The Bunny Chow ( no relation to our floppy-eared, furry friends) is possibly South Africa's most famous street food and originated in Durban, home to a large Indian community. There are many theories as to it's precise origins but one account suggests that Indian migrant workers who were brought to South Africa in the 1940's to work the sugar cane plantations, needed a convenient way to transport their lunches to the fields. The hollowed out loaf of bread filled with vegetable, chicken or lamb curries , exotic though down to earth, eventually won the hearts of the entire country.
Rather than use whole or half loaves of bread , I prefer to bake the bread in a Jumbo muffin tin. Bunny chows are strictly a messy fingers affair and usually served wrapped in yesterdays newspaper. —foodfanatic