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Unfamiliar_Word t1_jdokavv wrote

I would ordinarily scoff at the idea of eating a an 'American restaurant' when abroad, but this is enough of a curiosity and cheesesteaks are, bafflingly, so rarely well-made outside of their 'native range' that I would encourage you to sample its fare. It would be a Hell of a thing to be able to get in London what seems almost impossible to get in Pittsburgh or Albany^(*).

^(*These are just places where I have ordered inexplicably bad cheesesteaks or seen them ordered.)


Angsty_Potatos t1_jdp5x3e wrote

Dudes that run passyunk ave are expats from here. So not as much of a gamble in this case


Little_Noodles t1_jdp5bqn wrote

Eating cuisines where you don’t expect them can be kind of fun. When I was in London, I went to a Mexican restaurant (American didn’t seem like that big of a leap). The corn was baby corns. It was weird and not great!


Joey_Brakishwater t1_jdq0954 wrote

I got a "cheesesteak" in Syracuse that was steak-ums & Kraft singles on a New England hot dog roll. I wanted to spaz when I got it


ElstonGunn1992 t1_jdrx26r wrote

I still have nightmares about the cheesesteaks I was served in Pittsburgh when I lived there during law school. Hoagies were also terrible, like 90% bread. Then you’d have to deal with yinzers claiming they had a better food scene than us lol


ticonderoga- t1_jdolhil wrote

I think even a bad cheesesteak would be preferable to British “food”


whiskeyworshiper t1_jdpcyie wrote

Nah man British food is good. Sunday roasts, fish & chips, meat pies, a shitload of different cheeses… there’s a lot out of great British dishes. Not even including some of the British Indian cuisine like tikka masala.