We don't get the loin (or "eye") in America, just the strip, and I don't know why the hell not. I feel cheated!
And wow, there is a whole lot going on with bacon, I see, and now I get a bacon education:
Side bacon, or streaky bacon, comes from pork belly. It is very fatty with long layers of fat running parallel to the rind. This is the most common form of bacon in the United States.And in Oz:
Middle bacon is the most common variety and are sold in "rashers". Middle bacon includes the streaky, fatty section along with the loin at one end.Who knew?