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SA-inspired 'Bunnychow' draws crowds in Soho, London

Cape Town - The iconic, yet humble bunny chow has successfully crossed international borders to grace Londoner's in Soho with its peri-peri presence.  Yup, this South African classic is fast becoming a favourite abroad as a new establishment is serving trendy Londoners glammed-up versions of the iconic Durban staple.

Options at the Bunnychow, Soho, include Full English Breakfast Bunnies, Piri Piri Pork Bunnies, Chakalaka Bunnies and, of course, the iconic Durban Bunny with slow-cooked mutton curry. Mmmm...

The Bunnychow store opened in September 2014, after Bunnychow CEO Atholl Milton began the brand as a food truck in 2013.

Since opening the hole-in-the-wall dig in Wardour Street, Soho - one of the trendiest suburbs in London - the store has become an establishment for Londoners and South African expats alike.

Milton told The Guardian he got his first true taste of a real bunny chow at A Taste of India on Wilson Wharf by the Durban Waterfront. He said what struck him most was that people were eating the chows at 11:00 in the morning!

That's where he got the idea to serve breakfast bunnies. The Bunnychow Full English Breakfast Bunnies contains the whole hog - sausage, salsa beans, fried egg, tomato, button mushrooms, homemade bacon and black pudding!

The Bunnies are served in old-school lunch tins and the coffee comes in classic red enamel mugs. The dive also sells some iconic SA drinks - Castle beers.

Want to go? This is what you need to know:

Where: 74 Wardour Street, Soho, London
Opening times: Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 22:00; Friday & Saturday 10:00 23:00; Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
Average prices: Bunnies go for £5 - or about R106 - a pop.

1£ = R21.27

Article courtesy: traveller24

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