We're wanting: bunny chow

No bunnies are harmed in the making of bunny chow.

No bunnies are harmed in the making of bunny chow.

"Bunny chow" ranks pretty high up on the list of culinary WTF. But it actually sounds delicious. The rabbit-free South African specialty features in the Sept. issue of Dwell Magazine in a preview for another (brand new) mag called Afar. Wanna know what it is?

Photo and recipe after the jump.

A blogger who made the dish as directed by the article (which includes the recipe at the end) describes bunny chow thus:

As lore and legend has it, it actually originates from Durban, South Africa, which has a high population of Indians. The Banias people created the dish as a way to feed people on the street who were banned from restaurants. The insides of half (or quarter or whole) a loaf of bread are scooped out and it is filled with a curry. In the beginning, the curry was vegetarian due to the low expense. We opted for the lamb filled version.

The article itself is unfortunately not online. Afar, a travel mag, launches next week.