Welcome to the first foodpanda Singapore showdown!
This time, we’ve thrown chickens into the ring (not literally) and are testing the fliest part of the bird – the wings. Deep fried chicken wings are not the most versatile of foods. Nor are they the most convenient to eat. Gnawing on a tiny bone to get the bits of meat inside and getting your fingers covered in sauce is a hassle if we’re being honest. In fact until the 1960’s, they were considered a waste part of the chicken, thrown away once the more valuable parts had been used. Now they are enjoyed by millions the world over.
What’s the secret? Perhaps the small, snacky size gives them an addictive quality. Maybe the wide range of sauces and marinades. Whatever the reason, we’ve made it our mission to find the best chicken wings in Singapore.
What makes the perfect chicken wing? Well, let’s be scientific about this and break it down into 3 elements:
The most important element? This is very much a matter of personal preference. Some (myself included) love spicy chicken wings. Others prefer mild. BBQ sauce. Curried. Korean-style. Mango. Even cherry glazed. And then, sticky and wet or a dry rub. You have tons of options here (again, not literally).
Again, a certain amount of personal choice comes in here. Do you prefer your wings crispy, soft or battered?
This one’s a bit clearer. Most chicken wing aficionados will be on the lookout for soft, juicy, white meat.
Everyone’s heard of this one. Popeye’s have been serving the Singaporean public chicken wings since 1992 and have gotten rather good at it. Try the delicious range of signature sauces from the 10 outlets around the island.
The Korean take on all things fried chicken, Chicken Up features 8 locations around Singapore. This place promises 12 hour marinade available in more exotic flavours than your standard hot and spicy sauce.
American fast food chain with an aviation theme (wings – get it?). If you like spicy chicken wings, make sure you try the atomic variety. 2 locations in the Bedok and City Square Malls.
So, our blind taste test clearly favours Wing Stop as the king of Singaporean chicken wings and a worthy champion of of our battle. If reading this and watching us eat has given you a craving, chicken wing delivery is available with foodpanda. And if you disagree with our taste test, we’d love to hear from you.
Hailing from the South-West of England, David is passionate about writing and despite his country’s reputation for culinary ineptitude, also enjoys cooking and feasting. He spends his free time climbing up rocks, drinking scrumpy cider from a pint glass, kicking a ball around a pitch and screwing pieces of wood together (making furniture).