It’s time to spice things up
This is not a typical list of sugar, spice and everything nice – it’s just spice, spice and even more spice. Here’s a list of restaurants that serve searing hot and spicy dishes to satisfy those who think ma la hotpot is chicken’s feet. We challenge you to bring your entire squad to these places and try to one up each other without camping in the toilet at the end of the day!
1. Buta God
To call Buta God’s spicy ramen Red Hell Ramen ($16.50++) is not at all exaggerated. You get a hearty bowl of pork ramen immersed in a rich and terrifyingly red broth. Choose to settle for Danger (Level 4) or be prepared to Go To Hell (Level 5). It’s going to be a helluva ride so don’t forget to drag your friends along.
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-22, Great World City, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6235 1295
2. Lagnaa Barefoot Dining
I always find comfort in warm fluffy naan dipped in curry. But at Lagnaa Barefoot Dining, that might just turn into a nightmare. Leave your mark on their wall of fame by conquering the Level Six: I Dare You curry challenge (price depends on your choice of curry) and get ready for a sweat-dripping, tear-inducing experience.
Address: 6 Upper Dickson Road, Singapore 207466
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6296 1215
3. Lower East Side
If you’re in need of a good catch-up with your squad, taco ’bout things over a hearty Mexican meal. Lower East Side’s Ultimate Hotness Challenge lets you gobble up their spiciest tacos ($18 each) and walk away without spending a penny. If you can’t deal with the heat, sip on Jarritos Mexican Soda ($4.80) to quell the burn.
Address: 19 East Coast Road, Singapore 428746
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 11pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 12am
Tel: 6348 1302
4. Top 1 Home Made Noodle
Here’s a hidden treasure for ban mian lovers. Top 1 Home Made Noodle is nothing like your typical ban mian because you get to customise your broth, noodles and spiciness level. Challenge your friend to a hearty bowl of Spicy Mala Ban Mian with Big Prawn ($6). Whether you have it dry or with soup, their homemade chilli is not going to go easy on you.
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-44, Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: Thur-Mon 9am to 830pm
Tel: 6297 8498
5. Southwest Tavern
You know it’s serious when you need to sign an indemnity form to eat. Chow down Southwest Tavern’s Spaghetti from Hell ($26++) in 10 minutes and win 2 towers of beer or a $100 dining voucher. No joke about its devilish name; it’s time to go big or go home with this one.
Address: 8 Boon Lay Way, #01-33, Tradehub21, Singapore 609964
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am to 12am
Tel: 6515 4303
6. Face to Face Noodle House
For those who think the Korean fire noodle challenge has no kick, try this local version. Pop by Face to Face Noodle House and slurp up a bowl of Hot and Spicy Pan Mee ($8.90++) that’s made with pan-fried dry chilli and homemade noodles. Turn up the heat by spamming even more dry chilli into your bowl and remember to stand by a glass of Multigrain Soymilk ($3.50++) to put out the fire in your mouth.
Address: 180 Kitchener Road, #02-23/24, City Square Mall, Singapore 208539
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6509 0182
7. Ikkousha Hakata Ramen
Ikkousha Hakata Ramen is well known for its God Fire Ramen ($13.50). While it’s not literally on fire, its spicy broth sure sets your tongue aflame. Choose from level 1 to 4 of spiciness, but bear in mind that level 2 already poses a challenge for some. Take a break from the intense spiciness with a free flow of hard boiled eggs and have fun watching your friends huff and puff their way out of this bowl of noodles.
Address: 7 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-104, Singapore 081007
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 10pm, Sun 11:30am to 9pm
Tel: 6538 1880
Overeasy’s signature buffalo wings at levels 1, 2 and 3 might just help you find out who’s the Wimp, Hot Stuff and Crazy Mofo of your clique. For risk lovers, Level 10 Buffalo Wings ($10++ for 4 pieces) is going to take your tongue on an insane ride. To up the excitement, go for a game of Spicy Wings Roulette ($10++ for 4 pieces) and choose your wings wisely ‘cause a level 10 wing is hidden in the pile – good luck!
Address: 541 Orchard Road, #01-01, Liat Towers, Singapore 238881
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 11am to 12am, Fri 11am to 1am, Sat 10am to 1am, Sun 10am to 12am
Tel: 6423 0701
9. Coco Ichibanya
In most Japanese restaurants I’ve visited, spiciness has never been a defining factor of their dishes. But Coco Ichibanya surprised me. Indulge in their Pork Cutlet Omelette Rice ($16.90++) and max out the spiciness level for a challenge. The fluffy omelette and crispy pork cutlet will keep you coming back for more even when your tongue is numb.
Address: 313 Orchard Road, #B3-25/27, 313@Somerset, Singapore 238895
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 10am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 11pm
Tel: 6636 7280
10. Chuckwagon BBQ & Grill
Jio your homies and put your friendships through a test of The Good (Level 1), The Bad (Level 2) and The Ugly (Level 3) with buffalo wings at Chuckwagon BBQ & Grill. If that’s not enough, there’s Secret Level 10 Buffalo Wings ($19.80+ for 6 pieces) to bring you guys closer together. After all, there’s nothing like common suffering to turn you guys into BFFs.
Address: 7 Portsdown Road, Singapore 139298
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 4pm to 11:30pm
Tel: 6473 3244
Keep the flame alive
No matter how bad your tongue burns, all spicy food lovers will still agree that the hotter the dish, the more shiok it is. Let us know which are your favourite places to get a spicy fix!