Friday, 3 July 2015

Review: THE BASAK 바삭 | STRATHFIELD SYDNEY


Last week to celebrate the end of semester 1, I went out with my cousin for some Korean food and a movie! We watched Jurassic World which was a mix of romance, suspense and comedy. Let's not count the amount of times I actually got surprised by the jumpscares.

My cousin decided to visit the Basak which is located very closely to Strathfield Station! Just walk out through the side with the small fountain and walk straight for a little bit. It's on the other side of A'HA Cosmetics.

Address: 10A The Boulevarde, Strathfield, Sydney, NSW
Foods available: They specialise in Korean street stall food! Including Ddeokbkki (rice cake), sundae (Korean blood sausage), kimbab etc.

The store also does takeaway. There were many people who came in and left with their order.


The restaurant itself is quite small, longer than it is wide and gives a very home-y feel. The atmosphere is very relaxed and chill. The area is small but with many spaces to sit at, even for the one person! If you don't mind high chairs and facing the wall of course.


For the patrons, there is a self-service table with various sauces and toppings. There is spring onion and a fried topping for your ddeokbokki. If you can't take spicy, I recommend you to use the toppings.

We ordered two dishes:

The Pork Cutlet Kimbap $8.00



Great value for money. The kimbab is long and completely stuffed with pork cutlet, radish, carrot, cucumber and more. The pork cutlet was succulent and tender with a light crumbed crust. Each kimbap is coated with a thin dash of sesame oil and topped with sesame seeds. Absolutely fragrant.

Ddeokbokki (Spicy Rice Cake Soup) $8.00

Includes a small quantity of fish cake and a generous serving of rice cake. They have five spice levels and we went for the mild (the lowest on the spice radar) but it was still pretty strong. The rice cake was chewy and gets chewier the longer it has been left sitting.

However it was very flavourful, seasoned well and did not only have the taste of gochujang (red pepper paste)


All in all, The Basak 바삭 is a great place for lunch or snack time! The workers speak English, as well as Korean, so do not worry about ordering.

Would love to go back again to try their other kimbaps. Love it!

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