While most of us are contented with buffalo wings that merely tickle the tongue, somebody has to think up of killer versions that go beyond breaking the sweat. After hearing so much of the legendary (or maybe notorious) buffalo wings at Sunset Grill and Bar, the girlfriend and I finally made a trip down with another couple!
But first, getting to the place was a pain in the ass, literally. Located deep behind Seletar East Camp (where btw, I spent 1.5yrs as a brave fit soldier), it would be madness to go there without a car as we circled rounds and rounds trying our luck at every bend. We even misled other lost sheep following behind us, going straight into dead ends and giving sheepish grins to the other drivers after U-turning.
And if you were to think that there would be plenty of empty seats at the forsaken place, you would be in for a major surprise as it was packed to the brim at barely 7pm. We wouldn’t even have gotten seats if not for reservations! While there was a nice outdoor beer garden, we went for the air-conditioned indoor seating that proved to be very useful later on.
Mini Chicken Burgers ($17.50)
Besides their famed wings, the place also served rather typical western options. Paired with hot chunky fries, these mini burgers we shared were actually pretty decent with juicy chicken patties and caramelized onion slices within. The couple friends also had a serving of pork chop that was unfortunately too tough for their liking.
Buffalo Wings ($17.50 for Level 1, Half Dozen)
Not to be over-ambitious, the four of us first shared a serving of level 1 that I thought was quite good. No doubt that they used frozen wings, but the Tabasco-based sauce was rather addictive as it worked like Sichuan 麻辣, with numbness building up the longer you chew.
But level 3 was a different matter altogether, I choked on the Tabasco fume as soon as it was served. It was so darn spicy that I gulped down gallons of water (Thank goodness it was free flow) and wiped off tears and sweats with dozens of tissue (Free too). Call me weak, but my face felt like it just suffered a stroke.
Bill for 4 was about 100odd with drinks and beer. Unique place to dine at, I thought the western fare at Sunset Grill was reasonable as I spied tasty-looking steaks on other tables. The wings will make great bar snacks at entry levels but simply ridiculous to swallow as it goes up. Price of wings increases with the levels too, though I got a feeling that there’s a decreasing marginal increase of spiciness, not that I have the courage to test it out though.
Conclusion: The hell-level 30 is eaten not for taste, just masochistic pride.
Sunset Grill & Bar 140B Piccadilly Singapore Flying Club Tel: 6482 0244