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About Bunny Chow

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South African Food - like our nation - consists of so many influences from all over the world. It's diversity fits the mold of our rainbow nation and is reflected by the image above. South Africa's different regions all reflect the influence of the various cultures and history. From the pre colonial, through to the cape dutch and cape malay, to french cookery, Indian cuisine, Portuguese immigrants from Mozambique and local indigenous influences. We at Bunny Chow are dedicated to the art and history of South African Food and bringing you the most authentic and vibrant representation of our great nation.

Bunny Chow

 

Bunny chow, often referred to simply as a bunny, is a South African fast food dish consisting of a hollowed-out half loaf of white bread (think of a bread bowl) filled with a South African style curry that is spiced from 0-10 heat level. It originated among Indian South Africans of Durban.

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Peri Peri
 

Peri-peri (PIRR-ee-PIRR-ee) is a Portuguese style of marinating and serving sauce that is used bird’s eye chili pepper for spice and flavor. It was originally introduced by Portuguese explorers in former Southern African territories, particularly Mozambique and its border regions with South Africa, and then spread to other Southern African countries.

Prego's

 

A South Africa peri peri sandwich! The bread is a specific. soft crusted bread that is cut in the middle. Then layers of Peri Peri steak or chicken or shrimp and place on the bread with layers of Peri Peri sauce between each layer. Often eaten as is or sometimes cole slaw, or tomato and onion are added. This style sandwich was always a quick grab and go. 

Pies

A South Africa pie is a savory pie (not sweet) with a filling of curried or non curried meat and/or vegetable. They are then baked, to perfection with a browning of the crust. This also allows them to develop the full flavor through the Maillard reaction. We use a flaky crust non sweet crust that browns perfectly.

Biltong

Biltong is a form of dried, cured meat that originated in Southern African countries. We use the finest selection of beef and cut it into strips following the grain of the muscle, then season it, air dry it, package in strips or thinly sliced, vacuum seal it and ship it fresh. It is related to beef jerky in that they are both spiced, dried meats; however, biltong uses NO sugar, NO artificial ingredients making it an extremely healthy form of protein and great tasting snack.

Braai

A Braai  (known as a BBQ) is one of South African favorite get together activities and fun food. .  Generally meats, chicken, boerewors (sausage) and chops are cooked on an outdoor open grill on hot coals. The meats are spiced with salt, pepper and coriander, chicken done with peri peri and boerewors is a special sausage and seasoning from the Boers/Voortrekkers  (frontierman). Braai's are a Sunday must do.

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From the Press

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FreshlyMag.com

“Finally something new and different!”

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Emma Brown, Blogger - Oh My Goodness

“Imaginative and innovative. Love the food!”

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The Food Reporter

“Authentic, fresh and attention to the delicate flavours produced in SouthAfrican food. ”

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