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The latest chow down

Eurest | Corporate Responsibility |  24 July 2014

The latest chow down

STREET FOOD HAS BURST OUT OF THE CONFINES OF PIES, PASTIES AND FISH-AND-CHIPS TO BECOME A NEW CULINARY FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. THESE DAYS THERE’S A MIND-BLOWING VARIETY OF CUISINES ON OUR STREETS, WAFTING A WORLD OF NEW AND ENTICING FRAGRANCES OUR WAY. 

Who hasn’t had an unexpected mouth-watering moment as the sizzles and the scents of a food stall tickle your senses? It’s a determined individual who visits a food market and leaves without notching up a couple of samples; they’re great places to explore the latest street food trends and venture a taste of something new. 

So what’s the latest street food taste sensation? It’s South African and it’s called bunny chow…

A traditional bunny chow is a type of curry made with mutton, chicken, mince, lamb or kidney beans. And what sets this tasty dish apart is that there’s no need for a plate, a bowl or even a fork because this hearty meal comes in its own edible packaging. The curry is served in a loaf crusty enough to hold the saucy filling without collapsing, and the bread hollowed out from the centre is placed on top to both keep the curry warm and provide diners with something to scoop the curry up with. 

It’s inexpensive, it’s filling, it’s tasty and, most importantly, it’s waste free. Except for a few optional napkins, nothing needs to be thrown away when you’ve finished. Even the fork is made of potato starch, so that’s eaten too.

Here at Eurest, we love the idea of an edible fork and plate — being responsible is very important to us and it’s something that we work very hard to achieve. Saving a little here and a little there is what we’re all about. Whether it’s reducing food miles, managing waste or conserving energy, we work with our customers to give them the best service possible, in the most economical and resourceful way we can.

And who doesn’t like the idea of cutting down on the washing up?

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