Bunny Chow in Durban, South Africa


Bunny Chow in Durban, South Africa is part of the Trip Report: The $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World which covers 5 Continents, 13 Countries, and 17 Cities.

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On the way to the Hilton Durban, a comfortable choice in the heart of Durban, I had a chat with the taxi driver. Among other factoids, he told me that Durban has the largest concentration of Indians outside of India. This seemed as random as Sao Paulo having the second largest Japanese population outside of Japan. After learning why so many Indians came to South Africa, I asked the driver about the Indian food in Durban.

New cities means new food and in Durban that food is called bunny chow. Bunny chow is made from a hallowed out piece of bread filled with your choice of curry ranging from spicy to ridiculously spicy. The only comparison I can use to describe bunny chow is a throwback to Tim Horton’s campaign, “And I ate the bowl!” While Mr. Horton’s dish was disgusting, this South African and Indian infusion was not. At a price of 98 rand or $6.50, I was able to get more than my fill of lamb bunny chow from the famous House of Curries on Florida.

So if you ever find yourself in Durban and are looking for a local treat, TPOL recommends bunny chow, a dish with a curious name but a one-of-a-kind taste. For more unique food recommendations be sure to check out the Libations Travel Menu.

House of Curries, not sure about that name
Quarter is plenty
best beryani!
bunny chow! curry lamb within bread and u eat the bread at the same time
bunny chow! curry lamb within bread and you eat the bread at the same time
Extra water and beer is imperative
Extra water and beer is imperative

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