I was eating my lunch when my boss saw me as she was passing by to go out for lunch din (akala ko lang pala un).
She was looking at me with questions in her eyes.
I answered by looking at her as if telling her what's up.
She said, "You ready?" while looking at what I was doing. (Holding the spoon and fork ready to kill.)
"Ready for what?" I asked. I didn't know what she meant.
"May meeting tayo. Lunch meeting with (company name)."
What? No one told me!!
And I look like hell! CRAP!
"What?" I told her (in my most calm but confused way).
"No one informed you?" she asked.
"Wala." And then, I looked at my food. I haven't even finished half of it.
I left the food at the fridge and hurried back to my table to get my stuff before meeting them at the exit.
When I met them at the elevator, I was still thinking about the food when my boss mentioned Pepper Lunch as the venue for the meeting.
I kinda turn around to hide the smile I had. Lunch at (the newly opened) Pepper Lunch in Rockwell? Free?
'This is my day!!' I thought.
I LOVE MY JOB!
I get to do what I love doing, meet various people AND enjoy free food!
Originally from Japan, Pepper Lunch, is a chain of DIY (do-it-yourself) steakhouse restaurants. They just opened in Rockwell, Makati this month.
I was expecting the usual 'waiter comes in and gives me the menu,' but this was different. We ordered at the counter and waited for the food to arrive.
The food comes sizzling on the *special hot iron plate with a strip of paper (to prevent you from accidentally touching the hot iron plate, plus it includes instructions how to enjoy the food). The good thing about it is that it allows you to 'cook' your food (beef, chicken, pork or salmon) the way you want it: rare, medium or well-done.
For meatlovers like me, this is magic!
Hindi ko masyadong nagustuhan yung naorder ko but I will definitely come back to try other dishes.
A bit pricey for the average pinoy, but I still suggest everyone to try their food.
*(from their website) With its unique design patented in Japan, the iron plate is part of the successful formula of Pepper Lunch. Using a special electromagnetic cooker also patented in Japan, the iron plate will heat up to 260C in 70 seconds and remain hot (approximately 80C) for more than 20 minutes. Meat grilled at this ideal high temperature, remains tender and juicy. The plate keeps food warm for a longer time and customers can enjoy the full flavor of the dish.
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