Philly Cheesesteaks. Deep fried. The Cheese Steak Shop's cooking up a new line of dishes with a cool twist on the cheesesteak, and here's a sneak peek...
Established in California back in 1982, The Cheese Steak Shop specializes in Philadelphia-style cheesesteak sandwiches using grilled steak, onions, sweet and hot peppers, American and provolone cheese and the iconic Anoroso roll. Just like the real thing back in Philly, only at The Cheese Steak Shop. To maintain the standards and authenticity of their products, The Cheese Steak Shop imports most of the components for the iconic cheesesteak, including the mandatory hearth-baked Amoroso roll, made by the family run Amoroso Bakery from Philadelphia.
Inside The Cheese Steak Shop's Amorsolo branch, one is greeted by the aroma of steaks and onions on the grill to whet your appetite. On one side of the wall, one finds vinyl LP records and 8-tracks giving it a hip and retro feel. The bright interiors and friendly staff add a cool and casual vibe, just the place to enjoy an authentic cheesesteak.
The City of Brotherly Love, birthplace of the Philly cheesesteak, is well represented by the Liberty Bell. And if you want a cold brew, just ring the yellow bell and choose from The Cheese Steak Shop's wide variety of imported and local beers.
Start your meal with The Cheese Steak Shop's beverages, including soda floats. A fellow blogger ordered a Cherry Coke Float...
...I go for a classic, a dark bottle of IBC Root Beer with a cool twist cap.
Then, the first of The Cheese Steak Shop's new dishes arrived. The Fried Cheese Steak with Pizza Sauce (7" P 320/10" P 520/15" P 850), the original cheesesteak, deep-fried. Coated in batter and bread crumbs, the whole roll is then submerged and deep-fried until golden brown. Surprisingly, the roll isn't too oily, with each bite delivering a delicious crunch. The melted cheese, onions and grilled steak contrasts with the crisp outer layer, definitely a unique twist on the Philly Cheesesteak. Pour some rich pizza sauce, add some sweet and hot peppers for a burst of flavors. Seriously good.
The Cheesy Chicken Cheese Steak (7" P 280), made from 100% lean chicken breast, and a cool alternative to the standard cheesesteak. The lean chicken version has the same robust flavors as the original cheesesteak, full flavors with less guilt.
The delicious blend of cheese, onions and lean chicken pack so much flavor, I didn't miss the beef at all. Add some hot peppers for an extra kick, and enjoy.
And if you're looking for rice meals, The Cheese Steak Shop's got that covered too. The Cheesesteak Rice (P 170), grilled US steak with cheese sauce on garlic rice...
or with American cheese. I didn't think cheese and rice would work well together, but they do. In a surprising twist to the Philly cheesesteak, the rice version offers the same familiar flavors with the added texture of garlic rice. Different, yet there's something comforting about this dish.
Keep an eye out for The Cheese Steak Shop's food trucks, you just might be surprised when they pop up near you.
And here's more good news. Get your favorite cheese steaks at 50% OFF with The Cheese Steak Shop's Half-Price Cheese Day on August 15. Mark your calendars.
Great new dishes, and an awesome one-day only discount. Sounds like a pretty good deal. If you're looking for an authentic Philly cheesesteak, and some cool twists to the cheesesteak, The Cheese Steak Shop is definitely the place. Special thanks to Mai Uy (L) and her staff for a sneak peek at The Cheese Steak Shop's new dishes.
The Cheese Steak Shop is located at 140 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati or call 555-1818 and 555-0235 for delivery (within the Makati CBD).
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