Philly Cheesesteak with a KEWPIE Mayonnaise and Ichimi Togarashi Twist


Savor this reinvented classic. Our Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich is a dish that marries the hearty goodness of traditional Philly Cheesesteak with an unexpected twist. Envision tender, thinly sliced steak, sautéed with onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms, each element lending its unique flavor and texture to the mix. The addition of provolone cheese introduces a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth quality that’s both comforting and indulgent. This sandwich is not just a meal; it’s a beloved classic, reimagined with a few bold and innovative touches.

Kewpie Synergy

The twist in this tale comes from the fusion of KEWPIE Mayonnaise and Ichimi togarashi. This blend is more than just a sauce; it’s a flavorful bridge that connects the rich, savory notes of the steak and veggies with a creamy, spicy zest. KEWPIE Mayonnaise, with its smooth texture and umami-rich profile, complements the fiery kick of Ichimi togarashi, creating a one of a kind flavor profile. This combination brings a new dimension to the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, elevating it from a classic favorite to a mind blowing meal.


Makes 2 sandwiches

  • 8 oz thinly sliced steak, such as shaved rib-eye
  • ¼ onion, sliced
  • 4 mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ red or green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 slices provolone cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil
  • 2 hoagie rolls, toasted

For the Sauce

  • 3 Tbsp. KEWPIE Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. Ichimi togarashi (ground dried chili peppers)


  1. Veggie Sauté: In a pan, heat 2 tsp. olive oil. Sauté onions and bell peppers for a few minutes, add mushrooms and a pinch of salt, cooking until lightly browned. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Steak Cooking: Using the same pan, add another tsp. of olive oil and cook the steak. Reintroduce the veggies, season with salt and pepper, divide into two portions, and top each with a slice of cheese.
  3. Sauce Preparation: Mix KEWPIE Mayonnaise and Ichimi togarashi in a bowl. Spread this sauce on the toasted rolls.
  4. Assembly: Fill each roll with the steak, veggie, and cheese mixture. Serve immediately.

Kewpie Pro Tip

To elevate your Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, focus on the quality of the steak and the balance of flavors in the sauce. The steak should be thinly sliced for tenderness and quick cooking. When preparing the sauce, adjust the amount of Ichimi togarashi based on your heat preference, ensuring it harmonizes with the creamy KEWPIE Mayonnaise. This sandwich is all about the interplay of textures and flavors – the softness of the bread, the savory steak and veggies, the melted cheese, and the kick of the sauce. Each component plays a vital role and Kewpie brings it all together.

Kewpie Mayonnaise 500g (Product of Japan)