The traditional cheesesteak originated in the city of Philadelphia, and is crafted using thin slices of steak that are sauteed on a flat top then loaded into hollowed roll. Optional toppings are added to the sandwich, such as onions and green peppers; and the meat is usually covered with cheese, typically cheez whiz or provolone.
Having never been to Philadelphia, I haven't been able to experience a true, authentic cheesesteak. The popularity of the sandwich, however, allows people all over the United States - and, by extension, the world - to get a taste of the local favourite.
As is expected when a dish is borrowed from another culture, it is adapted to suit local tastes. This is no different in Jamaica. It's no secret that Jamaica is famous for jerked chicken -it is arguably the most well known specialty from the country. Please note the word ARGUABLY in that sentence. Good. During my vacation I was able to sample a local take of the sandwich.
Jerk Chicken Philly
A popular jerk pit serves up a classic Philadelphia Cheesesteak, made with beef; however, they also offer a variation made with juicy, spicy, succulent jerked chicken.