Last week, thanks to Zomato UK, I had the chance to learn how to make my own bunny! What is a bunny? Well here is a little bit of history for you 🙂
A “Bunny” originated in the Durban Indian community in the 1940s and is a fast food dish. It consists of a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry. This has now landed in Soho right on Wardour Street at Bunny Chow so that all us Londoners can enjoy this delicious dish too!
So back to last week, a group of London bloggers all met at Bunny Chow with the intention of learning how to make our own bunny and then devouring it. It was nice to meet other bloggers, each with different niches.
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We started off with some cocktails and nibbles and lovely chats. I had a delicious cucumber mojito called the Green Mamba which was so refreshing! The invictus looked good too. This was a mixture of All Spice, Cinnamon, Star Anise, Chilli, Lime & Ginger. (Yes the spices attracted me to it.)
We then were given a brief history about Bunny Chow before being led downstairs to start the fun. It was a rather fascinating story and I could picture how Indians in Durban suddenly had a light bulb moment and started using the hollowed out bread instead of rotis.
We were also taught how to hollow the bread (see below).
In this room (pictured below) we were separated out into teams to tackle different parts of the process. The two shortest of the group were given the task of using a giant hand held blender to make a sauce. (Giggle away at pictures below.)
Each bunny costs £5 each which is fantastic for central London as it is a very filling meal.
The choices are:
- DURBAN BUNNY Slow cooked mutton curry and your choice of topping – £5
- CHAKALAKA BUNNY Spicy chicken and tomato with your choice of topping – £5
- VEGGIE BUNNY Cauliflower, chickpeas, paneer, spicy South African sauce – £5
- PIRI PIRI PORK BUNNY 8 hour pulled pork & Bunnychow’s Piri Piri sauce – £5
I went for the veggie bunny and topped it with Sambal and pickled slaw. OMG it was so good!
- PIRI PIRI LAMB RIBS £2.50
- MONKEY GLAND WINGS £2.50
- SPICED SOUTH AFRICAN SAMP With Seasonal Veg- £2.50
- BOEREWORS SAUSAGE With Spiced Mayo & Salsa – £2.50
Thank you to Zomato and Bunny Chow for hosting a group of London bloggers and teaching us something new!
74 WARDOUR STREET, SOHO