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Filipino restaurant serving classics of the cuisine and a wide range of seafood dishes.

Our Review

As the name suggests, Fishpond features more seafood than your average Chicagoland Filipino joint. There's also lots of meat, but we were knocked out by some of the simpler Filipino dishes. The sinigang, for instance, is a superb example of this native soup, fresh bok choy and daikon in a sour tamarind broth. We were also pleased with the kare-kare, oxtail stew with, as the owner told us, "just a little tripe because people expect it." The chicken adobo is also quite tasty, with a nice vinegary tang. Come early and you can try a traditional breakfast of tapsilog, a mound of rice with fried egg and served with cured beef, bacon, or fish. On Wednesday, there’s come-all-ye ballroom dancing instruction in the back room; a buffet is laid out on Wednesday and Friday. There's also a buffet at the weekend brunch, which runs from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

David Hammond

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