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Bunny Chow

J and V Dec 22, 2013 02:47 PM

Reading a travel article on South Africa and came across this. A loaf of bread hollowed and filled with curried veg or meats; very popular in SA (especially Durban area). Wondering if anyone in Vancouver has heard of this and if it is on any restaurant menus here?

  1. flowbee Dec 22, 2013 07:24 PM

    I seriously doubt you'll see a competent bunny chow here. But I do love the biltong and drywors at African Breese on West 4th and Alma. I think they have an older location in North Van too.

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    1. re: flowbee
      grayelf Dec 22, 2013 08:49 PM

      Thanks for the tip on African Breese, flowbee. I had no idea there was an SA store so nearby!

      1. re: grayelf
        flowbee Dec 22, 2013 08:59 PM

        Some pics of the shop and biltong -- which I learned is pronounced "bull-tong" :/

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          grayelf Dec 22, 2013 09:26 PM

          Nice, thanks again. Will confer with my SA friend on what is not to be missed.

    2. k
      kinnickinnik Dec 22, 2013 03:16 PM

      I've come across this as a lunch special at the Loop cafe in UBC's CiRS building. It was horrible - about 3 times as much bread as bland stew. Probably not representative since it was UBC food services.

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      1. re: kinnickinnik
        Sam Salmon Dec 22, 2013 04:14 PM

        Once saw it on a fast food place menu @ Tinseltown but staff had no idea how to make it-seriously-anyway that operation disappeared shortly thereafter.

        1. re: Sam Salmon
          J and V Dec 22, 2013 05:06 PM

          Thanks to both of you... suspect it is a regional thing. Guess will have to spring for a trip to SA to try it in its home environment!

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