- Nando’s UK has started producing bird’s-eye-view recipe videos for Twitter
- One for traditional South African bunny chow was blasted as inauthentic
- Chain infuriated people for referencing ‘Southern’ Africa instead of the country
Social media is awash with mouthwatering recipe videos which show you how to make delicious meals.
Now Nando’s has jumped on the bandwagon by posting its own bird’s-eye-view recipe videos on its UK Twitter account – but not all of them have gone down too well with diners.
One video on how to make the traditional South African dish ‘bunny chow’ has been particularly blasted by Nando’s followers for being inauthentic, with one user branding the restaurant chain’s version akin to ‘blasphemy’.
Nando’s was criticised both for its bunny chow recipe and for calling South Africa ‘Southern Africa’ in its tweet promoting the video
The video in question shows a disembodied pair of hands preparing ‘bunny chow’ – a South African street food dish from the city of Durban of meat or vegetable curry stuffed instead a small loaf of bread.
The restaurant chain also came under fire for calling bunny chow a Southern African dish instead of a South African one in its tweet promoting the bunny chow video. The chain was founded in South Africa in 1987.
A Nando’s spokesman admitted the tweet ‘could have been clearer’ – but said that the bunny chow recipe was the restaurant putting a new spin on the classic dish.
But a handful of South African Twitter users were quick to claim that the restaurant chain’s chicken-based dish is not an authentic version of the fast food favourite.
One accused Nando’s of ‘stealing’ bunny chow from Durban, while others said it was not the ‘real deal’ or just a ‘wannabe’ version of the dish.
The video shows a pair of hands quickly assembling a bunny chow dish – a curry that can be made with meat or vegetables stuffed inside a loaf of bread
Nando’s bunny chow recipe contains: chicken breasts, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, frozen peas, curry powder, garlic, ginger, chicken stock, cornflour, bay leaves, coriander and the restaurant’s Peri-Peri sauce
Many Twitter users said that Nando’s version of the traditional South African dish was ‘not bunny chow’ – though they didn’t expand on exactly why the restaurant’s recipe was inauthentic
Not everyone thought the bunny chow recipe was inauthentic – some complimented the dish on Twitter
However not everyone disapproved of the bunny chow dish.
Some said it looked delicious, and ‘spot on’.
It’s not the first time diners have criticised a Nando’s recipe video.
Back in February, a video for Peri-Peri pancakes combining bacon and chocolate was similarly blasted by customers.
Nando’s other recipe videos occasionally come under fire too, such as one for Peri-Peri pancakes that combined bacon and chocolate (pictured)
Of the pancakes, Twitter users said Nando’s had ‘gone too far’ – though not all of them thought the dish looked unappetising
Some users on Twitter thought the pancakes looked delicious however
One said Nando’s had ‘gone too far’ while another said they ‘couldn’t think of anything worse’.
But others urged Nando’s to add the dish to its menu.
A Nando’s spokesman said: ‘Bunny Chow is a traditional South African dish and our PERi-PERi chillies are handpicked from regions across Southern Africa, the recipe featured is a Nando’s take on this classic dish.
‘Cultural collisions are at the heart of Nando’s and our online recipes aim to give our fans some fiery inspiration in the kitchen by adding a dash of PERi-PERi to traditional recipes.’