Some Like It Hot... and it was!!
20 August 2009
Squizzing through the post here on the site to see where to next... had to be Some Like It Hot on the corner of Northway and Umhlanga Rocks Drive. Quite a few folks have suggested we try the spot - so we did...
This is the closest the bunny has got to a franchise store but done Durban style. It's definitely trying to make the curry takeaway respectable. We liked the mini-bunny option (*see bottom of this article for our later review on the mini bunny) - one for the ladies or for someone who can't make up their mind and wants to taste more than one flavour. The Durban North larney's don't mind paying top dollar for their bunnies mind you! Wasn't the cheapest and not the biggest portion size. I made the beginner white boy mistake of ordering the beef bunny. Flip I was broken. Took me a while to get to the meat and then it was a bit tough. My other choice had been the boneless chicken which was sublime, tender, juicy and full of flavour... but I only got one taster.
Everyone else enjoyed their meal. The chicken was really delicious - and the beans, although starting off on the mild side, built up momentum and left a good warm glow. Fact is, the curry has all the right stuff - bay leaves, cardamom and spices - it's not cheap churn-and-burn stuff but just don't go for the beef.
The breyani I am told was great, though from now on a bunny run should be just that, a bunny run. We'll let him off the hook this time as he was dodging the celery diet...
Bottom line? Bit pricey, but then its a quality curry. Will be back to have more of that chicken curry, and the chip bunny sounds like a good idea!
? Scroll down (below the images) and give us your opinion on this outlet
(The loaf's a bit skinny and it wasn't filled up to the top either - had to really get stuck in before I struck gold)
(Photos: © 2009 Luke Comins)
24 August 2010
A whole flippen year later and we're back again. We do have a lass on our QuarterBunny® team who has popped in here from time to time but this was 'official'.
The MINI BUNNY. Well, it tasted rather fine (didn't leave that nice tingle on the lips though) and, as mentioned before in the previous review above, is certainly a better choice for the ladies. As for me and my gentleman friends it's a bit of a gimmick. The price for a ¼ broadbeans is R16.00 - which is pretty steep for a ¼ bunny and this ain't no quarter but a half-quarter (if that makes any sense!) By selling this version of a bunny it then gives the outlet an excuse to sell a regular QUARTER bunny at an even higher price. (I'll need to give them a call and get their prices as that's something missing from this review - will update on that here shortly)
Price: 2/5. Size: 2/5. Taste 4/5. Vibe: Grabbed it take-away style.
At least I was given a whole serviette!
(Photos: © 2010 Luke Comins)
What's your beef with Some Like it Hot?:
Have to agree with Praneel, pretty much the worse i have tasted
Tried on 3 different occasions and every time thinking it could only get better, never been able to finish that chillie stew
Rather just eat the bread, would be cheaper to buy a loaf and some curry paste