Boracay's white beach

Boracay's white beach
Taken infront of Seawind Resort (2001)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

My Wife's Pepper Lunch food trip

My wife and I had dinner at Pepper Lunch in the Power Plant Mall at Rockwell last weekend.

It was her first time to try Pepper Lunch. I've told her about it after my trip to Bangkok last January where I was able to try it out in the World Center Mall in downtown Bangkok. I was able to try the Hitokuchi Steak Cut then. And then last June, at Rockwell with a friend of mine, I had the hamburger and steak combo.

She had the Chicken Pepper Rice but without the pepper and I had the Salmon Pepper Rice and we shared a Sesame Chicken salad shake. You literally have to shake the plastic container where the salad is served in order to mix the ingredients.

She liked it but commented that the Pepper Rice meals are a bit pricey for something that looks like a rice topping meal. But she also said that the steak meals are probably worth the price as she assumed that the beef is imported.

We'll probably come back after a month or two and try the other items on the menu.

To the owners, Chef Jeroen and Cecile, kudos to your business venture!

Junior's Cheesecake - A New York Institution is now in the Philippines!

Saw this ad in the Inquirer last week.

It says that you can order Junior's Cheesecake from the main supplier in Kamagong St., Makati City or from among the residences that sell them (Rockwell, Alabang/Paranaque, Mandaluyong, Quezon City). But this for a limited time only, until September. Not sure if they were able to have authentic Junior's cheesecake flown in all the way from the US or someone who works with Junior's in the country and is making them locally. They even used the website link of the US outlet.

My wife and I have tried Junior's cheesecake when we were in NY last May. We had dinner there with her sis-in-law. And their cheesecakes are to die for. We were lucky that her sis-in-law was able to make table reservations for us. Otherwise, we would have had to queue for a table with the other patrons trying to wait for a table. We dined at the Times Square outlet.

I ordered the steak burger and strawberry milkshake, my wife had a salad. My wife didn't finish her salad in order to leave space for dessert.

Then we ordered a strawberry cheesecake and a chocolate cheesecake.

The cheesecakes are rich and are filling to the stomach.

Photos can be seen in my multiply site (

Will try to order and find out if the cheesecakes that they say are authentic.