Do you dare take the buffalo wings challenge?

My friends and I did a really crazy thing last Saturday. We went to Sunset Grill & Pub and ordered the level 10 buffalo wings.

If you’ve never heard of the famous spicy buffalo wings at Sunset Grill, you really need to do some soul searching!!

Okay, I’m kidding. I’ve actually never heard of it myself until a few months back. But it’s apparently quite famous even though it’s situated in the most ulu part of Singapore.

If you’ve tried it yourself, then you understand the magnitude of our daredevilry that night!

Sunset Grill is famous for its buffalo wings. And it’s actually very tasty. Sour, tangy, spicy, very appetite-inducing. It comes in different levels of spiciness, going up to such high levels that you’d have to be crazy to try to beat the record (level 30).

[10 levels of hellishly spicy wings]

According to our waitress, if you can finish a plate of level 30, they will put your photo on their wall of fame and pay for your wings. (You can recruit up to two other people to help you finish all six wings.)

We played safe at first and tried the level 1.

The level 1 is very yummy and just nice in spiciness.

Then we tried the level 3.

I decided that level 3 was as high as I ever wanted to go.

But the guys started daring each other.

“If you can finish a whole plate of level 10, I’ll pay for everyone’s dinner tonight.”

“If you can finish a whole plate of level 30, I’ll buy you Rock Band.”

“If YOU can finish a whole plate of level 30, I’ll buy you dinner every time we go out for the rest of your life.

After two hours of wimping out, we finally decided to share a level 10 plate.



I swear to you, it’s 10 times worse than it looks.

Here’s a photo of it taken without flash.


Looks so deceptively friendly and delicious, doesn’t it??!!

Wang Wang was unanimously voted to be the first guinea pig.

I decided to take a picture with her first… for remembrance.

[Unsuspecting Wang Wang prepares to take a bite]

She takes a bite…

[Taking the first bite]


[Oooh... the bite!]

It’s so horrible that she drops her cutlery!



[On fire!]

I was up next. I volunteered, cos I’m crazy.

First, a photo for remembrance.

[Sheylara doesn't know what's gonna hit her]

Cut a piece and sniff it cautiously.

[Sheylara sniffs at the chicken suspiciously

Oooh… nasty.

[Sheylara wonders if she's updated her will]


[Sheylara regrets pulling Little Jane's pigtails during Primary 1]


[Sheylara's best friend is iced lemon tea]

The torturous spiciness kicks in slowly.

After the first bite, you will feel a warmth spread over you. You might start perspiring mildly.

After the second bite, you will feel your eyes start to sting as tears threaten to embarrass you.

After the third bite, every pore you own will start raining liquid.


You take a drink or ten to put out the fire on your burning tongue.

Then you take a rest.


Your tongue feels like it’s being barbequed alive and ten thousand little men are pricking it with ten thousand little pins.

You keep drinking and drinking and drinking till you’re bursting but the pain keeps coming back. You feel like disowning your tongue! Chop it off!

After eating three bite-size pieces, it took me about 20 minutes to sufficiently recover and feel ready to take more bites.

And then I only ate the inside and tried to avoid the skin.

But even the inside was spicy!!

After a few more bites, I gave up altogether and left the chicken wing half uneaten.


And then the guys started daring each other again.

“Finish your wing and I’ll pay for your dinner.”

“Finish your wing and I’ll buy you a PSP.”

Hahaha. Crazy buggers. Nobody took up any dares. It’s that bad.

They started asking each other stupid hypothetical questions.

“Would you rather finish your wing or drink a cup of smelly longkang (drain) water?”

“Would you rather finish your wing or eat a 10-day-old dead rotten fish?”

“Would you rather finish your wing or [censored]?”

Most of the time, the other alternative won.

I think the level 10 chicken wing isn’t for eating. The spice is so strong that all you can taste is the bitterness of the spice, which makes the wing not tasty anymore. It’s more for the novelty of trying something crazy and watching your friends suffer horribly. That’s kinda fun.

I don’t regret trying it, even if I did suffer horribly and the lvl 10 wings cost $3.80 each.

For normal people, I’d recommend level 1.

For people who love spicy food, I’d recommend level 3.

For people who like spicy but not too spicy, I’d say go for level 2.

If you’re suicidal, go for level 30.

Our waiter told us that level 4 onwards is horrible.

And now you’ll want to know how to get there.

The address:

Sunset Grill and Pub
140B Piccadilly, Seletar Airbase

You probably won’t be able to find it, so I found a nice map for you. Check out this page. Uncle Takumi reviews the place as well as provides directions and a map!

