Bifana, one of Porto’s most famous munchies, consists in thinly sliced pork, quickly stewed in a
spicy tomato sauce and surrounded by a delicious and crackling white bread.
In Porto, if you’re passing by and you happen to see a big frying pan with a reddish boiling sauce on a bar’s window, just go inside and try the Bifana.
Inside the pan there’s pork seasoned the day before with a well kept secret, and stewed in a sauce that has some alchoolic beverages, tomato and some more secrets… Each bar has it’s own.
The meat is tender and soft and really tasty, and for those that worry about spicy food, it’s not very strong.
One of the most famous places to eat Bifana is Conga, very close to Rivoli theather, Bolhão market and the town hall.
If you want to try something different go for quail, stewed on the same sauce. The waiters call them chicken, or little birds.
Close to S. Bento station you’ll find some places to have a nice Bifana; Adega Quim and Viseu no Porto are two places where you can grab one, but always with the golden rule, have it the northern beer – Super Bock!
Conga- Casa das Bifanas
Rua do Bonjardim 314
Adega do Quim
Rua da Madeira 226
Viseu no Porto
Rua da Madeira 212