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Jan 6, 2010 08:01 AM

Great first impression of Bunny Chow (LES South African)

I had tried it before the holidays, but haven't gotten around to posting anything until now.

In brief, it's a great, low-key addition to the neighborhood. The piri-piri prawn appetizer consisted of two enormous shell- (and head-) on prawns in a spicy sauce and were quite delicious. The namesake bunny chow (I had the lamb version) was spicy, flavorful, and more than filling - I'd be shocked if anyone can finish it in one sitting, bread and all. (For those that don't know what bunny chow is, it's a good portion of a loaf of bread hollowed out and stuffed with curry - in this case, lamb, chicken, or shrimp.)

A small but decent by the glass wine list focuses on South Africa and Spain, and the service is warm and friendly. It was dead the night I was there (a frigid Wednesday), but I've seen it busy on weekends.

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  1. interesting, where is it on the LES? i live down there, but ive havent been in NY lately so i hadn't noticed it

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    1. re: Lau

      74 Orchard St

      Bunny Chow
      74 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

    2. Wow, this put a smile on my face and made my tummy rumble. It's a long time since I've thought about bunny chow. Will have to try it!