Japanese-style Cheesesteak


Japanese-style Cheesesteak

Tokyo Twist Cheesesteak

This Japanese twist on the classic Philly Cheesesteak is a delicious fusion of American and Japanese cuisine. The thinly sliced beef is cooked with soy sauce and mirin, giving it a sweet and savory flavor that pairs perfectly with the melted cheese and crispy bread.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

15 minutes

35 minutes

4 servings


Pescatarian, Dairy-free (without cheese), Gluten-free (with gluten-free bread)

Wheat (in bread)

Vegetarian, Vegan, Kosher, Halal, Low-sodium


This Japanese-style Cheesesteak uses thinly sliced beef instead of the traditional ribeye steak, and is cooked with soy sauce and mirin for a sweet and savory flavor. The sandwich is also served on crispy bread, rather than a soft hoagie roll. We alse have the original recipe for Cheesesteak, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 550 kcal / 2300 KJ
  • Fat: 25g (12g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 45g (10g sugars)
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 2.5g


  1. 1.
    In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce and mirin.
  2. 2.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. 3.
    Add the onion and bell pepper to the skillet and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Add the beef to the skillet and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. 5.
    Pour the soy sauce mixture over the beef and vegetables and stir to combine.
  6. 6.
    Top the beef mixture with the provolone cheese and cover the skillet until the cheese is melted, about 2-3 minutes.
  7. 7.
    Divide the beef mixture evenly among the hoagie rolls and serve immediately.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For best results, use thinly sliced beef from your local Japanese or Asian grocery store.
  • Soy sauce — Use a high-quality soy sauce for the best flavor.
  • Mirin — If you can't find mirin, you can substitute with a mixture of rice vinegar and sugar.

Tips & Tricks

  • To make the beef easier to slice, freeze it for 30 minutes before slicing.
  • If you prefer a spicier sandwich, add some sliced jalapenos or sriracha sauce to the beef mixture.
  • For a healthier option, use whole wheat hoagie rolls and low-fat cheese.

Serving advice

Serve the Japanese-style Cheesesteak hot, with a side of Japanese pickles or a simple green salad.

Presentation advice

Cut the sandwich in half diagonally and serve on a wooden board or platter for a rustic presentation.