Sick of afternoon teas and cafe hopping adventures in Singapore? Then why not spice things up a little by joining our sunny island’s toughest eating challenges! These eating competitions range from consuming a jaw-dropping amount of beef burger to insanely spicy chicken wings that will have you weeping in pain. Partaking in these challenges will be epic, we promise.
From Lau Pa Sat’s Satay Challenge, Little Diner’s Empire Burger Stack Challenge to Sunset Grill & Pub’s The Level 30 Hot Wings Challenge, here is our guide to 7 food challenges in Singapore that you legit want to join.
#1 BASE – BASE MEGA TOWER CHALLENGE
Base’s Base Mega Tower Challenge is a ginormous sandwich boasting nine layers of bread, bacon, egg, ham, tuna and mixed vegetables. The gigantic dish itself is worth S$25 but is on the house if you could finish it within 10 minutes.
Block 603, #01-2661
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5
Tel: +65 6451 3008
Closed on Mondays
Tue to Fri: 12pm – 9pm
Sat and Sun: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio
#2 LAU PA SAT – SATAY CHALLENGE
The iconic Lau Pa Sat’s satay challenge has been around for many years. Put your eating skills to test by beating the top record of the number of satay sticks consumed within 20 minutes. If you manage to beat the current score of 150 satay sticks ($0.70 each), your satay feast will be completely free of charge.
Lau Pa Sat
18 Raffles Quay
Nearest Station: Downtown / Telok Ayer
#3 LITTLE DINER – EMPIRE BURGER STACK CHALLENGE
Little Diner’s Empire Burger Stack (S$55++) comprises three thick beef patties, bacon slices, cheddar cheese, fried egg, caramelised onions, lettuces and tomatoes. The massive burger is perfect for three to four diners, but the challenge invites you to devour it within 20 minutes. Your bill for the meal will be waived if you succeed!
789 Bukit Timah Road
Tel: +65 6466 4088
Closed on Mondays
Tue to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sat: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Botanical Gardens
Source: Lower East Side Taqueria
#4 LOWER EAST SIDE TAQUERIA – THE ULTIMATE HOTNESS CHALLENGE
Do you have an extremely high tolerance for spicy food? Then head down to Lower East Side Taqueria and give their Mexican (S$18 for three) tacos a shot. Finish these tacos – smeared with level five hot sauce – within five minutes and they would be absolutely complimentary.
19 East Coast Road
Tel: +65 6348 1302
Mon to Fri: 11am – 11pm
Sat and Sun: 10am – 12am
Nearest Station: Dakota
#5 SOUTHWEST TAVERN – THE SPAGHETTI FROM HELL CHALLENGE
As its name suggests, Southwest Tavern’s Spaghetti From Hell is indeed a dish that will let you have a glimpse of hell. The pasta is slathered in the world’s spiciest chilis and contestants are entitled to either two towers of Heineken draught beef or a S$100 dining voucher should they wipe the plate clean in 10 minutes.
8 Boon Lay Way
Tel: +65 6515 4303
Sun to Fri: 11am – 12am
Nearest Station: Jurong East
#6 SUNSET GRILL & PUB – THE LEVEL 30 HOT WINGS CHALLENGE
Sunset Grill & Pub’s chicken wings are almost guaranteed to leave you in tears. But those that have conquered their legendary level 35 wings will have their picture taken and exhibited on the wall of fame. Is it worth the pain? You decide.
259 Jalan Kayu
Tel: +65 6482 0244
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Wed to Sun: 4pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Seng Kang
#7 THE BEAST – THE BEAST BURGER CHALLENGE
Double-patty or triple-patty palm-size burgers are no biggie. What you should try is The Beast’s monstrous-size burger (S$125) that weighs a whopping 3.2 kilograms! The over-the-top burger consists of cheese, fried chicken, pork and a bucket of sweet potato fries.
17 Jln Klapa
Tel: +65 6295 0017
Mon to Wed: 5pm – 12am
Thu and Fri: 5pm – 1am
Sat: 5pm – 12am
Sun: 10am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Lavender