Ultimate Cheesesteak’s Popeye’s Hammered Cheesesteak
PHP 180 – Freshly baked ciabatta bread with USDA beef topped with caramelized onions, melted cheese, olives, spinach, and honey mustard.
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 Popeye’s Hammered Cheesesteak was the most unconventional of the four flavors that we tried tonight. Adding olives, spinach, and honey mustard to the USDA beef, caramelized onions, and melted cheese, it moves away from the traditional and more towards the frou frou. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to my Philly cheesesteaks, preferring it to have just thinly shaved steak, American cheese, caramelized onions, and mushrooms, so I don’t really enjoy people fucking around with it too much. After all, why mess with perfection right? 😉
With that said though, this version was pretty good, the spinach adding an interesting, leafy twist to the classic Philly cheesesteak. I enjoyed it, though I definitely won’t be ordering it again anytime soon, not with a more appealing alternative like their best-selling Kate’s Heavy Bomber. Tasty as this was, it just isn’t what I look for in a Philly cheesesteak.
Verdict: 3.5 / 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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