Pepper Lunch (Re-Visit)

This is a re-visit to Pepper Lunch in Richmond, where I stopped by one evening for dinner.

I had one of the items on their dinner special, which was Prawns and Sliced Angus Steak (C$18.95) and came with rice, Miso soup, a pop, and Mochi ice cream.


The meal also came with two different sauces, which gave everything a very tasty flavour. Those sauces gave a kind of sweet flavour.


At Pepper Lunch, you order at the front and pay first, before being assigned a table and then the food brought to you. And on this visit, I was in such a hurry that as soon as I finished all the prawns, steak, veggies, and rice, I grabbed my jacket and left.

The next morning, when I was marking a student’s essay, I saw the words “ice cream”…. and I suddenly remembered, right then, that I had forgotten my Mochi the night before!! I had ordered the mango flavour at the counter, and I had completely forgotten about it, taking off after finishing the rice. Oh man!

Zeitoon Restaurant (West End)


This is actually a re-visit, as I went back to Zeitoon Restaurant – a Persian restaurant on the West End of downtown Vancouver – on a Thursday afternoon in December. My first visit had been almost exactly one year earlier, in December of 2016.

This time, I had the Barg Top Sirloin (C$17.95), which was their grade AAA top sirloin steak. It came marinated and broiled – and served with rice.



One downer: They didn’t have iced tea, so I ordered Coke instead. It came in a classic old-style 355ml bottle.


The server was very nice and friendly, and everything was great. I’m not much of a rice eater, so I finished only three-quarters of it. I did, however, eat all the meat and the tomato!


There are actually three locations of Zeitoon Restaurant, with the others in North Vancouver and Port Moody.

Where: Zeitoon Restaurant, 1795 Pendrell Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada  V6G 1T2

Moxie’s Grill & Bar (Davie Street)

During a little party recently at Moxie’s Grill & Bar on Davie (1160 Davie Street, Vancouver), I had the opportunity to try one of their steak dishes.


I opted for the Sirloin & Prawns (C$34), which was a 7-oz sirloin steak with garlic butter prawns and served with potatoes.


Personally, I thought the service was excellent. I often got iced tea refills, and the servers were friendly.

The steak and potatoes were very filling – especially since I had shared a few appetizers (calamari and dry ribs). I wished the dry ribs had been boneless, but oh well – they were decent enough for me to keep eating them.

I must say I regretted getting the prawns – ST beside me had gotten the Mushroom Sirloin and I must say those mushrooms looked more appetizing than my prawns!!


Overall, I would say the atmosphere was awesome. Lots of laughter at this little party. The food was great. Same with the service. And oh, from our table I could see the Canucks-Predators NHL game on the big screens. Haha – the Canucks got their butts kicked on this night! Oh yeah!!