The atmosphere in Kiko’s is very unique. It is a family owned restaurant that has been serving Bosnian food since 2003. When you first walk into the restaurant it’s glaringly obvious that this is a hot spot for Chicago Serbians. Most people will look at you with those, “I don’t know you… what are you doing here” eyes, but once you are seated (in the summer there is a lovely outdoor area) the strange looks subside and everyone continues to speak in their native language to their family and friends.
|Pastrmka na žaru in my own kitchen!|
For dinner, my mom couldn’t pass up the Sarma and my dad was more than excited about the Gulaš (we figured it was like goulash), Christian had wiener schnitzel and I had the Pastrmka na žaru (rainbow trout). This dish was noted as being a favorite on the menu and I love fish, so I figured it had to be good. It turned out to be a whole roasted trout served with rice (or fries) and krautsalat. Luckily, ever since my trip to Ghana, I’ve had a love affair with fish served whole… so this dish looked AHmazing! And it tasted amazing too! It came with an intense garlic/parsley oil (super tasty, but über garlicky) and it was simply delicious, I don’t really know how else to describe it! The fries were pretty good and the krautsalat tasted just like Oma’s!
|In the market waiting for my take out|
Tonight, I decided to order for pick up (for no other reason than I was too comfy in my sweatpants to put real pants on). I again ordered by favorite fish dish, but this time I got to enjoy it in my own kitchen. When you order for take-out, you have to pick it up in the market section. It’s a little market where you can get Bosnian specialties and I indeed got some for myself! I got a jar of ajvar, fresh made kajmak, and some chocolate (including a Kinder Bueno… my all time fav).