Reinventing the humble dürüm (wrap) with gourmet influences, chefs Kaan Sakarya and Derin Arıbaş say that what sets the quality of their dürüm apart is their meat cooking technique as well as the spices and sauces they use. The ribs in their beef dürüm are slow-cooked for seven to eight hours, while the pickles and mustard sauce served alongside it are made using the chefs’ own recipes. Basta! also serves dürüm with homemade chorizo, smoked chicken and a daily-changing variety of vegetarian ingredients. The chefs’ talent really shines through in the desserts, like the vanilla sütlaç (rice pudding). The prices are decidedly kept reasonable: “At the end of the day, we’re selling street food” says Sakarya.
|Venue name:||Basta! Street Food Bar|
Caferağa Mahallesi, Sakız Sokak No:1/A, Moda
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun 12:00-22:00. Closed Mon.|