If there’s anything that Singaporeans love, it has got to be spicy food.
Although there’s plenty of options to choose from when you need a quick fiery fix—be it the famous Korean Samyang Spicy noodles or Ri Ri Hong’s mala bowls—there’s nothing quite like America’s classic buffalo wings. For the uninitiated, this dish has absolutely nothing to do with buffalos, but rather it’s the classic favourite fried chicken wings (from Buffalo, New York) drenched in hot sauce served alongside blue cheese dip and celery sticks.
If that sounds like a challenge for you, here’s our list of the best places to get buffalo wings in Singapore so hot you’d want to likely suffer from PTSD. Don’t be so quick to dismiss those sticks of celery. Trust us, you’ll need it.
The road-loving free-wheeling spirit of riders runs through the veins of this biker-themed restaurant. The food takes its cue from the bikers, with a little refinement in presentation and screams badass in all its rawest form.
Their addictive Cocaine Wings will have you perspiring regardless of spice level you choose, so why not try their Sudden Death Wings while you’re at it too?
10 Lock Road
(Closed on Mondays)
Tues to Wed, Sat & Sun: 12pm – 12am
Thurs to Fri: 12pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Labrador Park
There’s more to Hooters than just pairs of waitresses with decent assets, believe it or not. They have a dedicated menu just for their buffalo wings for you to choose from, though it’s probably worth keeping in mind that their recipe is tailored to suit the palates of Westerners, meaning their wings are more tangy than spicy.
Still, though, it makes for a gentler introduction to buffalo wings.
3D River Valley Road
Sun to Thurs: 11am – 12am
Fri to Sat: 11am – 2am
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay
JERRY’S BARBEQUE AND GRILL
Ask anyone about Singapore’s best buffalo wings and they’ll direct you to Jerry’s Barbeque And Grill. They offer different levels of spice to cater to everyone, though if you’re feeling up to the challenge, their Level 6 Jerry’s Insanity would bring even a grown man to tears—it’s only fair that we warn you.
92 Club Street
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 12.30am
Sun: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Chinatown
Inspired by vintage marine and Inca gods, Kontiki serves up their own special brand of buffalo wings.
One bite is all it tastes for everyone to hiss in pain, before taking another bite because it’s just that addictive. Aptly named Cocaine Wings – Level: Death, it’ll make your life flash before your eyes.
11 Rhu Cross #01-02
(Closed on Mondays)
Tues to Fri: 5pm – 12am
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Promenade
Priding themselves on glorious comfort food, Overeasy resembles your typical Hollywood American diner with their huge greasy burgers and thick glorious milkshakes. Of course, they serve tongue-burning Spicy Buffalo Wings, and though it’s off menu, you can most definitely order a Level 10.
If you dare, that is. And why stop there? Grab some friends and order their Spicy Wing Roulette, there’s bound to be lots of laughter found in that.
1 Fullerton Road
#01-06 One Fullerton
Mon to Thurs: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 1am
Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 2am
Sat: 11.30am – 1am
Sun: 11.30am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place
On nights where you’re knocking back one too many beers, it will probably be a good idea to offset all the excess alcohol with something with a little heat. Which is why more often than not, bars would typically have some form of spicy wings.
Over at PONG Singapore, you absolutely have to order a plate of their Devil’s Wings (S$12 nett). Every wing boasts a fiery kick with a stickily sweet and savoury flavour.
3B River Valley Road #01-17,
Tel: +65 8808 7664
Sun to Tue & Thu: 5.30pm – 2am
Wed, Fri & Sat: 5.30pm – 3am
Nearest Station: Fort Canning / Clarke Quay
ROYZ ET VOUZ
This is, perhaps, the best place to bring any particularly confident friend to. Watch as they demolish the first wing and claim that it’s no big deal, only to start hissing and huffing in pain as they reach the third one with tears in their eyes.
Royz Et Vouz’s Buffalo Wings would definitely bring down even the toughest of all competitors.
137 Telok Ayer Street #01-01
Mon to Thurs: 11am – 4pm, 5pm – 10pm
Fri: 11am – 4pm, 5pm – 11pm
Sat: 12pm – 4pm, 5pm – 11pm
Sun: 12pm – 4pm, 5pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer
Located right smack in the middle of Clementi and Jurong East is Southwest Tavern, serving up the deadliest Suicide Wings. Unlike most other places, they leave no room for you to hide by offering only one single spice level made with the deadly Jolokia Pepper, also known as Ghost Pepper, so we do recommend preparing not just your tongue but your stomach too.
8 Boon Lay Way
Daily: 11am – 12am
Nearest Station: Clementi, Jurong East
While most head to Spruce for a good Sunday afternoon brunch, it’s hard to leave without giving their Devil Wings a try. Their special chilli sauce would be a challenge even for the hardiest of spice daredevils, though if you’d like something less likely to destroy your toilet, their Hot Wings are a good option to have too.
260 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Mon to Wed: 5.30pm – 1am
Thurs to Fri: 11.30am – 1am
Sat & Sun: 9am – 1am
Nearest Station: Beauty World
As you’d expect from their name, Wingsbar serves all things wings, with their chicken wing menu alone offering 10 different flavours. Since you’re looking at this list, the one you’d want to have is definitely their Spitfire flavour, which would make you (metaphorically) spit fire.
If you have a bigger company, The Flying Tiger offers a similar sweating experience too, just less intensive.
3D River Valley Road #01-02
Sun to Fri: 5pm – 3am
Sat: 5pm – 4am
Nearest Station: Fort Canning
As America’s number 1 chicken wing restaurant chain, it would a shame for it not to be on this list. Their Atomic Wings are generously coated in Habanero pepper sauce, and while it might not be the spiciest this list has to offer, don’t underestimate the damage it can do to your taste buds and your pride.
180 Kitchener Road
City Square Mall
Daily: 10.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Park
Multiple Locations Islandwide.