Yes, that’s him in the video. He is Paul Ong, aka Don Juan de Porko, aka Man of Steel Stomach and Palate.
Okay, start loading up this video before you read on because it will take a while.
I purposely wrote a long long post and included a lot of rubbish photos so you can be somewhat entertained while waiting for the video to finish loading.
Remember how my friends and I almost died eating level 10 spicy buffalo wings?
Paul wasn’t with us that night, so we missed the chance of getting upstaged by him.
Paul is our club’s resident daredevil.
Paul and Cindy
That night, Erwin had laid this challenge out to the table, “If any of you can finish a whole plate of level 30 (six wings), I’ll buy you dinner every time we go out for the rest of your life.”
Nobody took up the dare. None of us could even finish eating a single level 10 wing, let alone six level 30s.
We all agreed that Paul was the only one among us who would do it. Some in our group doubted that he could actually complete the task, but we were all convinced that he would die trying. Yes, he’s that kind of guy.
When we related this to him, he, who once ate an entire bowl of wet chilli padi, scoffed at us. “Huh! How spicy can it be? I’ll eat three plates for you!!”
Yes, such is his bravado.
So, we planned our second trip to Sunset Grill & Pub. We made sure Paul was free that night. We made sure we had still cameras and video cameras fully-charged and ready. We made sure Paul had bought life insurance.
We also arranged a birthday celebration.
The first time at Sunset Grill, we were supposed to celebrate Joey’s birthday but we didn’t manage to do the song-singing-cake-cutting routine because, remember, we were all dying from the level 10 wings.
Here’s an archived photo of Joey (and me):
Well, this time, we had another birthday to celebrate.
Minou is 10 years old!
In fact, all of us in the group are 10 years old, if you go by the candleage on our birthday cakes.
I’m turning 10 on July 23 this year. Remember that!
By the way, I wonder if anyone else feels vaguely embarrassed about having a whole restaurant gawk at you while your friends make the admirable (but unsuccessful) attempt to sing the birthday song to you in key.
The cake is really good. It’s a strawberry cheesecake from Bakerzin. I hate the top strawberry layer because it tastes like cough syrup, but the cheesecake beneath it is sooooo amazing.
I gave all the strawberry gunk to the Goonfather because he loves cough syrup. (I swear. He’s ecstatic whenever he gets a cough and has to go to the doctor.)
But the cheesecake is so good~! Even this photo of the cake all messed up after slicing is giving me a monstrous craving.
I ate so much that night!!! I had:
- 2 level 2 buffalo wings
- 1 level 5 buffalo wing
- 1 level 30 buffalo wing tip
- 1 mini burger
- 2 slices of cheesecake
- 3 deep fried button mushrooms
- Half a lamp chop
- Test bites of rib-eye steak, lasagne and waldorf salad
I have no food photos because my photographer broke his right hand a few days before this dinner and I thought it would be wicked of me to make him work.
But I have one overexposed photo of the level 30 buffalo wings:
And a photo of the Goonfather smelling it.
It smells damn horrible lah. You don’t want to eat it unless you’re Paul Ong, or his evil twin brother.
In case you’re interested to know, the buffalo wings start tasting horrible from level 5 onwards.
Really. I’ve said this once and I will say it again. For normal eating, stick to level 3 and below. (I haven’t tried level 4 so I can’t tell for sure.)
For showing off to easily-impressed friends, level 5 will do.
For showing off to skeptical friends, the minimum is level 10.
For showing off to (and possibly meeting) your maker, level 30.
I was able to manage the level 5, so all you easily-impressed peeps, please be very impressed.
Otherwise, go watch the video above.
Kell could also polish off the level 5 with not much of a problem, but he turned red. ROFLMAO.
Okay, the truth is, Kell turns red at everything. Alcohol, seafood, pretty girls.
(That last one is not entirely truthful. I just thought it would be fun to make him get into trouble with his fiance, although he doesn’t really need help in that department because one of his favourite hobbies is to Find Die (literal translation from the Chinese 找死), which just means that he enjoys dicing with the devil.)
It’s fun to make fun of my friends. Perhaps I should do that more often!
Right now, though, I have to go back to talking about buffalo wings.
The last record held at Sunset Grill was three people to one plate (two wings each).
Paul freaking ate the whole damn plate all by himself, effectively breaking the record twice over.
I don’t know if there’ll be anyone crazy enough to try and beat his record.
It’s truly an expensive torture. Each level 30 plate costs $33 (or thereabouts). That means each wing costs about $5.50. That’s an insane price for chicken wings, even for the big, chunky variety served at Sunset Grill. (The price goes up by 50 cents for every level.)
This plate of chicken wings never thought it would become a celebrity
We had all thought that the wings would be on the house if we could match the three-to-a-plate record. But we learnt that that was either an expired offer or an urban myth.
Apart from bragging rights, the only things you’d get for your trouble are a stupid paper certificate and two days’ worth of diarrhea.
