As I get older, I find that I’m becoming more and more of a “foodie”…that is, someone who is really into bizarre variations of food, and finding really off-the-beaten-path locations to eat.
Strangely enough, one of the few foods I consider myself a mild expert on is the authentic Philadelphia Cheesesteak. During my many annual trips to Philadelphia (which I’ll be posting about at some point), I’ve eaten at probably 8 of the top 10 best locations to have a cheesesteak, and could talk for hours about the differences between a ‘real’ philly steak and those presented elsewhere, and even the differences between the steak places throughout the City of Brotherly Love.
Apparently the differences can get even more bizarre, as presented in this article from the Philadelphia City Paper about Cheesesteak variants AROUND THE WORLD. It’s a fun read, good way to kill a few minutes. The most bizarre variant? The Vietnamese cheesesteak, which come on a rice flour baguette and are topped with ketchup, chili sauce and mustard….delicious?