Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sizzling lunch for sizzling summer

My sister wanted to have lunch at The Sizzling Pepper Steak before watching RIO and since she is pretty picky with food, I had to give in.
She ordered her all-time favorite Teriyaki Chicken Steak while I ordered creamy corn soup and Turtle Cheesecake (because I already had my lunch at home).
The Teriyaki Chicken Steak is just like any chicken teriyaki you can buy in a typical Japanese restaurant. Sweet sauce and a tender chicken with a bit crispy skin. The soup does not need extra explaining either because it was the average corn soup. So, let me focus more on the Turtle Cheesecake.
It was my first time to order dessert from The Sizzling Pepper Steak and I was quite disappointed and let me tell you why.
They informed me that the Turtle Cheesecake was their “bestseller" so I assumed that it is their best dessert. Well, I got the feeling that they will say that since it was the most expensive (P185, well, it is not as pricey as the desserts from other restaurants).
I really have no problem with the price for I don’t find it that expensive. It was more of the taste that disappointed me.
IT WAS TOO SWEET. The caramel was a bit stiff. It might have been better if they added something a bit bitter or bland to counter the sweet cocoa and caramel. The cheesecake was alright. Not bad, just okay.

*Sigh* This made me miss Cyma and Café Ilang-Ilang.
Verdict: The plating was not good at all. Quite messy if you noticed the dessert and soup. The Sizzling Pepper Steak is not really a good place fore desserts but if my sister drags me again, I'll probably stick to the Banana Dark Chocolate and Blueberry Cheesecake next time.

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