Amoroso Rolls…the Secret to Authentic Philly Cheese Steak?

Read FirstThe Cheese Steak Shop: Authentic Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich, Anyone?

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The Cheese Steak Shop’s The King of Philly!

Ever since my first visit to The Cheese Steak Shop in Manila (where I was disappointed with the quality of their bread), I’ve always wondered how an Amoroso Roll would taste like. Some say most shops in Philly use Amoroso Rolls to serve that authentic Philly Cheese Steak experience.

In my recent trip to the Bay Area, I decided to find The Cheese Steak Shop to try out the Amoroso…

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We were staying near Union Square, and I decided to walk all the way to the first and original branch of The Cheese Steak Shop in California in Divisadero, San Francisco.

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The shop looks like a neighborhood store that’s a bit run-down through the years.

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Click here for a large version of the menu.

I learned that their most popular cheese steaks are:

  • 10″ Philly Cheese Steak ($6.39) with white american cheese;
  • King of Philly ($8.19) with extra meat and cheese on the 10″ Philly Cheese Steak;
  • 7″ Philly Cheese Steak ($4.49); and
  • Mushroom and Cheese Philly Cheese Steak.

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7″ Philly Cheese Steak ($4.49). Steak sandwich with 100% beef loin, thinly sliced and chopped on the grill melted with white american cheese, grilled onions, and hot sweet peppers.

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The Amoroso Rolls are really soft but still firm enough to hold the steaks, onions, peppers, and the oil without breaking. The Amoroso makes a lot of difference because you can enjoy a soft roll that does not fill you up easily.

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The Cheese Steak Shop is proud of their partnership with Amoroso’s, which is one of the secrets behind their authentic Philly Cheese Steak.

Back in Manila…

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The Cheese Steak Shop finally had their grand opening when their shipment of Amoroso Rolls arrived.

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The rolls are individually quick-frozen and shipped to Manila so that Filipinos can enjoy them. 🙂

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When served, the rolls are super soft and have a nice, textured surface. It can hold all the oily ingredients firmly. Try it!

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Aside from the Amoroso Roll, I love the hot and sweet peppers on my Philly Cheese Steak. 🙂

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Most of the ingredients are imported to keep the authenticity of the Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches. 🙂

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The Chicken Sandwiches are also now available in Manila. 🙂 But I still prefer the classic Philly Cheese Steak (I reco you upsize it to the King of Philly).


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The Cheese Steak Shop Divisadero
Divisadero St., San Franscisco, California

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The Cheese Steak Shop Manila
Original Philadelphia Style Sandwich
G/F The E-Hotel Makati, (near Milky Way)
906 A. Arnaiz St. (formerly Pasay Road)
Telephone: +632 555-0235
Facebook: Cheese Steak Shop Manila

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Full Disclosure: We don’t know the owners of the Divisadero branch, but we know the owner of the local franchise of The Cheese Steak Shop. We became friends after our first visit in The Cheese Steak Shop in Manila. 🙂

P.S. The Cheese Steak Shop Manila’s Grand Opening Promo — Buy One Take One Philly Cheese Steak is extended until this Sunday, November 27. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Amoroso Rolls…the Secret to Authentic Philly Cheese Steak?

  1. i did not like their cheesesteak i prefer elbert’s good thing we dined during the buy 1 take 1 promo and did not pay full price. The beef was super chopped up that you can’t feel the texture anymore and it’s not seasoned well too and you can’t taste the cheese. After tasting their cheesesteaks, i was not surprised that even if there’s a buy 1 take 1 promo the place is not packed. I was there around 8pm it should be a peak hour in makati.

  2. very mouth-watering!!! I got hungry by just looking at the pictures! I want to try it, especially the 15-inch one. Good to know that they are just in Makati. 🙂

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