How nice of him!

39 thoughts on “Do you dare take the buffalo wings challenge?

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    ok, ill try that …. very soon. haha … whether i fail or succeed i will post it up. k?

    btw, with your ear tucked out of your hair, you looked like a maiden elfwine.



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    You could try to drink fresh milk to remove the spicy/hot taste on your taste buds. I’m no expert, but it works for me. :D

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    I tried the famed suicide wings from Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY before, that was suppose to be the very place that the idea of buffalo wings originated from.

    One trick is to get alot of blue cheese dip, it really helps. Other then that, its completely a mental game.

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    “For normal people, I’d recommend level 1.

    If you’re suicidal, go for level 30.”

    Your review’s hilarious! I keep grinning to myself like an idiot while reading this entry..

    [starmist wonders if she could sabotage any friends with this on their birthdays…]

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    Nice funny review, that face towel picture reminds me and my father tackling the Fish head curry, Tissue paper is no use one, must bring real bathing towels to wipe.

    probably will have many visual effect with level 1 le…


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    omg, level 10? i only dared go up to level 2, haha.

    the other outlet is easier to find and it is along yio chu kang road, at the singtel receiving station, it’s very cooling at night – good to have if you’re perspiring from level 10 wings. :P

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    Level 10 is okay to eat, just be prepared to perspire a bit. Pity my gastric problems are still prevalent, otherwise I would have eaten more than just a bit of the level 10 spicy sauces, some parts of the skin and a chunk of the white meat.

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    Hisham: Yes, please do! I’m very interested to know how other people react to the crazy spice!! Maybe you can eat lvl 10 with no problem?!! Hehehe.

    nadnut: Wah… go go go and take lots of photos! :P Eh… invite me also! I want to eat again! Hehe!!

    modchip: Yeah I suppose it will help a bit but only a very little bit. I did try before drinking milk after getting really spiced out. But it doesn’t cure the pain right away, lol.

    arzhou: Ooh, so how was your experience with the original suicide wings? Heheh. I don’t like blue cheese leh. Spoils the taste.

    starm|st: Haha, thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed the review. :P My friends were all discussing how to sabotage people getting married, hahaha…

    shin: Haha, really? I guess you don’t eat spicy food a lot.

    Ashtar83: Thanks. :) You should bring your dad go try the buffalo wings, then. :P

    aloe: Hahaha. You need to find your own friends to dare you, lol. But I really think it’s worth the experience, even though we just wasted money, not finishing our wings.

    Andie Summerkiss: Hi! Haven’t seen you before, thanks for visiting my blog! :) Will you be coming to Singapore really?

    jenny: Haha. It’s worth being adventurous and trying all sorts of crazy things! Oh I think I heard my friends talking about the YCK outlet but wasn’t paying attention. It’s still in operation?

    precious: *lol* that’s too evil!!

    Morte: Well, it’s ok. It’s not tasty anyway. Next time we go we just order the lvl 1. :P I’m dying to eat it again!!!

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    I have the entire video of me finishing a dozen of the wings, i think it spanned over 1 hour. Let me see if I can find the link for you

    Blue cheese is part of the entire flavour, it really meshes well with the buffalo wing flavour. And like milk it helps soothens the tongue. I love having tons of blue cheese with my wings.

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    Finally! A food post that I enjoy! No “look at the incredible food we ate and how slim I am still” rubbish. Just QY torturing herself with spicy food. BWAHAHAHAHA

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    orh! i tried level 10 before. after 2 wings, i was jumping around like a mad man on the runway. so spicy can?

    and it takes forever for it to cool down.

    oh oh, the worst part, when u thought the pain is over on your lips, its gets worst next morning! muhahahahaha….

    did u try the deep fried mushrooms there? to kill for… very juicy!

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    The YCK outlet has closed down.

    Seems like they could not get reliable electricity supply to that outlet, causing their meat to spoil.

    I think I’ll stick to level 1 or 2. hee

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    The spiciness just doesn’t seem to leave the tongue despite gulping tonnes of water is because the spiciness is oil-based and water just doesn’t do much to get rid of them.

    Citrus juices are better remedy against spiciness than milk due to their detergent properties.

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    hmm..reminds me of a place I went in the deepest darkest area of Sembawang called Buckaroo..they too have the different levels of wings and can really kill u man…good thing there was beer ;)

    Wonder if it is still there…

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    i last went in march to the yck branch, but minou say it closed down. what a pity. it was so easy to find.

    my first time to the seletar camp branch, i spent 30 mins circling the area and almost died of hunger. but i think i’m due for a visit soon, they’re addictive!! and after all, i did promise nadnut to bring her for a challenge. :P feel free to join us!

