Cheese. Steak. Cheese and steak. Need we say any more? Who doesn't love these amazing delicacies? They're two of the greatest foods ever and lovers of deliciousness have a lot to thank Philadelphia for. After all, the American city is the home and namesake of the famous Philly cheese steak. Thinly cut slices of beef topped with melted cheese and shoved inside a soft roll of bread – is this what heaven tastes like? Probably. The sandwich has become famous worldwide and is hugely popular in Australia where there are a number of great American eateries. Here, we take a look at some of the best of these American sandwiches to order in Melbourne.
1. Bourbon Bacon
Melbourne residents are extremely lucky, as there's a restaurant in the area that specialises in original and unique Philly cheese steaks. This is Sparrow's Philly Cheesesteaks, where there are more than ten different options to choose from. Sometimes you have to stray from the classic fillings and when you're ready to do so the brilliant Bourbon Bacon is waiting for you. This sandwich is as good as it sounds, trust us. It features your standard Philly fillings along with smoked bacon and bourbon BBQ sauce. You may even struggle to go back to the original after tasting this.
2. Philly Cheesesteak Spring Roll
If you fancy an Asian twist on the iconic American dish, check out the unique, inventive offering on the menu at Belleville. Instead of serving up Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches, the highly skilled chefs here have come up with the Philly Cheesesteak Spring Roll. This could well be fusion cuisine at its best. Bite into the light and crispy spring roll coating and then meet the perfect partnership of steak and cheese. For the full experience, dip it into the honey mustard aioli. They're ideal to share with friends - you won't want to, though, believe us.
3. Porterhouse Steak Sanga
Those looking for hearty cuisine from Down Under should check out El Coco, where there's an Australian take on the Philadelphian sandwich. This sandwich differs slightly from the American classic: it features thick cuts of porterhouse rather than thin steak slices. The chefs have also opted for a slightly nutty Swiss cheese to compliment the meat. If you want a pure Philly this may not be for you, but if you want a jam-packed meaty Australian offering then this is where it's at. Give it a try today to see which country will reign supreme.
4. Hot Pepper Steak
The sandwiches at Sparrow's Philly Cheesesteaks are so good, we had to give them a double shout out. There are just so many prime offerings on the menu here, you'll be salivating at the mere description of each. For our second selection, we've delved into the Classic Cheese Steaks section of the menu and chosen the awesome Hot Pepper Steak. This one features fiery jalapeños for a delightful little kick. That additional bit of Mexican spice makes this one of the most popular items on the menu – find out what the fuss is about today.
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