The Vietnamese Cheesesteak: Hot Take on a Philly Staple

The Vietnamese Cheesesteak

The Vietnamese Cheesesteak

It can be tricky to mess with a classic, especially one as beloved as the cheesesteak. Tampering with the simple “one whiz wit” could be a fraught with peril but Chad Kubanoff, owner of Same Same, has decided he’s up to the task.

The Vietnamese Cheesesteak” will be making its debut at the Liberty Lands Music Festival and Flea Market, this Saturday, June 4th.

The sandwich layers shaved beef shank with caramelized onions, pickled onions, Laughing Cow cheese on top of banh mi bread. This is all topped off with a concoction Kubanoff dubs “Jawn Sauce,” which is a special blend of oyster sauce, soy sauce, and garlic.

The sandwich gets it’s inspiration from a discontinued Same Same menu item called “The Vietjawn.”

“People loved it,” said Kubanoff, “so I knew I had to bring those flavors profiles back in some way.”

Though the sandwich won’t be available at the brick-and-mortar shop, Same Same will be at a featuring it at their outdoor catering events. And if Kubanoff gets his way, you might be able to snag it at a Same Same food truck in the future.

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