Maybe that’s why nobody has broken the record till now. All the same, I DOUBT ANYONE CAN EVEN COME CLOSE TO MATCHING PAUL’S RECORD.
If you want to prove me wrong, let me know. I’ll be down with my video camera.
I’m currently addicted to the buffalo wings (level 3). I’m going there again tonight!!! Whee!
You can find directions to the place in my previous post.
Now, go watch the video and turn your audio up so you can hear all the corny lame conversations among the guys through the night.
24 thoughts on “Paul breaks lvl 30 buffalo wings record!!”
omfg. that’s crazy!!!!!!!!!!!! For paul to say it’s hot, it must really be very hot lor!!!! Aiyoyoyoyo…
The cheesecake was very nice! I like it!!!! Smooth and dense!!!
QY, i know now y you take 10 hours to edit the video…. very well done video.. my hats off to you!!!!!! /hug /muack!
I can’t imagine Paul’s next morning. Fire in the hole!
As for you turning 10 come July.. aiyoh…. you is jailbait liao. The Goonfather going to kena rotan liao!
Wang Wang: Haha. That’s true, I never thought of it that way. Have never ever heard Paul say anything is hot! :P
JayWalk: lol. The Goonfather is turning 10 in October… so he’s younger than me. :P
O_O That’s absolutely crazy! I salivated (due to the spiciness) just by watching!
oMG…!!! that was damn crazy… congrats to ur friend, he is a truly brave guy…. I wouldn’t even want to smell that thing… hahaha… definately a tough act to beat…
“Cannot swallow! Must chew first!”
haha that made me laugh for some reason
btw,I read from your previous post that there if you managed to finish the wings, you get your photo up on their wall of fame.
So how many photos are there?
nice post! it makes me wanna go over now and try the lvl 30 challenge!
this is crazy! i mean amazing! does he has taste buds??
[so was he in the loo for the next 24 hours? :P]
omg! me and my friend was wanting to go over there and take the challenge too! haha
i cant believe it that he actually still can talk after eating the lvl30 wings… lips and tongue would have swollen!
So you not only torture us with food posts you ALSO torture your friends with food???
Level 4 was bad enough to make my friend teared!!
and.. the place is really difficult to locate!
we spent half an hour going in circles trying to locate it!
Just watching I kanna lau sai.
Ugh! Is he human?
OMG OMG OMG! This is some f#*king crazy shit, no shit! He must be in pain the next day in the toilet! The highest level I can take is 10 and I was already eating abit uncomfortably due to the spiciness. My scalp was perspiring like mad! But I absolutely love the b.wings, when they are of a lower level of course. Paul really does have a steel stomach! *Salute!*
Oh btw, a tip for those who wana sooth your tongue and rid it of the spiciness after your b.wings, drink HOT/LUKEWARM WATER. I knw I knw, it sounds unthinkable and it does heightens the pain level…but, only initially. After a short while, you’d feel much better. Trust me, it works for me everytime. Not many ppl know about this. You can try it at home. Just eat something spicy and drink hot water after that, best to let the hot water swirl around on your tongue for a few seconds. See if your tongue feels better after like 30sec. I particularly love the burning sensation when the hot water touches my tongue..I’d go like “aaaaahhhhh….” in a shiok way..and then I’d go back to more spicy b. wings! heee..
From that day onwards, Paul became some sort of a ‘superhero’…
Steffi: lol, but it doesn’t look spicy from the video. like I said, Paul really makes it look easy!
aig: Thanks for the congrats on his behalf. lol. Paul is crazy, certainly.
dingo: Hmm… I find it funny that you found that quote funny! :P Well, it seems that all the photos are gone now. I dunno why they removed all the photos and stopped giving out free lvl 30 wings for people who can finish them. :(
Jester: So, have you tried the lvl 30 yet? I’m dying to hear other people’s experiences!!
starm|st: I dunno man. You know what, now I think I want to challenge him to eat wasabi like your friend did. Hahaha. And, apparently, Paul only felt stomach discomfort through the night. When he woke up the next day, he was a-okay.
Zeth: My friend is not human lah. So, when are you and your friends going to try? ;)
Jesta: Hey, it’s not my fault. It was the guys who made the challenge to each other. Tsk tsk, you guys.
princess: Hahaha. Yes. Even lvl 3 is quite hot… I started tearing after eating 3 pieces.
Lincoln: lol..!! so this video can be a laxative? :P
modchip: The answer is no. Haha.
D: No leh, he said he was alright the next day. Only stomachache through the night. He’s really siao one.
Er… yeah, I’ve heard that hot liquid can help take spiciness away. But it’s damn horrible lah. Like sometimes when I take spicy food and drink hot soup, I want to cry. Haha.
Congrads Paul! mouth of steel!!
paul is my new hero.
lvl 30 as in its spiciness?
The buffalo wings might be hot, but you, Sheylara, are definitely WAY hotter