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09 May 2019

9 Places Only for the Bravest Spicy Food Lovers

9 Places Only for the Bravest Spicy Food Lovers

Calling all spicy food enthusiasts and daredevils alike, here’s a list of places in Singapore serving dishes guaranteed to set your mouths aflame.

For those feeling a little gutsier, amp up your game by taking part in some of these spicy food challenges. May the odds (and your stomach lining) be ever in your favour.

1. 49 Seats

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Known for its fusion food and Tom Yum Seafood Pasta, 49 Seats offers the Level 49 Tom Yum Pasta for those looking to kick it up a notch. This version has heavier Tom Yum sauce and contains five tablespoons of chilli padi compared to the original which only has one.

The dish begins tasting creamy, rich and full of flavour but before long, a fiery sensation engulfs your mouth. Navigate your way through the vibrant red chilli padi scattered throughout the pasta or grit your teeth and embrace the burn.

Spice level:  🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶 - Volcanic

Address: 176 Orchard Road #01-49, The Centrepoint, Singapore (238843)

Price Range: <$30

Opening Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-2:30am
Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-5am
Sunday: 11:30am-11pm

Save up to 25% at 49 Seats via ChopeDeals here.

2. Kontiki

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Apart from the stunning view of the Marina Bay skyline that Kontiki offers, its Cocaine Wings are also quite literally breathtaking. Addictive and eye-watering, there are four spice levels to choose from: low, medium, high and death.

Doused in hot sauce made with ghost peppers said to be one of the hottest peppers in the world, brave souls attempting the Death Wings can look forward to a roundtrip to hell and back.

Spice level: 🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶 - Volcanic

Address: 11 Rhu Cross #01-02, Singapore (437440)

Price Range: <$30

Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 5pm-12am
Saturday-Sunday: 10am-12am
Closed on Monday

Save up to 50% at Kontiki via ChopeDeals here.

3Southwest Tavern

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This unassuming plate of spaghetti requires a signed indemnity form before being made available to tackle. Also known as the Spaghetti from Hell, this dish has supposedly caused several people to seek medical attention after various attempts.

The pasta is drenched in a sauce made with some of the spiciest peppers in the world boasting heat units of approximately 1 million on the Scoville heat scale. For reference, a jalapeno is about 8000 heat units. Yikes.

Those who finish the entire plate within 10 minutes, without any water, will be granted two towers of Heineken beer or a $100 dining voucher for the next visit. For the dauntless looking for a challenge, this definitely takes the cake (and possibly your gut health).

Spice level: 🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶 - Volcanic

Address: 8 Boon Lay Way, TradeHub 21, #01-33, Singapore 609964

Price Range: <$30

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 11am-12am

If you’re down for it, face the challenge head on at Southwest Tavern.

4. Spice World Hot Pot

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Looking for a place to satiate your spicy food cravings with friends or family? Spice World Hot Pot serves authentic Sichuan-style hot pot for a hearty, soupy meal. Famous for their teddy bear or Hello Kitty shaped mala butter, prepare your phones to film the extraordinary scene as the mala butter melts into the soup.

A fiery bubbling broth featuring generous amounts of chilli slices and peppercorns, pick your choice of meat, vegetables or seafood to cook. Indulge in the sharp yet flavourful concoction guaranteed to leave you sweating, your lips numb and stomach burning.

Spice level: 🌶🌶🌶 - Intense

Address: 3B River Valley Road #01-06/07, Singapore (179021)

Price Range: <$60

Opening Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 10.30am-4am
Friday-Saturday: 10.30am-6am

Save 35% at Spice World Hot Pot via ChopeDeals here.

5. Thai-licious Boat Noodle

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If you’re a fan of thai food, you’ll love the dishes that Thai-licious Boat Noodle has to offer. Aside from authentic boat noodles with beef or pork broth, papaya salad and Tom Yum soup, spice lovers yearning for something more intense will enjoy the Level 10 Tom Yam Egg Noodles.

Though it looks fairly harmless with some black sauce, here’s a heads up that this bowl packs a mean punch, leaving your tongue tingling yet numb from the spice. Put your tolerance and stomach to the test in this cosy restaurant in the heart of Bugis.

Spice level: 🌶🌶🌶🌶 - Searing

Address: 8 Liang Seah Street #01-01, Singapore (189029)

Price Range: <$15

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11am-10pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11am-12am

Save up to 35% at Thai-licious Boat Noodle via ChopeDeals here.

6Lagnaa Barefoot Dining

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Enjoy fiery sensations at Lagnaa Barefoot Dining where curry is taken seriously and to the next level. With 10 spice levels to choose from, you’ll first have to prove yourself worthy of the Level 10 curry by completing Level 6 without any water to quench the heat. It’s just you, the curry and the slow burn.

Successfully complete the challenge and earn yourself a peg with your name on the wall of fame. The pegs from Level 8 onwards are sparse; will you be one of the few to make it to the top of the spice challenge?

Spice level: 🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶 - Volcanic

Address: 6 Upper Dickson Rd, Singapore (207466)

Price Range: <$30

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 11.30am-10.30pm

Set your tastebuds aflame and stretch your spice tolerance at Lagnaa Barefoot Dining.

7. Chen’s Mapo Tofu

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As its name suggests, Chen’s Mapo Tofu is a must-try for Mapo Tofu fans. Tuck into a generous heap of silky smooth tofu cubes in a thick, spicy sauce on a bed of chewy Japanese short-grain rice.

Sichuan peppercorns are scattered throughout but the numbing burn takes some time to kick in, buying you some time to savour and enjoy the rich flavours. The soft tofu complements the rice well and the dish has a perfect balance of bite and spice.

Spice level: 🌶🌶 - Stinging

Address: 6A Shenton Way #02-29, Downtown Gallery, Singapore (068815)

Price Range: <$15

Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 11am-9pm
Closed on Sunday

Save 25% at Chen’s Mapo Tofu via ChopeDeals here.

8. Meat n' Chill

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In the true spirit of YOLO, Meat n’ Chill’s #YOLO challenge features the Live Free or Die Hard signature barbecue pork ribs slow cooked to tender perfection. Made with a blend of chilli peppers including the Carolina Reaper which was declared the hottest chilli pepper in the world in 2013, it guarantees to leave you tearing up.

Champions who finish devouring this in 30 minutes will get the ribs on the house and receive a glass of Lager. Meat lovers, brace yourself because this challenge is anything but chill.

Do note that the challenge won’t be available on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm onwards.

Spice level: 🌶🌶🌶🌶 - Searing

Address: 805 Bukit Timah Road, 6th Avenue Centre #01-04, Singapore (279883)

Price Range: <$60

Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 11.30am-2.30pm and 5.30pm-10pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11.30am-3pm and 6pm-10pm
Closed on Monday

Put your heat tolerance to the test at Meat n’ Chill.

9. Chengdu 成都

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Spice aficionados may be aware that Sichuan cuisine is packed to the brim with Sichuan peppercorns, chilli peppers and garlic. Chengdu boasts dishes that are right up the alley of spicy food lovers, including Fish with Green Pepper Soup and their Secret Recipe Spring Frog.

Turn the heat on by eating dishes accompanied with a mountain of peppercorns, dried chillies, and chilli oil. Enjoy the party in your mouth with numbing yet citrusy and bold flavours that ensure a memorable experience.

Spice level: 🌶🌶🌶 - Intense

Address: 74 Amoy Street, Singapore (069893)

Price Range: <$60

Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 11am-3pm and 5pm-10.30pm
Closed on Sunday

Save 10% at Chengdu 成都 via ChopeDeals here.


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