Bunny Chow – what a cute name. It’s actually a South African street food and there are no rabbits involved. This is like South Africa’s version of a Cornish Pasty. A hollowed out bread roll is filled with a savoury filling like a curry.
A new fast food concept has opened up shop on Wardour Street in London. I went along to find out more about these Bunny Chow things. What we found was a fast food like shop with a very on trend design of bare wooden boards, exposed steel and utilitarian tables. There is a buzzy level of conversation and sitting at one of the tables by the window gives you a prime position to ogle the passing traffic on Wardour Street.
The menu is scribbled on the board behind the counter and it takes a while to read it, if you are unfamiliar with the offering. We ordered a Durban bunny, slow cooked mutton with raita and mango chutney and a Chakalaka Bunny, spicy chicken and tomato with raita and mango.
Serving up their Full English Bunny
These bunnies are designed to be seriously messy to eat. You dig in to the filling and tear off bits of the bread to wipe up the juices. The fillings were both very tasty and quite spicy. I can see them expanding their menu to add many more flavours of fillings.
Not content with just those 2 bunnies, we also had their award winning Full English Bunny which is a full English in a bunny, complete with baked beans and their home made black pudding. On tasting this particular bunny, their award was well deserved. This would be a great hangover cure if you are looking for one in Soho.
The bar offers a variety of their own juices with the option to add some booze to any. Besides their shop in Soho, you can sometimes find them in their food truck around town. Get along there for a great taste of South Africa.
74 Wardour Street
EatCookExplore was a guest of Bunny Chow