The 12 May is National Steak Sandwich Day. So this year, with COVID restrictions eased, we all need to think about heading out and celebrating it.
The steak sandwich is a popular staple at pubs all over Australia and is a cheaper way to enjoy a steak.
So what makes a great steak sandwich? Obviously the type of steak and how it is cooked, but is it the caramelised onions, pineapple, mustard, BBQ sauce, type of cheese, toffee onions, tomato, mayonnaise, type of lettuce, beetroot or any of the other ingredients found in steak sandwiches across the country?
It could be the bacon, or the prawns, or the egg, or aioli, or the halloumi, or the onion rings, or the relish, or pickle either on the sandwich or on the side. The bread or roll used is definitely important, with Turkish bread being very popular.
Like the Chicken Parmigiana and the burger, other popular pub staples, steak sandwiches vary depending upon the Chef and the people ordering it.
In 2019, the best steak sandwich in the country was awarded to The Oaks in Neutral Bay by the Australian Hotel Association (AHA).
The AHA in Western Australia is has just announced the finalists for that state’s 2021 Best Steak Sandwich. The winner will be announced after a cook off this month in front of a judging panel. This is particularly exciting as there was no award last year due to COVID restrictions, so having the competition back this year is a way of showing that things are returning to normal.
60 venues across the state battled it out to get to the finals, and thousands of votes were cast by the public to determine who will face the judges this coming week.
So we will shortly know what those in WA think should be on a steak sandwich, what do you like on yours?