Basak is a tiny restaurant in Strathfield with a small menu of Korean street food. I love having meals where you can try lots of different things.
They have what I describe as Korean sushi called Kimbap. I ordered the Basak Kimbap ($5, above photo) which had seaweed wrapped rice, tofu, radish, carrot and cucumber. The textures were very similar to sushi but I could see the Korean flavours coming through. Korean flavours are bold and less subtle than Japanese flavours. It was a nice dish.
A very traditional Korean dish is the spicy rice noodle called Dukboki. A big warning sign for chili lovers, I ordered the one chili spicy sign of the spicy rice noodle ($8, below) and I really struggled with the level of heat. For those with a limited chili palette, I suggest mild. It was so SPICY! You can self service in terms of topping up the spring onion and fried tempura flakes.
I also ordered some fried seaweed noodle rolls ($2 for 3, below). It provided a bit of crunch and I've had a similar in Japanese restaurants. Overall, I found Basak to be a cheap and cheerful hole in the wall in Strathfield. I really liked all the snacks I purchased; the kimbap was actually quite filling in the end and I shared all these snacks with a gal pal.
Prices: $2-$8 per snack
Location: 10A the Boulevard, Strathfield. Not far from the station
Summary: Lisa's Rating:
Food: 7/10 for cheap and cheerful eatery
Customer Service: 7/10