Looks intriguing, doesn’t it? If you look at it very closely, you’ll see that this menu item’s name is “Salad Hamburg”. It’s essentially a hamburger patty cooked on a griddle and topped with tomatoes, shredded cabbage, and Japanese mayonnaise. I was at Sizzling Pepper Steak at the TriNoMa when I saw this particular dish and, while I was intrigued by it, I opted for something simpler.
This is the Demiglace Hamburg, a beef patty that the diner cooks on a griddle. A gravy boat of beefy demiglace comes along for the ride, together with sesame-infused moyashi (mung bean sprouts), buttered carrots, and green beans.
It’s a passable dish: the beef is properly minced and is a balanced mix of fat and lean. However, I will reserve judgement till I try out the competition; in which case, a trip to Pepper Lunch will soon be necessary.