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    Quote Originally Posted by DEFENDER90 View Post
    Just tried it now, wasn’t too bad.
    Tip; if bread is fresh, use as is. If bread is stale, toast it.
    Did you cut it lengthwise like the mountain much further south.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbief View Post
    Did you cut it lengthwise like the mountain much further south.
    Would a loaf constitute a Bunny-Lite?

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    I have to smirk when I hear of beef, lamb or chicken being used in a bunny chow. If you want a proper genuine bunny chow with taste it needs to be goat meat. We used to buy from a place in Jacobs, Dbn and the bunny chow was out of this world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfer01 View Post
    I have to smirk when I hear of beef, lamb or chicken being used in a bunny chow. If you want a proper genuine bunny chow with taste it needs to be goat meat. We used to buy from a place in Jacobs, Dbn and the bunny chow was out of this world.
    I used to eat a lot of lamb/mutton curry up North, which I found odd, as I never saw any sheep. Lots of goats though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfer01 View Post
    I have to smirk when I hear of beef, lamb or chicken being used in a bunny chow. If you want a proper genuine bunny chow with taste it needs to be goat meat. We used to buy from a place in Jacobs, Dbn and the bunny chow was out of this world.
    President Hotel maybe
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    Best for me is Hotel Britannia 1299 Jacobs Road, Stamford Hill, Durban.

    I don't do Tripe as a rule, but their Curried Tripe is rather special and most delicious.
    There Mutton Bunnies have stood the test of time.
    Also try their Curry Trotters, which are actually lamb skenkels.

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    Brittania, theres a good memory. Is it still there? I havent been that way in a minute
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    The meat used must have a high fat content, must be slow and long cooked to render it (the fat) and use a very high-quality stock and fresh not canned tomatoes.

    Lamb ultimately works better than any other... But beef and chicken complying to the above should work almost as well.
    Absolutely. The first part of the secret recipe (the one where I can tell you but then I have to kill you) is to get the mutton (better than lamb for a curry IMNSHO) from the nearest Halaal butcher. It's cut correctly, with enough fat and not too bony. Supermarket stewing meat tends to be the trimmings.

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    Hi Andrew

    Masala is a special thing that you mix to your own taste. Being exposed to food with my daughter while doing her masters in food, i quickly realised that the stuff you buy in boxes does not cut it as a masala.

    We use the below link as a base for our masala that we use at home. A word of warning here, be careful with the amount of chilli powder as different batches vary (Different chillies etc per batch) We grow our own birds eye chillies, dry them and then blend them into a powder for our chilli powder.

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    We as a family like lots of Cardamon/Star Anise and curry leaves, fresh chillies (Added at the beginning). and fresh coriander

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    Alternatively, find a local spice shop. I get my masalas from Samoosa and Spice in Gezina. For spices, you need to go to a shop with a high turnover of those spices, so that they don't go stale on the shelf. For me, Samoosa and Spice, the Spar in Erasmia or Akhalwaya's in Laudium (next to the butchery and around the corner from the veggie shop).

    Then, for a bunny, you're looking at Durban curry. So jam tomatoes and Up-to-date potatoes. The other ingredient which makes a huge difference is mild Kashmiri chilli powder. It has a deep red colour, a really strong chilli flavour without being very hot. This allows you to add a lot of chilli, without adding too much burn. The burn comes from the masala, the ginger and the fresh green chilli that you added earlier on.

    The best resource I know for bunnies is https://www.facebook.com/groups/durbancurrylovers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    Best for me is Hotel Britannia 1299 Jacobs Road, Stamford Hill, Durban.
    Worth a visit if you're in Durban. For Western Cape people, there's a family connection between the Britannia and the Imperial Garden in Fish Hoek.
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    Andrew you cocked up on the address of the Britannia Hotel
    You really want to get the visitors to Durtbin horribly lost...
    The Correct address is
    1299 Umgeni Rd

    Jacobs Road is at least 12km off the mark without bunny chows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudleytheplumber View Post
    Andrew you cocked up on the address of the Britannia Hotel
    You really want to get the visitors to Durtbin horribly lost...
    The Correct address is
    1299 Umgeni Rd

    Jacobs Road is at least 12km off the mark without bunny chows

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    Had guests staying over from the UK
    They went to Brittania for curry and Bunny Chows
    They said it was
    "OK nothing special"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudleytheplumber View Post
    Had guests staying over from the UK
    They went to Brittania for curry and Bunny Chows
    They said it was
    "OK nothing special"
    Weird, if they enjoy curry that is. Perhaps their expectations was something different, but then I suppose they like what they like. Next time try the Oriental, or head to the Salt Rock hotel for a still very decent curry with all the ambience of the Achingly Beautiful ...
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    My guess is that they were expecting a northern Indian curry, like they typically get back in the UK.

    As GT has alluded, the Britannia has a certain seediness which we as locals may like, but is lost on tourists.

    Nothing better than a Natal curry, particularly mutton personally, and the Britannia is always right up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobH View Post
    My guess is that they were expecting a northern Indian curry, like they typically get back in the UK.

    As GT has alluded, the Britannia has a certain seediness which we as locals may like, but is lost on tourists.

    Nothing better than a Natal curry, particularly mutton personally, and the Britannia is always right up there.
    No less seedy than the hundred's of BIR restaurants in the U.K. British India Restaurant that specialize in a very specific style of making curry. This is aimed at the fastfood / lots of bums on seats but not exclusively. It is based on making a bulk Curry Gravy that is the backbone of the dish. This removes a whole bunch of cooking time from process. The curry gravy has very little heat and there is very slight bite from the ginger. From there you can cook up what you want, any meat, add extra of stuff to make specific curries like Dupiaza, Jalfrezi, Korma etc. The basic curry is made which introduces a little heat to make it a mild curry. Then ingredients specific to that dish are added to a pan, the desired strength of the curry, if required to be hotter, is dialed in at this point, through either chili powder or fresh green chilies.

    I need to make a batch again. We would freeze the curry gravy into 200ml portions. I would take out two portion in the morning along with whatever meat each of us wanted that evening. My wife is mostly a chicken person while I like them all, she likes it mild I like hot, she hates fresh coriander while I love it. So with two pans I could cook two entirely different curries.

    It's a fair deal of work to cook the curry gravy, but it worth it in the long run. The curries are very good.

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    Agree About Britannias position, especially at night
    I personally have never had a bad or exceptional curry there,,, definitely not my 1st choice,
    But never scoff at going there...
    After all curry is their business

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    A whole thread without any pictures. Sacrilege... 80% of the eating experience is visual.

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    I enjoy cooking and it shows. Unfortunately my curry dishes I have to eat on my own. What I have found when making curry, (dont know if it has been mentioned already), is that a few days in the freezer and reheating it, does amazing things to improve it even further.
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    Curry is always better cooked ahead

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