C and I are great fans of The Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race hosted by Tyler Florence. We've always wondered how Manila would welcome gourmet food trucks. Mobile food peddlers who sell their wares via push carts are no stranger to our streets, but we've always wondered if food trucks would hit it big in Manila.
Last December, when my family was traveling along Ortigas Ave., we saw this huge food truck parked at the complex of City Center (between Madison and Roosevelt sts.). We knew we had to do a u-turn to get to the other side of the road where this big red truck is.
The Cheese Steak Shop is an original franchise from the U.S. Cheese Steak Shop that is famous all-over California. The Cheese Steak Shop Food Trucks are now roaming the streets of Manila, bringing the taste of authentic Philly cheese steaks to almost every corner of Manila. I have no idea how many food truck they have; but, this food truck has been in the same spot since December of last year.
Our server boasts that almost all of the sandwich's ingredients are all imported from the U.S. commissary. And even the bread for the famous hoagie is imported from Amoroso's Bakery from Philadelphia.
We ordered the 7" classic philly cheese steak, King of Philly, and Italian hoagie, plus sides of onion rings and garlic fries. Sorry no food photos aside from the one of the fries below. The sandwiches were ginormous, and eating them in the car was a feat unto itself. Taking photos in the car was an impossibility. We ate all the sandwiches in the car - drips and food spills, notwithstanding. Yeah, family of gluttons.:)
I found it a bit pricey. But it really tasted soo good... the steak,bread, and fries, it makes it all totally worth it. We will be having some more again very soon!
The Cheese Steak Shop Manila has two branches, located at 140 Amorsolo St. Legaspi Village, Makati and The Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The food truck goes around so it might not be at the City Center in Ortigas by the time you are reading this.
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