Italian Hero / 義大利英雄重量級三明治
A hero sandwich “by any other name,” would taste as good, and it is certainly known by a lot of other names. It can be called a Po’Boy in New Orleans, a sub or submarine sandwich in Boston, or a hoagie. The name usually refers specifically to those large sandwiches on baguettes or wider french or Italian bread that have a distinct Italian flavor.
Diners may be getting any number of ingredients mixed in with a hero sandwich. A very basic one has two Italian meats, cheese, and is usually topped with vegetables, and pickles. Condiments vary, but instead of mayonnaise or mustard, oil and vinegar are traditionally used to coat both sides of the bread. Heroes may be served cold, or heated with the bread toasted and the cheese melted.