Ultimate Cheesesteak’s Wax’s Famous Flamethrower
PHP 160 – Freshly baked ciabatta bread with USDA beef topped with caramelized onions, melted cheese, and jalapenos.
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.
However, among the four cheesesteak flavors that we tried tonight, this Wax’s Famous Flamethrower was far and away my least favorite, which is ironic because I normally enjoy a lot of heat in my food. It’s pretty much the exact same sandwich as the Ultimate Cheesesteak, but with the addition of jalapenos. A LOT of jalapenos.
Like the Ultimate Cheesesteak, the steak is thinly shaved but moist, the cheese gooey and overflowing, the caramelized onions savory sweet, and the ciabatta roll crusty, pillowy, and pleasantly chewy. But if you don’t enjoy too much heat in your food, then I suggest you steer clear from this one because it gets pretty darn hot, especially after a few bites. I adore spicy food, but even I have to concede that there were way too many jalapenos in this one to make it pleasurable. I know that jalapenos aren’t cheap, which is why I appreciate the generosity, but I believe that the overabundance in this case detracted from the overall experience.
It’s important to point out that it wasn’t the heat which I found distasteful. Midway through the sandwich, there was a lingering, cumulative, overpowering bitterness in my mouth from all the jalapenos that wasn’t at all pleasurable. The first few bites were great, but after a while, that was pretty much all I could taste, which was a shame because everything else about this cheesesteak was very good.
Verdict: 2.75 / 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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