The peameal bacon at When the Pig Came Home, a delightful little deli in the Junction, is probably twice as thick as any other peameal that I’ve had. It’s also twice as good.
They have a bunch of optional toppings, but the Original Peameal Sandwich is quite simple, with just peameal, baby kale, tomato, and Maple aioli.
The bacon is substantial and cooked to order; it’s phenomenal. It’s super tender (and it isn’t dry at all, which tends to be an issue with peameal), and features a really satisfying level of saltiness that lets the flavour of the pork shine through.
None of the toppings particularly stand out, and I mean that in a good way — they step back and let the bacon be the star of the show.
The bun is great too — it’s nice and fresh, with a crackily exterior that gives the sandwich a decent amount of texture.