepper Lunch hotplate will cook your steak very quickly.
Apart from flipping your food, the manager taught me
a handy trick, that is, to place your meat on top of
your vegetables to avoid overcooking. The beef here
is imported from the same farm in Japan; there are 15
choices altogether. There is the Shimofuri Steak (NT$240)
that is solely available here at Pepper Lunch. The Hamburg
Steak & Fried Egg (NT$200) is made from pure beef;
slightly spicy, it is juicily delicious! If you like
to eat rice, the Beef Pepper Rice (NT$170) is highly
recommended. Thinly sliced beef surrounds a mound of
green pepper and sweet corn rice-mix it all together
and eat it while it is hot. If you want to try two main
courses at once, Pepper Lunch has a dish called Hitokuchi
Steak & Chicken Stu' te (NT$280).
--By Dionysus, translated
by Cara Steenstra