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    Been planning to visit the Sunset Grill since I watched the Channel U’s food show some time back, mainly for the ambience than the food itself.

    The map will prove useful, as compared to the one you will find in your street directory. Gonna find a chance to drop by there soon! :D

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    hmmm… was with a fellow singaporean in kansas when we tried the famed Buffalo Wild Wing’s Blazing challenge. i think the time limit for the 12 blazing wings is 6 minutes, so not just is it pure heat, also have to stuff all the meat down in 6 minutes, and cannot wipe away the hot sauce or peel the meat with your hands (or wipe away the hot sauce heat)

    anywaez, both of us did the challenge, got the tee shirt, had our photo put on the wall. the bartender (buffalo wild wings restaurant is a sport’s bar) said that i was dying through the challenge, a lot of tearing apparantly. but we both pressed on and did it for bragging rights.

    it wasn’t worth the pain that night. (somemore he had a 20+hr flight back to sg the next day) he said peeing hurt, but i only felt the pain during ..the..erm… big business.

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    haha.. evil huh.. the craziest thing a friend had done [for food challenges] was to scoop a biiig lump of wasabi and said he’ll eat it [without water or any form of help] for 200 bucks. needless to say, the rest of us rose up to that challenge by throwing money on the table. twas quite hilarious! and we all recorded it down. :P

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    Wang Wang: Yah, that’s a good idea! But you don’t regret trying the lvl 10, do you? :P

    uglyfatchick: Haha, it’s not that bad lah, lvl 1, unless you don’t take spicy food at all.

    Jesta: Stop misrepresenting me!! I never ever gloat about how slim I am. You’re always the one highlighting it! Haha. But, ok, if the fans want it, I will try and find more food to torture myself with. lol.

    musxzart: Wah I can’t believe you even eat 2 wings!! But maybe I would have if I hadn’t been so full that night. We had all actually finished dinner and stuffed full when we ordered the lvl 10 for fun. :P

    Yup I tried the mushrooms. It’s frankly THE BEST!! :)

    Minou: Ah cool. thanks for the info! I wonder if they’re going to open a new branch? Uncle Takumi said they’re closing down late this year! :(

    JayWalk: Oh yeah, I wonder why I didn’t think of it. Drink lime juice to go with the wings!!

    Jason Ho: I tried drinking beer to quench the spiciness, but all it did was made me feel gross. I guess maybe it was because I was damn full at that time. I dunno. :P

    jenny: Haha. Yeah, that seletar place is really damn hard to find. Okay, tell me when you guys going!! :) But please do it after April. This month I busy moving house. :P

    The Goonfather: That might work. Hahahah. Next time I film you trying it ok?

    Vincent: Okay, stop slacking go try it!! :P

    4quartz: HOW DO YOU EAT 12 WINGS IN 6 MINUTES??? You guys are nuts!!! Hahahahaha!

    starm|st: Wasabi is actually quite iffy. Cos the cheaper brands not hot at all, no effect one. Is your video online? I wanna see! :P

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    lol. yeah it’s on, just type in starmist.. it’s the video called ‘wah, jerry!’. but the video’s blur [the ol’ days with bad hp cameras] though. he even teared.:P

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    psttt psttt… wait drag TK go!!! he works near there!!!
    [i used to ‘stay’ there for 2 yrs oso… -cry-]

    anyway geez, the lvl 10 looks DAMN red…got foto of lvl 1??

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    humour yet honest photos of the fiery buffalo experience! i tried lvl 30 twice or thrice with my friends – it’s edible … but barely. and you better not try it on a sunday for fear that your stomach gives you problem on a monday, haha.

    but truth to be told, these wings are deceptively addictive. cos you wont find any such wings elsewhere nor any spiciness that comes remotely close. my group of 3 of us started off with level 2, comes back in 1-2 months to try 4, etc. we tried 2 levels higher each time, but each time, it numbs our taste buds. when we reached the maximum on the menu – level 10 that is, we jumped to level 20 (which was the highest back then) the subsequent visit because we didnt want to wear off our taste buds going up the ladder gradually. then each subsequent visit, we would taunt the boss and ask if they have anything more than level 20, haha. i think my group retired from the buffalo wings after 3 tries of level 30, but not from the place, because it is a nice hideout that we would like to come to every now and then to relax and have fun :)

    btw, the fried mushrooms is sinfully tasty and delicious too – do try it !

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