It might seem strange that our city's most famed food
is a sandwich, but along with the other
foods of Porto it has been
taken to new heights of taste and sensation, and is one
of the things that must never be missed when visiting
Unlike our equally famed Custard Tarts the "Little
Frenchie" sandwich or Francesinha is a relatively modern
invention being only 50 years old, and not 150 like the
tarts. However it's rapid spread through the city
and the country has shown how special it is.
With layers of egg, meat, bread, sausage and most
important of all the "special sauce" which is unique to
each restaurant this is a hearty and filling meal eaten
with knife and fork, often served with French fries.
The one common factor in the sauce is that all are
made with beer, but the other ingredients are up to each
chef to create their own interpretation. Try
several different types when you are in our city to see
the similarities yet common features.