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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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Before you think this blog post is going to be about a big fat bunny who eats too much food think again. No I promise I haven't lost my marbles stick with me.Bunnychow started its life on four wheels rather than four legs as a pop up street food experience. Serving its tasty Bunny Chow to London foodies who just couldn't get enough. But when they got so popular they set up a new pop up shop in Boxpark in Shoreditch. What is Bunnychow I hear you cry? A little loaf, hollowed out and filled with some juicy chunky pieces of meat, fish or veg. Pulled pork, pickles and BBQ sauce. Originating from South Africa,...
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