What it is: From sauce-slathered bar bites, to raw inside, charred outside nibbles at barbecues and hawker centre har cheong gai, chicken wings have a special place in Singapore’s food culture. Opened by Jimmy Hsiao who formerly ran California Bistro and Bobby Rubino’s, Wings World is a casual restaurant that specialises in (what else?) wings.
What’s hot: Wings World gives you a choice of around ten “flavours” for its signature product, all made from scratch by the team in the kitchen. Sauces include Buffalo (which comes in three levels of spiciness), BBQ (chipotle or jalapeno), teriyaki, Asian Zing, and mango habanero, while dry seasonings available are Rajin Cajun, Italian herbs, Jamaican Jerk, Vurry Curry and citrus pepper. The ordering process is simple – pick how many wings you want (six go for $5.75 while 10 cost $8.95), choose whether you want winglets, drumettes or a mix, and then choose your flavour. All orders come with celery and carrot slices, and a blue cheese dip. Wings World also does wraps ($5.75 each) and has classic sides like seasoned fries, coleslaw and potato salad (from $1.75). If you’re heading to a party, or are just monumentally hungry, the restaurant has platters of 50 or 100 wings available for takeaway ($43.95 and $87.95 respectively).
What’s not: As with most places in the Katong/Joo Chiat area, parking can be a bit tricky. Though there are curbside lots just outside, you’ll want to get in early if you’re planning on driving. Drinks here are limited to a handful of beers and wines, but they are cheap (from $4.75 for a can of Tiger or Carlsberg).
Verdict: Hot. If you love wings, there are few places that make them better.
Wings World is located at 214 East Coast Road., +65 6247 7477. Open Mon-Thurs and Sun 12pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-11:30pm.
Photos: Gavin Khoo, Wings World Facebook page
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