Place: Clean and pretty. We loved the cool orange colors and the modern, sturdy tables and chairs.
Food: Delicious! We ordered the two bestselling dishes, Chicken Pepper Rice (Php 215) and Beef Pepper Rice (Php 215), and we ordered Salmon Pepper Rice (Php 275).
The Pepper Rice dishes were delicious. The sauce had a good balance of sweet and salty; it was very flavorful but not overpowering. We're guessing it's a combination of good soy sauce and brown sugar. It went well with the cracked pepper. The meat slices were fresh and, when cooked, very tender and juicy. The chicken pieces for the Chicken Pepper Rice came pre-cooked (to avoid Salmonella contamination). The salmon slices were fresh and had no fishy taste.
The rice used for the dishes was of good quality. And of course, we loved the crisp corn kernels!
Service: The staff members were neat looking, nice, and knowledgeable about their products. They were also attentive. Two thumbs up for them!
By the way, Pepper Lunch does not charge for service. Kudos to them for being fair!
Pepper Lunch is located on the ground floor of the Shangri-La Plaza.