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The South African Bunny Chow truck has morphed into a permanent restaurant / fuelling stop in Wardour Street. Opened in late September, its offerings of hollowed out loaves where the centres are replaced with hearty fillings, from their signature ‘monkey gland’ (meatballs peppers and ‘monkey gland’ sauce) to Bunny Dog (mini Cumberland sausages, onion gravy, blue cheese and mustard), are looking for new devotees. It’s not exactly sophisticated stuff – it’s up to diners whether they eat with their hands or use cutlery – but it promises to be fun and filling. Unlicenced, the range of water, fresh juices and smoothies keeps the vibe healthy and speedy rather than luxurious and lingering.
Our destination was Bunnychow, somewhere that I'd heard about through stumbling across the company on Twitter. It was the concept of bunny chow that lured me in. Bunny chow (or a bunny) is a dish that originated in Durban in South Africa and it's a hollowed out loaf which is filled with curry and the top popped back on - now, what's not to love, right? I mean, it's curry and bread, two of my favourite things! Apparently the bunny was born in the 1940s as a way of workers keeping their lunch intact without the need for plates or cutlery out in the fields of the sugar plantations in Durban.Bunnychow...
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Everything tastes better in bread. If it’s not already an aphorism, it should be.The people responsible for Bunnychow know it. Put good stuff in a hollowed out loaf and eat the lot. But this is not a new concept. These shrewd guys pinched the idea from South Africa, more specifically from generations of Indians migrants working on Durban’s sugar plantations who took their lunch – often curry – to work in a loaf of bread. Genius.Bunnychow started as a pop up, as it seems did most cool places worth visiting these days, refining their bunnies (the loaves themselves), filling them with saucy slow cooked meats...
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The newest street food trend to come to London is Bunnychow, which has set up a permanent stop in Soho. Fortunately, you’ll be glad to know there are no bunnies on the menu. Rather ‘bunnys’ are freshly basked buns, which have been hollowed out and filled to the brim (and then some) with hot fillings. Bunny Chows originated in the Indian community in Durban, South Africa, in the early 1940s, with the concept of the dish being a hearty and filling meal that could be eaten on the go without plates or cutlery. Bunnychow, the brand, came to London in June 2013 with the food truck serving in Brixton, before a standalone...
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Street food in Britain is no longer just about pie & mash and fish & chips but a huge variety of cuisines, from Middle Eastern falafel to Argentinean empanadas. South African bunny chow is the newest kid on the block offering hollowed-out loaves of bread filled with hearty westernised grub.Bunny chow is a traditional dish brought to South Africa by the South Asian ancestry who populate the city of Durban. Durban’s serve their hollowed-out loaves filled to the brim with chilli-laden curries. Bunnies tend to be eaten by hand, dipping the crusts of the bread into the sauce and scooping up the filling as you...
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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.They recently opened up shop in Soho after roaming the UK in a truck, selling bunnies at festivals and other outdoor events.
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