Sorry for the lame title but I couldn’t help myself. The first time I had a Reuben sandwich was in Philadelphia and it was delicious. Whoever thought of 50 layers of corned beef with swiss cheese, mustard and sauerkraut between rye (I’m guessing a guy named Reuben) and putting a pickle on the side…sheer genius. If you are ever in the Philly area and are hungry after climbing all those stairs Rocky style and doing jump shots at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (like me) then head over to the Reading Terminal Market and get yourself a Reuben sandwich from Hershels East Side Deli. The amount of corned beef in that sandwich was bigger than my face. If you are nowhere near Philly and in little old Perth then go to Five Bar instead. Coincidentally, I was with my Philly travel buddy Kristen and to calm down our slight hunger pains we shared their version of the Reuben sandwich. The nicely toasted rye had a good level of corned beef and mustard, generous for Perth but not as bulky as the one we had from Hershels. As I am not travelling at the moment, it’s nice to reminisce and go back to those treating memories and make some new ones.
THE FOOD JOURNEY