I've loved sizzling plates ever since I was a kid, and having to cook your own food in a sizzling plate sold me to dine at Sizzling Pepper Steak. I have dined and sizzled my food in this food chain for several times already, yet my opinion about it remained the same.
I usually order their most popular pepper rice meal, Beef Pepper Rice (P165) as I like beef more than pork and chicken. But upon dining here for countless of times already, I have also sampled their Chicken Pepper Rice (P190). Both sizzling rice meals are so-so for me. And being a hefty eater, I find the serving quite small. I also noticed that their sizzling plates lose their warmness a little too soon than what I would've wanted, so I usually end up with an incompletely cooked meat on my plate.
Along with my often partially-raw meat, I sampled their Egg Drop Soup (P40) which I think is quite good. I have also tried their Crunchy Kani Salad (P125) which is so-so since I've had better, and their Gravy Fries (P75) which is a bit floury and nakakaumay for me.
I don't really dig the taste of their food, but props to Sizzling Pepper Steak for putting up a good presentation of their dishes. This is actually why I was expecting the food to taste really good. The presentation is just so enticing and convincing!
As mentioned, I find majority of the food selection in Sizzling Pepper Steak just so-so for my liking. The rice meals are okay but lacked a little seasoning. The plate also cools very quickly which leaves my meat partially uncooked. The side dishes on the other hand, are just mediocre.
Although I don't fancy the taste of the food selection in Sizzling Pepper Steak, I think I can return here to dine though. But only if I'm really starving and other better food chains and restaurants are full.
The Sizzlin' Pepper Steak, SM Mall of Asia
G/F SM Mall of Asia, North Wing, Seaside Drive
Pasay City, Metro Manila