Ultimate Cheesesteak’s Ultimate Cheesesteak
PHP 150 – Freshly baked ciabatta bread with USDA beef topped with caramelized onions and melted cheese.
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.
Their basic sandwich, the Ultimate Cheesesteak, is made with just USDA beef, caramelized onions, and melted cheese, which for a cheesesteak traditionalist such as myself, is pretty much all you need (save for the addition of mushrooms). The steak is thinly shaved but moist, the cheese gooey and overflowing, and the caramelized onions savory sweet. Sandwich that between two halves of a crunchy, pillowy, chewy ciabatta roll, and you have a delicious, rave-worthy Philly cheesesteak, that at just PHP 150 for a 6-inch sandwich, is worth every centavo.
Speaking of its size, that’s another characteristic which makes this Philly cheesesteak 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: 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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