Bunny Chow Durban Streetfood

Originating from the Indian community in Durban, South Africa, Bunny Chow is a delightful and flavorsome street food that has captured the hearts and taste buds of people around the world. Despite its name, Bunny Chow does not contain any bunnies; rather, it is a delicious dish that consists of a hollowed-out quarter or half-loaf of bread filled with aromatic curry. This unique culinary creation has become an iconic symbol of South African cuisine and a favorite comfort food for many.

Making Bunny Chow is a relatively simple process that requires a few key ingredients and some basic cooking techniques. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or an amateur cook looking to explore new flavors, this guide will walk you through the steps of creating a mouthwatering Bunny Chow in the comfort of your own kitchen.

In this tutorial, we will be using our famous beef curry recipe. We will then move on to hollowing out the bread loaf, an essential step to create the vessel for your flavorful curry. Finally, we will assemble the Bunny Chow and serve it, ready to be enjoyed by friends and family alike.

So, put on your apron, gather your ingredients, and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that combines the warmth of Indian spices with the South African street food culture. Prepare to savor the aromatic flavors and experience the joy of indulging in a homemade Bunny Chow that is sure to impress and satisfy even the most discerning palate. Let’s get started!

Bunny Chow

How to mae a quarter bunny Chow
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: curry


  • 1 Loaf Fresh White Bread
  • 1 Pot Curry See Beef Curry Recipe
  • 1 Serving Salads and garnish Optional


  • Take your fresh loaf of bread and cut it into quarters
  • Take one quarter and hollow the quarter out as per the video
  • Fill the hollowed-out bread with you favorite curry.
  • Add the core of the bread to the top
  • Add garnish and optional salads
  • Eat with your hands using pieces of the bread to scoop out the curry.
  • Bon Appetit


Different people enjoy different variations of salads to add to a Bunny Chow. These can be anything from carrot salad to sambals. Personally, I do not like adding salads as can be seen from the video. Many also like to add fruit chutney and some like to add desiccated coconut or coconut cream.

Garnishing on the top is another personal choice. Some coriander leaves (Dhania) always add an authentic look to your bunny.

Durban Bunny Chow

With a bunny chow, there is only one rule – HANDS ONLY. Don’t be coming with your knife and fork to eat a bunny!

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