My first Philly Cheesesteak from The American Cheesesteak Co.

Growing up in the Philippines, I only heard of the famous Philly Cheesesteak in movies or when watching Food Network. Thus, it shouldn't come as a surprise that last Satuday was the first time I tried a Philly Cheesesteak from The American Cheesesteak Co. in Vancouver.

I have an uncle and cousins in Philadelphia and when I visit my goal is to try a Philly Cheesesteak while in Philly. The same way I was so estatic to eat Japanese Katsu Curry in Japan and Vigan Empanada in Vigan.

The American Cheesesteak Co.

Jomar and I went to St. Paul's Hospital for the last weekend of Lights of Hope and decided to have dinner here. Why? First, it's close to Granville Street where we will take the bus going home and second, I remember seeing the You Gotta Eat Here episode featuring them. Therese and I are attempting to try most of the restaurants John Catucci went to. Here's a map of restaurants the show visited in BC as of Season 5.

The Philly VS New Yorker

Since it's our first time, we tried both Philly and New Yorker Cheesesteak to compare how each city likes their sandwich.

The Philly VS New Yorker at The American Cheesesteak Co.

My first impression? It was hot. Not spicy hot but it's fresh-from-the-kitchen hot. I think I burnt a part of my gums. Couple days after the meal I can't still feel a section of my gums.

Anyway, The Philly and New Yorker both starred shaved prime rib. The difference? New Yorker likes more into their sandwich. The Philly includes cheese, sauteed onion.

On the other hand, the New Yorker has cheese, sauteed mushrooms, peppers + onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and roasted garlic mayo.

So which one we liked better? Jomar and I agreed that we prefer The Philly.

I look forward to visiting more restaurants in the YGEH list!

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