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Cheesesteak Review #32: Chink’s Steaks of Philadelphia

December 31st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

4 out of 5 stars

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My most recent cheesesteak review is coming at the hands of Chink’s Steaks located in Philadelphia.  This review came in the same day as my last review which was Steve’s Prince of Steaks.  Both eateries are within a few miles of each other so if you try one place and don’t like it, you can always just drive a few minutes to the other place.  Like normal I had a regular cheesesteak with provolone and fried onions.

Bread-The roll at Chink’s is unique compared to most other places that I have reviewed.  From the picture below you can see what I am referring too.  The roll was pretty thin, and it was very crispy.  It may not sound that appetizing for a roll to be used with a cheesesteak but I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I hope in the future that I will have the opportunity to review some other places that use the same type of bread.  Besides the texture it was tasty as well.  I really wish I knew where they get their bread from because I would definitely be interested in using it for all types of sandwiches at home.

Cheese-The provolone cheese I requested was very flavorful.  I don’t think they intended for it to be melted throughout the whole sandwich, but there was such a large amount of cheese included that it happened to spread throughout the whole steak sandwich by the time I was finished with it.

Meat-Thankfully they diced up the meat in to small pieces and don’t use big slices of steak.  The steak was seasoned with something that made their meat some of the best steak I have tasted since I started this blog.  The quality of the meat was also outstanding.  There was no fat or gristle nor was it greasy.  They cooked the meat pretty evenly which means I didn’t have to worry about finding any burnt or undercooked pieces.

Amount-The amount of included ingredients is one of the only complaints I have about Chink’s cheesesteak.  The roll was your standard 10 inch roll, but I mentioned earlier that it was thinner than normal.  Other than that there wasn’t much meat included.  I probably could have used a side to go along with the cheesesteak to satisfy my hunger, but I didn’t, so I actually left Chink’s still hungry.  There was tons of cheese so I can’t complain about that however the amount of fried onions was ridiculous.  It was almost as if there were equal amounts of meat and fried onions, and I don’t know of anyone who would be thrilled with those proportions.

Fried Onions-The biggest complaint I had with Chink’s was the fried onions.  First off there were way too many.  You can see what I mean by looking at the picture below.  Other than that, the fried onions were fried too much and they were just about burnt.  I don’t know if that is normal or not for this place, but I hope not.

Chink’s Steaks offers up a very flavorful cheesesteak.  If they increase the amount of meat and wouldn’t have cooked the onions as long they would have gotten a perfect rating of 5 out of 5.  One thing about Chink’s that I was not a fan of was the length of time it took to cook up the cheesesteak.  I guess I should be happy that they are made to order and that they just don’t mass produce them in bulk and hand them out a minute or two after people place the order for them.  It’s a small place and you are almost forced to eat quick so that they can seat their next patrons.  I can get over this i guess since their cheesesteak was really good.  If you aren’t a hardcore cheesesteak fan don’t bother visiting Chink’s because their menu is just cheesesteaks, fries and ice cream.


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  1. January 31st, 2011 at 17:33 | #1

    Wow, that looks great. I have been meaning to make my way out to Chink’s.

  2. admin
    January 31st, 2011 at 23:30 | #2

    Thanks for checking out my blog. I apologize for lack of updates. I kind of got tired of cheesesteaks so I don’t eat nearly as many. I checked out your blog and I found a lot of great reviews. It looks like you frequent Jake’s Sandwich Board. I have heard some good things about that place. After reading some of your posts and looking at some of the pictures I think I definitely want to give them a shot. I like the idea of their pork sandwich. If I go, I will definitely be trying that.

    Do you have any recommendations for cheesesteak reviews?

  3. admin
    January 31st, 2011 at 23:37 | #3

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  4. Karen Fullilove Cook
    June 7th, 2011 at 20:59 | #4

    gotta love chink’s ~ wish i still lived in philly so i could go back to chink’s for a terrific cheesesteak ;)

  5. admin
    June 7th, 2011 at 22:00 | #5

    Thanks for checking out my blog. Chink’s did offer a pretty tasty cheesesteak. Do you have any other recommendations for cheesesteaks around the Philly area? Perhaps you had some other favorites that I should check out.

  6. Fan of Chink’s
    August 25th, 2011 at 10:54 | #6

    Chink’s makes the most delicious cheesesteaks on the planet. If you dislike the quantity and overcooking of their onions, simply mention this to them before ordering on your next visit so that they will make the appropriate adjustments. Also, there is nothing that can be done to speed up the cooking process. Do you want the best tasting cheesesteak on Earth or don’t you? It takes a while to prepare this world-class food. Notice that Chink’s steak is not chopped into a zillion bits because it has so much gristle that it could not be eaten otherwise. Most steak shops do such chopping because they use inferior-quality meat. As for your complaint about the quantity of beef, Chink’s uses seven ounces of gristle-free meat on each sandwich. Other shops use 10 ounces, but three ounces of that is disgusting gristle. Regarding the small size of the restaurant, I never actually eat there. I always take out, calling to order about 30 minutes in advance so that I do not have to wait. I am surprised that you did not mention how nasty the employees can be, because that is my only complaint.

  7. Kevin
    August 25th, 2011 at 20:55 | #7

    Thank’s for checking out my blog. The cheesesteak from Chink’s wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. I’d definitely be willing to give them another try when I am in their neck of the woods. Do you have any other recommendations for cheesesteaks that I haven’t reviewed yet? I will ave two new reviews posted this weekend for Talk of the Town and Leo’s Steaks. Hopefully you’ll come back to my site to check them out. Thanks.

  8. Keron
    November 20th, 2012 at 18:58 | #8

    Mama’s Pizza in Bala Cynwyd is hands down the best ever!

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