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Pepper Lunch at Rockwell Kills the No Rice Diet

Met up with Fran, Didi, and Sophie for dinner. We had previously come from an event with Juned and AJ and made our way to Rockwell for dinner. The Pepper Lunch craze has really hit town (I even updated their Wikipedia entry to say they’re already in Manila). When we heard that Chuvaness was opening Pepper Lunch in Manila.

As of this writing, I’ve eaten at Pepper Lunch three times (it only opened last week!). I really try to stay away from rice whenever possible, and if I do eat, I only finish 1/4th to 1/2 cup of rice. But it’s really different. My no-rice diet is now a pseudo-rice diet courtesy of their Beef Pepper Rice. It costs about P140.00 for an extra cup of their special rice with crushed peppercorns and the secret butter they add to the middle.

I’m not much of a food reviewer so you can check out the entries of Phoebe, AJ, Sophie and Fran. I did take photos, but probably brought the wrong lens. I took the macro out to see if I could get the steak in detail but realized how hard it was to shoot with smoke coming from all directions. What’s the best way to shoot food that’s inevitably spewing smoke? Items from grills and hot plates are hard to shoot as is!

All I really have to say is that if you’ve had a really crappy day at work, Pepper Lunch at Rockwell can really save what’s left of it. Congratulations, Chuvaness 🙂

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

17 replies on “Pepper Lunch at Rockwell Kills the No Rice Diet”

I’ve just been there! Pepper Lunch has amazing dishes! its just like comfort food, it makes everything better! they haves dishes with a lot of flavor, which is especially welcomed when a lot of places have very bland dishes. Plus, Pepper Lunch is not expensive, which gives an extra good reason to eat there!

On another note, lets hope the rice crisis wont make the prices go up here too! Cant live without rice!

… and it was YOU who inspired me to try the “no rice diet” tsk tsk :). Do I have to stay away from Rockwell para di ma tempt? hahaha

pepper lunch Philippines is very popular right now… thanks to ms. liza for helping me be part of pepper lunch… see you all guys 🙂

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