They say you’re not a true Singaporean unless you can take spicy food.
If you’re one of those people who take (sick) pleasure in taking on the spiciest foods the world has to offer, here’s a list of restaurants that serve flaming hot dishes sure to satisfy your sky-high spiciness tolerance.
Brace yourself – it’s going to be a fiery hot affair up ahead.
1. Southwest Tavern
Passing by, Southwest Tavern might look like any other diner serving your usual burgers and steak. This is where you’ll find the Spaghetti from Hell Challenge, where you’ll have to finish a whole plate of spaghetti in 10 minutes.
Before you take up this challenge, you’ll have to sign an indemnity form – that should be an indicator of how spicy this unassuming plate of spaghetti is.
The Spaghetti from Hell ($26) is well-cooked with a firm al-dente texture.
Substantial chunks of meat, along with visible chilli pepper bits are thrown within the bed of noodles. If you’d rather not put your tastebuds through hell, but still want to try this spaghetti, opt for the two milder levels – Hell’s Gateway ($18) and Halfway There ($22).
Another must-try here are the Suicide Wings ($22/6 pcs). Like its name, the well-marinated wings contain a mix of two fiery peppers. It’s so hot, it could literally burn your throat.
Address: Tradehub 21, 8 Boon Lay Way #01-33, Singapore 609964
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 12am
Kontiki serves Cocaine Wings ($17/5 pcs) in five levels of spiciness: barbecue, low, medium, high and death.
At the death level, expect chicken wings that are soaked in a blend of different imported chillies that will send you into a fiery frenzy.
Address: 11 Rhu Cross, #01-02, Singapore 437440
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri: 3pm – 12am; Sat – Sun: 10am – 12am
3. Face to Face Noodle House
A Malaysian rendition of Korean Spicy Noodles is the Hot and Spicy Pan Mee ($8.90) from Face to Face Noodle House.
The anchovies, minced pork and an onsen egg are tossed together with the homemade springy egg noodle, resulting in a crunchy and fragrant bowl of noodles. Also, the dried chilli adds a spicy and piquant mix of flavours to the whole dish.
One thing we love is that the chilli is served on the side, so you can choose to spam as much as you want for added shiokness!
Face to Face Noodle House
Address: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, #02-23/24, Singapore 208539
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 10pm
4. Ikkousha Hakata Ramen
For those who love ramen and spice, you’re in for a treat!
Ikkousha Hakata Ramen serves God Fire Ramen ($13.50), where you can choose how spicy you want your ramen, from level 1 to 4.
When ordering, bear in mind that level 2 already poses quite a challenge to some. The texture of the noodles is springy while the ajitama egg makes a flavourful accompaniment to the overall dish. The flavours are perfectly balanced, with the spiciness not overpowering or taking away from the original flavour of the broth.
Ikkousha Hakata Ramen
Address: 7 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-104, Singapore 081007
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11.30am – 10pm; Sun: 11.30am – 9pm
5. Ramen Champion
Another palace that offers quality ramen in a terrifyingly red-hot broth is Ramen Champion.
The Red Hell Ramen ($16.50) is definitely not for the faint of heart.
The thick broth is flavourful and a huge comfort during rainy weather. Compared to other ramen-specialty places, Ramen Champion is especially generous with their pork slices, which literally cover the noodles.
Address: Great World City,1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-22, Singapore 237994
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30am – 10.30pm
7. Sunset Grill and Pub
You can’t create a list of spicy foods in Singapore without adding Sunset Grill and Pub into the mix.
Known for its legendary Buffalo Wings, you can choose your own spiciness level from 1 to 35. The notorious wings at Level 35 are so spicy that apparently, just having the plate in front of you can bring tears to your eyes.
Anyone brave enough to conquer Level 35 will have their name forever etched onto Sunset’s wall for their amazing accomplishment.
Sunset Grill and Pub
Address: 259 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799488
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed – Sun: 5pm – 1pm; Closed on Tue
A spicy food lover with a
death wish thirst for a challenge? This is the list for you.
Challenge all your friends and determine once and for all who’s got the highest spiciness tolerance! With that, we have nothing more to say but good luck… And enjoy the burn and the toilet runs!
(Header Image Source: Chope)