For this week's Food Fix with Frolic Hawaii, their contributors posted 4 popular local dishes on their Instagram page. This week, the choice - 4 delicious looking sandwiches. First up - The Machete from Machete's Mean Sandwiches. We're talking about a meaty combo of turkey, pastrami, ham, salami, cheddar and provolone cheese, mayo, onion, lettuce, tomato, oregano and Italian vinaigrette. Next up, the Prime rib French dip from Tommy Bahama with Gruyere cheese, horseradish aioli, Brandy Au jus and honey roasted onions. If that's not for you, what about the "Pho"ggie from La Tour Café with American wagyu beef, house made mayo, Thai basil, red leaf lettuce, shaved onions, cilantro and fresh jalapeño. Last up - the Cubano. That's beer chicken from Sammie's with roast pork, pickles, pastrami and an herb aioli.
The winner is the Pho'ggie. You can pronounce it like the Vietnamese soup dish pho (fuh). Or you can rhyme it with hoagie since it's also a play on that word. It's a delicious sandwich with a toasted La Tour bun. Grace Ryu, frolic contributor, said that the American wagyu beef is cooked in its own Au just sauce so no need for it on the side. As you eat it, the juice drips out. Messy, but it's so worth it. The fresh vegetables on top including the Thai basil, cilantro and fresh jalapeno lends a freshness that you don't usually get in a traditional french dip sandwich. It's delicious and so worth the trip to the location off Nimitz Highway. Added bonus: you can pick up a box of La Tour's famous macaroons for desert.
For more information on the Pho'ggie, go to Frolic Hawaii's page http://www.frolichawaii.com/stories/frolicfoodpic-pho-hoagie-pho-tastic-phoggie.