"Yaki-Shabu" Pepper Lamb
Here's the other lamb special from Pepper Lunch. This was a bit of a departure from the usual Pepper Lunch repertoire, as the butter was conspicuously absent. This not only meant a lack of the usual rich aroma, but also a much quieter experience without the usual sizzling sound. The meat slices were propped up on the veggies too, thus further keeping them away from the heat. By the time I brought those slices down to the platter to cook, it wasn't enough to get any good scorch marks on it anymore (some butter might have been helpful).
Taste-wise, it still worked, although I was a bit puzzled at first as to why they provided a sauce on the side when the lamb tasted pretty good on its own. But then I tucked in a slice for a quick dip, and I realized that the sauce was ponzu, presumably done as part of the whole shabu shabu lineage. I still prefer the buttery scorched taste of the other dishes, but at least this was a lot healthier (and much needed after all that artery clogging food last week).