Durban, the main city and hub of KwaZulu-Natal is known to be the second largest populated area with the Indian community, outside of India. This is due to the history of the Indian community traveling to South Africa to become indentured labourers and in KwaZulu-Natal, many of them arrived to work on the sugarcane fields. Because of this rich piece of history, Durban is also known to have some of the most authentic and best tasting Indian curries the world has to offer!
Of course, it is Durban, KwaZulu-Natal that is home to the infamous meal known as the ‘bunny chow’. A loaf of bread is cut into halves or quarters and the middle of the loaf is cut out, forming a hollow ‘bowl’ of bread. Various Indian curries are poured into the hollow loaf, and the remaining piece of bread is used to eat with the curry inside. This meal really gives a person a few moments of utmost satisfaction and contentment. It’s the perfect meal for any vegetarian, vegan or non-vegetarian, with each curry option being just as delicious as the other. The ‘bunny chow’ is reason enough to visit our exceptional province!
Indian restaurants are easy to find in KwaZulu-Natal, and so many of them offer tasty and authentic curries. From the more casual take-aways to the fancier, more up-market restaurants, KwaZulu-Natal has it all!
Canecutters is the perfect take-away or sit in ‘diner’ type setting, with branches in Glenwood and Umhlanga, Durban, this restaurant offers a casual eating place for the whole family, not to mention their variety of options on the menu, from curries with roti or rice, to Indian style burgers and chips to some of the best bunny chows.
TSD Ultra Lounge, situated in Springfield Park, Durban is known for the best tasting prawn curry bunny chow. For a more casual setting, with some live music and karaoke entertainment, this is definitely the place to be, especially for the food!
For a more upmarket experience, visit The Incredible India, situated at The Pearls in Umhlanga. All their dishes are prepared and served fresh and the restaurant caters for small and large groups of customers. With excellent service and a superb location, situated close to the Umhlanga beach, this restaurant definitely needs to be added to your checklist!
A range of cuisines, restaurants and scrumptious experiences, you get all this and more in KwaZulu-Natal!