Looks aren’t everything. The namesake dish at Bunny Chow, a South African–style bread bowl filled with curry, is a homely thing, big o says. But it’s also a wonderful thing, heartily seasoned and “really, really tasty.” It’s made with chicken, lamb, or shrimp.

Shrimp peri peri, pan-roasted in the shell with herbs and a potent dose of chile, is also delicious. So are the fries, known here as slap chips: big wedges of potato, crispy outside and fluffy inside, served with a yogurt, feta, and cucumber dip. Malva pudding is a fine way to finish up, a cakelike, slightly fruity sweet served warm.

Traffic was notably sparse during big o’s visit, and the space was being shopped earlier this year, so you might want to try it sooner rather than later.

Bunny Chow [Lower East Side]
74 Orchard Street (between Grand and Broome streets), Manhattan
212-260-5317

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