Bunny Chow: An Indian dish you would struggle to find in India

The "bunny chow" - a fusion of bread and curry with its origins in South Africa's Indian community.

JOHANNESBURG - South African cuisine has a rich history of creating interesting new dishes derived from the mixing of cultures. 

The bunny chow, a dish originating in Durban, is gaining popularity across the globe. 

South African Indians from the city say the dish symbolises how different they are from their South Asian cousins.

The "bunny chow" - a fusion of bread and curry with its origins in South Africa's Indian community.

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It is getting global acclaim, appearing in restaurants in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and even popping up - to a small degree - in India and the best place to find it is in Durban. 

While its history is not confirmed, it is believed that when the Indian labourers arrived from India to work in South Africa's sugar cane plantations, they used the bread 'bowl' of the Bunny Chow as a portable container.

Commonly known as "a bunny", its unique flavour and fusion of styles reflect the cultural shift South African Indians have made from their cousins on the subcontinent.
 

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