Thursday, 19 February 2015

South African Food at Bunnychow


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had South African food at Bunnychow. Bunnychow doesn't sell rabbit stews or anything containing bunnies at all. Bunnies at Bunnychow are bready bowls. Kind of like a sandwich, but different.

South African Food at Bunny Chow


They recently opened up shop in Soho after roaming the UK in a truck, selling bunnies at festivals and other outdoor events.

South African Food at Bunny Chow

The bunny apparently hails from Durban where they've been a popular street food since the early 1900s. And since they seem to be getting popular here in the UK as well, it looks like they're here to stay.

South African Food at Bunny Chow

Bunny Chow is very much a fast food type place, great before or after a boozy Soho night out. There is a choice of several bunny fillings such as spicy chicken and pulled pork and there is even a breakfast bunny English style.

South African Food at Bunny Chow

I had a wholemeal bunny filled with meatballs and a tomato sauce topped with lots of coriander and crunchy peppers. I don't think my bunny is on their menu anymore, but judging by their brand new menu, I'll have to go back very very soon.


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8 comments:

  1. Interesting! I didn't know about this place - will have to try it. I had bunny chow in South Africa (wrote a blog post about it as well!) but it started off as a quick lunch for Indian workers (so a bread bowl full of curry). The meatball variation sounds yummy!

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    1. Ah. Great to know. It seems there's quite a bit of history behind it.

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  2. I really want to try this place next time I'm in London. I had a bread bowl in Iceland and loved such a simple novelty!

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  3. Great your post.I love everything.Bunny Chow is a South African fast food dish comprising of a bread chunk loaded with meat curry. This formulas makes utilization of chicken.Bunny chow was made in 1940s Durban, South Africa, as a route for settler Indian estate specialists (who were regularly banned from specific bistros amid the politically-sanctioned racial segregation time) to convey their food to the fields. Thanks all!!
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    1. It's a dish with a lot of history, it seems.

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