Restaurant Kod ribiča in Jasenovac with its 45 years of tradition and grill and fish specialties has been bringing joy to the people of Croatian Posavina and their dear guests here in the outskirts of Slavonia for decades now. Situated next to a rather quiet road in its own kind of peace and calm with brick details and taxidermied freshwater fish on the walls, Ribič just entices you to pull over and try their specialties.
Although Ribič takes great pride in its grilled meat dishes, the menu includes three intriguing fish dishes: fish salad, fish crepe and the classic fish stew. We were mostly interested in the fish crepe which trully lived up to our expectations. A branded dish you can only have here. It’s based on a crepe which is fried and stuffed with tiny white fish chunks and served with Tartar sauce. Local white wine Škrlet Florijanović from Popovača does a great job complementing this dish. An excellent combination without excessive seasonings. It’s delicious, interesting, different and it’s disguised so good that even people who don’t prefer fish will like it.
We continue with the river theme, which makes perfect sense given that we’re just 200 metres from the Sava River. We have a varied grill selection (zander, sturgeon, catfish) as well as fried versions of these three fish varieties. They offer a total of 15 fish dishes. They don’t change the menu throughout the year, but they do offer fresh seasonal ingredients during the day for lunch. They try to use homemade produce as much as possible so it would be ideal to try some of the region’s meat specialties, such as lamb and spit-roasted suckling pig at incredibly affordable prices. You also have steak a la Jurić (family last name), the classic schnitzel with mushroom sauce. When it comes to house meat specialties, you have Jasenovac steak with a sunny-side-up egg and potatoes with cream as side dish.
Graševina (Welschriesling) Krauthaker, Kutjevo Graševina and the already mentioned Šrklet Florijanović are the recommended white wines. When it comes to red wines, they point out Pinot noir Belje and local Frankovka (Blaufränkisch) Florijanović, whose intensity and fruitiness go great with the main course of the day – zander in red sauce with green pasta with curry prepared to their very own recipe. An incredible combination of Croatian fish and Eastern spices you should definitely try and give your palate a surprise.
But you should leave some room for dessert. First we have tačkrle, stuffed potato dough with plum jam, in a sauce made from wine, plums, cinnamon and a few secret ingredients the smiling owner has no intention of giving away. Tačkrle is originally a Czech specialty and here they’ve given it a Slavonian twist. It tastes great, juicy, sweet and sour at the same time. In addition to tačkrle, you have all possible kinds of crepes.
Contact number: 044/672-066; 098/9367-406
Working hours: January, Frebruary: 11:00 - 18:00
March - December: 9:00 - 21:00
Weekend and 12:00 - 20:00
Region: Central Croatia
Address: Vladimira Nazora 14, 44324 Jasenovac
Price range: 100-200kn