Ultimate Cheesesteak’s Kate’s Heavy Bomber Cheesesteak
PHP 170 – Freshly baked ciabatta bread with USDA beef topped with caramelized onions, melted cheese, bacon, and mushroom.
After being wowed by Goodfellas’ Pat & Geno’s, I learned that Philly cheesesteaks and ciabatta rolls go exceptionally well together. The crusty/pillowy texture and flat shape of the ciabatta lends itself perfectly to a truly enjoyable Philly cheesesteak. Anchored by this Italian bread, it’s what makes Ultimate Cheesesteak’s offerings special for me.
This Kate’s Heavy Bomber Cheesesteak, their most popular flavor, was easily my favorite among the four that we tried tonight. In addition to the juicy, thinly shaved USDA beef, sweet savory caramelized onions, and gooey melted cheese, it also had my beloved mushrooms and a topping which I had never before experienced in a cheesesteak – BACON!
Simple, elementary, but borderline genius, I can’t believe that I’ve never had bacon in a cheesesteak before, despite having enjoyed them on many occasions, both here and in the US, even Philadelphia. It just makes sense on so many levels. The smokey, crisp, salty earthiness of the bacon went smashingly well with everything else that it felt almost criminal not to include it. I loved how it contrasted beautifully with the spongy mushrooms to make an already scrumptious Philly cheesesteak that much more mouthwatering. Absolutely, unadulteratedly, dee-licious.
As mentioned in my description of the Ultimate Cheesesteak, the size of their cheesesteaks is another characteristic which makes them stand out for me. Relatively small and lesser filled than the manlier offerings at Charlie’s Grind & Grill, Goodfellas, or The Cheese Steak Shop, this more manageable cheesesteak is perfect as a midday snack for a big eater like me, or as a full meal for a petite eater such as Ren, who otherwise would never order an entire cheesesteak for herself, simply because they’re usually too big. Interestingly, this cheesesteak seems to fill a size and price void that I didn’t even know existed, until now.
Verdict: 4 / 5
Ultimate Cheesesteak is located at Midnight Mercato, 34th Street corner 8th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Mobile: 0917-884-5283.
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