good pork sandwich
- kasia Jan 21, 2005 05:48 PM
Just recently went for take-out at Mr.Jerk on Wellesley east of Parliament. Highly recommend their pork sandwich Caribbean style (on coco bun; don't know what the non-Caribbean option would be). The sweetness of the bread created a pleasing contrast with the spiciness of the meat. The pork was beautifully juicy, not overcooked. Very tasty, makes an excellent snack.
Wasn't as impressed with their rice and peas mains though. We had a jerk chicken dinner, and a chicken fricasse dinner. The jerk was okay, but the other chicken was much too salty (and it needed more sauce). However, the meat again was very moist. The dinners were also skimpy on coleslaw.
I hear that they also make very good rotis.
Used to get great ones at the old Macedonian Restaurants that no longer exist! What really works is to take some on a hike in nice weather. But make them yourself using fresh out of the oven garlicky roast pork, with olive oil sauteed/seeded hot banana peppers, salt & pepper, good thick slices of bread, simple and effective as the bread absorbs the flavours. Some very few places that make Italian sandwiches, roast Porcetta, don't see it very often. But I did last week way up on the west side plaza on Weston Rd. a minute north of Rutherford Rd. Fresh roast is essential!!! Anyone help Kasia with inner city freshly roasted Porcetta???
For a fantastic Ecuadorian pork sandwich check out La Fiesta at the NE corner of Vaughan and Oakwood. This little mom and pop hole in the wall is nothing fancy but Jose claims he has been making the pork with the same recipe for 16 years, and at $3.99 including soda price-wise it cannot be beat.
Don't know if they are still doing it, but one time I was in B espresso bar on Queen East, and they had a killer Porchetta sandwich... Good pizza too.