What to eat in Phila areas, 1st timer

Here for work till next week, in the Reading and Phila areas. Any recommendations for Dim Sum and cheesesteak? I can drive back and forth.

I've tried a local place for cheesesteak already, but they had mariana sauce on the thing. It was strange, but maybe thats just me.

There are tons of Dim Sum joints in Phila, but what's good that's not repackaged frozen shit. Something that semi-handmade.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There is a large Vietnamese community around King of Prussia. Get some Pho.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Really? Only like 2 Asian restaurants show up on Google Map and neither has "pho" in their name.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Vietnamese Restaurants in King of Prussia

        https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g52930-c41-King_of_Prussia_Pennsylvania.html

        https://menupages.com/pholicious/160-n-gulph-rd-king-of-prussia

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      lots of better food to be had in KoP if bothering to make the trip

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pat's and Gino's are memes that should only be purchased from on a drunken night out

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't done dim sum in forever but chinatown is your best bet in the city proper

    There are plenty of cheesteak places, I would avoid the tourist meme ones though

    Personally I like joe's in fishtown, accross the street from Jhonny Brenda's

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I lived in Philly for 5 years. Never did I see marinara sauce on a cheesesteak unless you mean it was some specialty cheesesteak. Usually, it's just steak, cheese, fried onions, *maybe* green peppers, and black pepper on a white roll.

      I'll second Chinatown. Just go into a random restaurant. It's like a 70+% chance it's gonna be good. And Hop Sing Laundromat is out there if you want some cool cocktails.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        lots of people put sauce on their steaks. less common at the dedicated steak places.
        theres also a thing called a cheesesteak hoagie that comes with lettuce and tomato

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You can get sauce on a steak anywhere, but usually nobody just puts it on by default unless you order the special steak or whatever they happen to call it

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            yeah i dont think ive ever seen a place add sauce by default. op must have ordered the wrong thing

      • 2 months ago
        Is my job killing my gains?

        mushrooms quite common as well - agreed that pizza steaks are not as popular here as some people think

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >chinatown for dimsum
      I stopped going to dimsum in Chinatown after I moved out of the area and bought a house. I like Wokano in South Philadelphia.

      I lived in Philly for 5 years. Never did I see marinara sauce on a cheesesteak unless you mean it was some specialty cheesesteak. Usually, it's just steak, cheese, fried onions, *maybe* green peppers, and black pepper on a white roll.

      I'll second Chinatown. Just go into a random restaurant. It's like a 70+% chance it's gonna be good. And Hop Sing Laundromat is out there if you want some cool cocktails.

      >Never did I see marinara sauce on a cheesesteak unless you mean it was some specialty cheesesteak.
      Pizzasteak. Swaps the typical provolone, American or whiz options for mozzarella.

      https://i.imgur.com/wH0frnr.jpg

      Here for work till next week, in the Reading and Phila areas. Any recommendations for Dim Sum and cheesesteak? I can drive back and forth.

      I've tried a local place for cheesesteak already, but they had mariana sauce on the thing. It was strange, but maybe thats just me.

      There are tons of Dim Sum joints in Phila, but what's good that's not repackaged frozen shit. Something that semi-handmade.

      idk if it's still there, but at one of the hoodiest hoods in the area, the corner of Girard and Belmont, there is or used to be a truck run by an old Asian couple that does really good, really cheap cheesesteaks. Really, though, just about anywhere that's not the touristy places will be decent enough. One caveat: I've heard people who don't really like cheesesteaks say that "the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia is the one you're not having," a droll comment on how everyone had a place they prefer but none are actually good.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I reccomend going to Boccella's Deli in Havertown, it's like 30 minutes from center city. Their 12" cheesesteak is only $10 and comes with a pound of meat, it's great value for money delicious. Get it with fried onions, hot cherry peppers, and sharp provolone. You won't be dissappointed.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I remember when $10 was a lot for a steak...

      People bitched at the now closed place around the corner from me raised the from $5 to $6 back when I was in highschool around 2010

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        food prices have increased so much in the past 3 years man

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's because the globalist corporate / political complex scum are trying to incite violent revolt in the U.S. via starvation and social unrest so they can justify employing totalitarian control over the nation.

          What's worse is that you can't vote your way out of it, as they control the votes too...

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Okay, noted will check in later today.

      yeah i dont think ive ever seen a place add sauce by default. op must have ordered the wrong thing

      You can get sauce on a steak anywhere, but usually nobody just puts it on by default unless you order the special steak or whatever they happen to call it

      I lived in Philly for 5 years. Never did I see marinara sauce on a cheesesteak unless you mean it was some specialty cheesesteak. Usually, it's just steak, cheese, fried onions, *maybe* green peppers, and black pepper on a white roll.

      I'll second Chinatown. Just go into a random restaurant. It's like a 70+% chance it's gonna be good. And Hop Sing Laundromat is out there if you want some cool cocktails.

      The place gave it a cool name instead of just cheesesteak, so that must have been why the sauce was there. I wont say what shop it was, but yeah it tasted just like spaghetti.

      Vietnamese Restaurants in King of Prussia

      https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g52930-c41-King_of_Prussia_Pennsylvania.html

      https://menupages.com/pholicious/160-n-gulph-rd-king-of-prussia

      Okay, those are across the highway, but I'll check them out later.

      I really just wanted Xiu Mai and I dont know if the parking trouble is worth it in Chinatown. I was there once years ago and it was nice for walking, but not driving - like this time.

  5. 2 months ago
    Is my job killing my gains?

    Angelo's for pizza OR cheesesteaks.
    John's Roast Pork for cheesesteaks or roast pork/broccoli rabe/sharp provo sandwiches.
    Santucci's for a different type of pizza (square, sauce over chz).
    DeLorenzo's for classic Trenton/central NJ style.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks, will check them out and report back later.

      I remember when $10 was a lot for a steak...

      People bitched at the now closed place around the corner from me raised the from $5 to $6 back when I was in highschool around 2010

      food prices have increased so much in the past 3 years man

      That's because the globalist corporate / political complex scum are trying to incite violent revolt in the U.S. via starvation and social unrest so they can justify employing totalitarian control over the nation.

      What's worse is that you can't vote your way out of it, as they control the votes too...

      OP here, Im no stranger to unorthodox combinations, but the mariana did not work. It did not add meatiness or sweet, or anything. It was just straight up canned tomato and still acidic as shit.

      Also, is precooked steaks the norm, while cook-to-order is more of a premium thing?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What do you mean precooked? Most places are cook to order afaik, the meat takes like a minute or two tops. If you mean to order like "I want it medium" nobody really does that

        And yeah idk what fucked up place you went to get that

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    get some takeout and bring it to the Kensington Ave train station. sit down on the steps and eat your meal normally. you will be on live stream and many commenters will be very confused at the normie attempting to enjoy a nice meal in the midst of this hellscape https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk0L81oNubE

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why don't you head down to Pat's or Geno's, get yourself a nice cheesesteak wit wizz haha

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