I’m generally not the biggest fan of sandwiches – I find them to be kind of boring – but there are exceptions. I do enjoy a good donair or burrito (although I guess those are more “wraps” than actual sandwiches. And a good sandwich overstuffed with loads of meat and cheese is certainly hard to resist. I encountered the latter at American Cheesesteak Co, a fastfood joint specializing in variations of Philly cheesesteaks. I decided to get myself a Koagie and a Big Shot.
Kaogie AKA Korean Hoagie ($13):
This contained prime rib, american cheese, kimchi, sauteed onions, peppers, and spicy miso mayo. The sandwich, although not particularly large, was filled with a very generous amount of filling. Even though I’m not the biggest fan of beef, the meat here was very tender and juicy, and had a wonderful richness when mixed with the american cheese. The kimchi and spicy miso mayo blended very well together, and provided a tremendous amount of flavour. The bread itself was soft, slightly chewy and lightly toasted. This is quite a wet sandwich, and the juices and sauces tended to soak through the bread – I ended up using quite a few napkins to get through this.
Big Shot ($13):
This sandwich contained prime rib with wild mushrooms, provolone, truffle aioli and crispy onions. Once again there was a tremendous amount of filling. I absolutely loved the mushrooms and truffle oil, which provided a great fragrance. The crispy onions also had a great flavour as well as texture. With the absence of sauce, I did find the beef to be a bit bland, although it was still very tender and juicy. This sandwich was considerably drier compared to the Kaogie and much less messy to eat.
I thoroughly enjoyed the sandwiches at American Cheesesteak Co. Although the food did take a while (probably 20 minutes) to prepare, they were worth the wait in my opinion: the sandwiches were very tasty. I do think that their prices are somewhat high – however, I do prefer their food over places like Meat & Bread.