Pepper Lunch

Yokosuka, Japan. A “do-it-yourself” restaurant Pepper Lunch.

Do-it-yourself restaurants are popular here in Japan. Many menus include options that allow the customer to take part in or see parts of their meal’s preparation. Pepper Lunch is no exception to this – actually, this DIY theme is the basis of the franchise.

One of my favorite places to eat, Pepper Lunch is cheap, fast, and close to base. After choosing your meal from a machine that dispenses tickets,  your meal is usually in front of you in five minutes or less. Most meals include corn, rice, spices, and a meat of some sort. They also offer really yummy potato salad, but I don’t think they consider that to be one of their specialties.

What makes Pepper Lunch interesting is that it is served to you on a special iron hotplate. The meat is uncooked when it’s served, and the spices are in a butter chunk  in the center of the rice…

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