Ever since Pepper Lunch got a resurrection and opened up a branch at i-City Mall near where we stay, Jean and I have been going there a few times for their beef pepper rice.

Then one day, she had the brilliant idea and said “Why don’t we try to make this at home?“, and I replied “You mean why don’t you make this at home?“… so I.. I mean, we did just that. And the result was awesome, so I want to jot down the recipe for my future reference, and maybe you may find it useful too.

Pepper Lunch style beef pepper rice
Pepper Lunch style beef pepper rice with cast iron pan

This recipe is good for two pax.


  •  250 gram beef, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of corn kernel, steam with butter (when you’re cooking rice)
  • 1 cup of rice, steamed
  • 2 stalks of spring onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
  • salt to taste

For sauce:

  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 3-4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2-3 clove of finely chopped garlic

beef slices, corn kernels, spring onions, simple ingredient list
beef slices, corn kernels, spring onions, simple ingredient list


  • heat up cast iron pan till smoking hot
  • add butter (or other type of oil) on the pan
  • place beef around the edge, rice on center
  • pour corn, spring onion, salt & pepper all over
  • stir and cook the beef on hot  iron pan and enjoy with the pre-mixed sauce!

The result was a super satisfying meal, I’ve stopped having to go to Peper Lunch for this.

KY cooks – “Pepper Lunch” hotplate Beef Pepper Rice Recipe
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7 thoughts on “KY cooks – “Pepper Lunch” hotplate Beef Pepper Rice Recipe

  • December 21, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    Walau eh this is the Malaysian version of Go make me a sandwich woman lol lol. If got special mushrooms in lunch, then be careful ah LOL

    • December 26, 2023 at 4:21 pm

      kekeke: tak da special ingredients, don’t worry 😛

  • December 22, 2023 at 11:48 am

    I can’t remember if I had pepper lunch before but your version definitely attract me to try if I see the restaurant. Or perhaps I can duplicate at home too like you, but my cast iron is mini one, only can cook half bow of rice, haha!

    • December 26, 2023 at 4:22 pm

      Choi Yen: time to get a big cast iron!

  • December 27, 2023 at 7:22 am

    Interesting dish! Can’t say it looks really photogenic like it’s something to die for though.

    • January 2, 2024 at 4:01 pm

      suituapui: no food is ever to die for. haha

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