High steaks contest

Mickey Phull, from The Karalee on Preston, Adam Knox, from The Belmont, and Shibu Aravindakshan, from Junction Grill Crown Perth, prepare for WA's Best Steak Sandwich event. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d417817
Mickey Phull, from The Karalee on Preston, Adam Knox, from The Belmont, and Shibu Aravindakshan, from Junction Grill Crown Perth, prepare for WA's Best Steak Sandwich event. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d417817

With each having their own secret ingredient that they did not want to share, the chefs from The Belmont, Como’s The Karalee on Preston and Crown Perth’s Junction Grill, as well as 2013 champion Merrywell, will go up against nearly 40 metropolitan venues vying for the title.

The Karalee on Preston’s head chef Mickey Phull said their creation was a ‘first class sandwich’ with fresh ingredients and secret flavours, while The Belmont’s Adam Knox said their sandwich had regulars coming back for years.

The steaks are high between Crown Perth neighbours Merrywell and Junction Grill, with the latter hoping to knock the reigning champ off the throne.

Junction Grill’s chef de cuisine Shibu Aravindakshan said it was flavour in his steak sandwich that made it stand out from the rest.

Australian Hotels Association chief executive Bradley Woods said steak sandwiches were an Aussie icon and a highlight of any pub menu.

‘They pull together great ideas, home-style cooking, fresh local produce and beautiful Australian beef,’ he said.

‘We want people to know that no matter where you are in WA, you can find a unique, delicious and fresh steak sandwich that represents great value for money.’

Our local competitors:

The Belmont ” 74 Wright Street, Cloverdale;
The Karalee on Preston ” 25 Preston Street, Como;
Junction Grill, Crown Perth ” Great Eastern Highway, Burswood;
Merrywell, Crown Perth ” Great Eastern Highway, Burswood.