In Singapore, chicken wings aren’t just for bars and pubs, they’re eaten as a snack or as a meal. These are some of the best places to get your fried chicken wing fix in Singapore.
1. Relish By Wild Rocket
Upon first bite, the crunch level truly impressed. The wing’s unassuming chicken rice chilli dipping sauce added a just-right dose of tartness and heat. $12.80 for six wings.
#02-01 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road
2. Ayam Penyet Ria
They’re known for their ayam penyet (fried smashed chicken) served with rice and hearty bakso (meatball) soup but, Ayam Penyet Ria also served fried chicken on its own. It’s fried with turmeric, coriander and other spices for a deliciously fragrant meal. The wings are then served alongside spicy sambal, tempeh (fermented soybean patty), greens and addictive kremes (crumbs from the fried batter). As far as cheat meals go, this one is worth every calorie. $6.50 for three pieces.
3. Don Quijote
If you love your wings fried but your other half seems to love it grilled, Don Quijote is your date night solution. The wings are cooked up both ways and comes with a zesty garlic and chilli sauce for double the happiness. Known for its robust tapas selection, this Cervantes-inspired restaurant also does a mean weekend brunch.
#01-02 Block 7 Dempsey Road
The biker bar serves six heat levels, Low, Medium and High ($12 for five wings), Sudden Death ($16 for five wings), Ultra Death ($18 for five wings). Tabasco-y tasting Low and Medium are manageable. However, even chilli fiends will be fazed by the blood-red sauce that smothers the Sudden Death wings and above.
57 Jalan Mempurong and 10 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks
5. No.5 Emerald Hill
Sure, the tipples at No.5 Emerald Hill Cocktail Bar are great but it’s the Cantonese-style wings that keep patrons coming back for more. Each piece is marinated with a fragrant mix of har cheong gai (prawn paste chicken) and Chinese wine before being deep fried. They’re moist, juicy and crisp. If you’re thinking of ordering the largest serving ($18 for 12), bring along a friend or two.
5 Emerald Hill Road
6. Chicken Up
Craving some Asian style wings? Seasoned for 12 hours and double fried to seal in the flavour, Chicken Up’s wings come in two authentic styles: Ganjang Chicken which are smothered in special soya sauce blend and Yangnyum ($12 for four wings), coated with a Korean-style sweet chilli sauce. Quench your thirst with a home-brewed fruit-infused Soju or Bingsu.
7. Teddy Bear BBQ Chicken Wings
Elsewhere in the world, wings are customary bar food. But in Singapore, they’re a common street snack – no booze required. Just look for the stall that’s stacked with rotating skewers or well-oiled, barbecued wings ($1.40 per piece, $4.20 for 3 pieces). Each bite of tender meat and crackling skin is pure satisfaction. We’re drolling already!
8. Lola's Cafe
Often, what makes a wing dish superb is the accompanying sauce. Not at Lola’s Cafe. Instead its Honey Paprika Wings ($10 for eight) are spinkled with mild paprika powder and complemented with simple lashings of honey. It’s a winner-winner chicken dinner.
5 Simon Road
Kick off your Sunday Netflix marathon by giving Wingstop a call to order any of its 11 flavours for doorstep delivery. Bestsellers include the Tangy Lemon Pepper, the Louisiana Rub with punchy cayenne pepper and the Garlic Parmesan (from $7.43 for six pieces).
Alternatively, Wing Zone lets you transfer its 13 flavours and rubs just about anything on the menu. Whether it’s a burger, chicken tenders or fries, from $7.95 for six pieces.
10. Two Wings
Said to have some of the best chicken wings in Singapore, Two Wings has perfectly moist chicken wings that aren’t as oily as you thought they’d be.
The chicken wings are served with homemade garlic chili sauce.
Text: Hazel Joanne Vincent De Paul/The Finder