Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hubby's Birthday Dinner

Hubby just turned another year old :-) He's none too happy about it but he took me to dinner to celebrate nonetheless.

Hubby chose to dine at The Powerplant at Rockwell, a posh mall that was formerly, yeah you guessed it, a power plant. What was once a wasteland is now a lush and uber sosy compound. We rarely go here since it's a bit out of the way from where we work and from our way home.

I've been meaning to try Pepper Lunch. A Japanese-style steakhouse cum teppanyaki place. I've heard that they have a branch in Singapore but I didn't see it when I travelled there last month.

Anyway, the restaurant is semi-fast food style. It's not cheap so be prepared to shell out a minimum of one thousand bucks when you go there. More if you want to have dessert as well.

The concept is pretty simple. You order the meat of your choice. It comes to you raw on a hot sizzling plate, the sides are wrapped in paper to prevent any splatters as you cook. There's a glob of secret butter sauce on top of your meat and you must mix everything well as soon as it is served to you to make the flavors "melt" together.

I must admit, the meat was pretty damn delicious. Hubby was extremely happy with his order as well. I had the Hitokuchi Cut Steak (P345). Hubby had the Tokusen Rib Eye Steak (P660). We finished every single morsel :-)

Their salads are placed on a frappuccino cup and you have shake shake shake to distribute the dressing all over the salad. Nice idea but the salad itself doesn't get tossed very well. I ordered the Seaweed Salad (P99). I'll skip the salad next time.

Hubby would defenitely want to come back here for the steaks.

For dessert, hubby had a gelato from another restaurant. His flavors? Coffee and bubble gum in a single cup. Eeeewwwwww.

Ok, it was his birthday..let him be gross.