People have different tastes so there is no one who can tell you that a certain place has the best Philly cheesesteak, but you alone. Because of different personal preferences, there is actually no definite answer to which place sells the best Philly cheesesteak. There are people who enjoy toasted and crispy rolls but others like soft and chewy ones. Cheesesteaks that drip with grease are enjoyed by some but others don’t want too much grease that makes the roll soggy. There are those who prefer thin slices of meat but others want larger slices or small chunks. What is important is to know the ingredients of great cheesesteaks. So, if you know the ingredients of a great cheesesteak, try eating it in different places and choose your personal favorite.
A solid roll is something that all great cheesesteaks have. The roll should be chewy; not too tough or too airy. Amoroso rolls are popular but there are places that make their own rolls. The rolls must be chewy whether Amoroso or whatever brand. Cheesesteaks should not use potato rolls.
The meat in the cheesesteak should fill the roll generously. There should be no space in the roll that has no meat. The cheesesteak should have beef in it. But there are other places where chicken is substituted for beef. While both chicken and beef cheesesteaks are delicious, you should go for beef if you are a first-timer.
The only types of cheese used for cheesesteak are Cheez Whiz, American cheese or Provolone cheese. No other kind of cheese will do.
Great cheesesteak will also have great toppings. Cheesesteak is great with fried onions. Cheesesteak takes better with friend onions. Hot or sweet peppers as toppings also taste great. If you want a fancy cheesesteak, then you can add more toppings to your basic onions and peppers. There are those who add pizza sauce which makes it a pizza cheesesteak. If you add tomatoes, lettuce, and mayo, then you have a cheesesteak hoagie. All these types of cheesesteaks are delicious in their own rights. If you are a first-time, stick with the original, simple, classic cheesesteak which is beef cheesesteak with fried onions and American cheese.
If you want to have a pleasant experience ordering cheesesteak then you should know how to order it correctly. Here are some tips.
Don’t say Philly cheesesteak when you are in Philly. They will take you to be a tourist. You can say Philly if you’re in LA.
Cheese choices are only Cheez Whiz, American, and Provolone cheese. Don’t ask for Swiss cheese.
Just say wit or without. This refers to onions.
Minimize the words to convey what you want. So don’t say cheesesteak when you order especially if that is the only thing that they serve. If you want cheesesteak with Cheez Whiz and fried onions say Whiz wit. If you want cheesesteak with provolone cheese without onions say Prov witout.