Dear spice kings and queens, if you love the heat like we do, here are 10 extreme spice challenges—some offers prizes, other bragging rights. Will you step up to the plate?

For all you avid spice lovers who can never back down from a challenge, you’re in the right place. We’ve found for you 10 places that are not only notorious for their spice levels but also offer contests and rewards. Finish the specified dishes within the time limit and you’ll win something—some offer prizes such as two towers of Heineken beer, whereas others merely bragging rights. What are you waiting for? Get ready to set your tongue ablaze.

Lagnaa Barefood Dining

Clean up the ultimate Full Moon Chilli Challenge (Level 7) that happens once a month and get your meal on the house. But first you have to pass Level 6 (starting from $8 for aloo gobi) to qualify for the challenge, and that’s already unbelievably spicy. 6 Upper Dickson Road. Tel: 6296 1215

Sunset Grill and Bar

Meet Sunset Grill and Bar’s hottest wings (level 35, $48/6 pieces) that have been smothered with their secret homemade hot sauce. There’s no time limit and you’re even encouraged to share them with your friends. If your team finishes all six pieces, you win a certificate and a place on their wall of fame! 1030 Sembawang Road. Tel: 6482 0244

Southwest Tavern

Love a good competition between friends or just to win prizes and put your name on the wall of fame? This Level 18 Spaghetti from Hell ($26) challenge is for you. Their spaghetti is cooked with one of the spiciest ghost peppers, with generous amounts of chilli padi and chilli flakes for good measure. Finish this extremely spicy dish in 10 minutes and you get to walk away with either two towers of Heineken beer or $100 worth of Southwest Tavern dining vouchers. Now that’s a challenge we’re looking for. #01-33 TradeHub 21, 8 Boon Lay Way. Tel: 6515 4303

Meat N Chill

Are you YOLO enough? Meat N Chill’s spicy #YOLO challenge will test your tolerance to the max. Their incredibly spicy Walk in the Park ribs ($24/half rack) and even spicier On Cloud Nine ribs ($35/half rack) come free if you manage to finish them within 30 minutes. The ribs are cooked perfectly and spiked with one of the spiciest peppers on earth—the Carolina Reaper—which has a heat of at least 855,000 Scoville heat units. Make a reservation before you head down as they’re packed on weekends. #01-04 6th Avenue Centre, 805 Bukit Timah Road. Tel: 8812 4455


Take on HandleBar’s Beyond Death wings ($24/5 pieces) at their spiciest level 8. The sticky homemade chilli sauce is made from pure jalapeno that comes in at a scorching 300,000 Scoville heat units, and is generously poured on the crispy fried chicken. We don’t blame you if you stick to the milder hot wings (low, medium or high; $14/5 pieces), or even the Sudden Death wings ($18/5 pieces), which at a mighty level of 6 already packs quite some heat. 10 Lock Road. Tel: 6268 5550

Ramen Champion

Ramen Champion offers their infamous magma ramen ($13.80) with four spice levels: normal, x5, x10 and x20. Filled with white pepper, black pepper, chilli padi, chilli oil, Korean and Japanese chilli flakes as well as Sichuan mala spices, it comes in a hot stone bowl that will keep your ramen bubbling. The broth is on the thicker side and coats the plump noodles generously. Complex flavour comes from the sweet vegetables cooked with miso. The initial heat burns the back of your throat, but the noodles are incredibly chewy and tasty, so that keeps you going. #04-10 Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street. Tel: 6238 1011


While admiring a beautiful view of the Kallang River, get ready to indulge in Kontiki’s notorious cocaine wings featuring four heat levels—low, medium, high ($14/5 pieces) and death ($17/5 pieces). Daredevils attempting the death level will be greeted by fried wings coated handsomely with their special chilli sauce that’s made from ghost peppers boasting Scoville levels of 350,000 and above. Insane or what? #01-02, 11 Rhu Cross. Tel: 6268 5225


This laidback restaurant is decked out in a retro theme, but don’t be fooled as they serve some mean spicy wings. Choose between Wimp, Hot Stuff and Crazy Mofo—their names pretty much say it all. With a mixture of cayenne hot sauce and habanero peppers, you’ll feel the burn crawling up your throat, turning your cheeks pink almost instantly. If you feel up to it, try the off-menu level 10 wings, cooked with one of the hottest peppers on the market—the Carolina Reaper. #01-01 Liat Towers, 541 Orchard Road. Tel: 6684 1453

Chuckwagon BBQ & Grill

Nosh on house salads, hearty hand-cut steaks and chops as well as their big bad burgers and sandwiches. Then face your deepest fears—their monstrous hot wings tossed in special hot sauce accompanied by celery, carrot sticks and blue cheese. Choose from level 1 “The Good” ($17.80 half dozen, $26.80 full dozen), level 2 “The Bad” ($18.80 half dozen, $27.80 full dozen) and level 3 “The Ugly” ($19.80 half dozen, $28.80 full dozen). Beyond level 3, you’ll need to pay an additional $1.20 (half dozen) per level. If you want to test your skills, we recommend trying their infamous “Level To Kill” wings ($36.50 half dozen, $61.65 full dozen). 7 Portsdown Road. Tel: 6473 3244

Jerry’s BBQ & Grill

These insanely spicy buffalo wings will leave you sweating, swearing and wanting more. The spiciest, Jerry’s Insanity 6x ($19.95/half dozen), are covered in a thick chilli sauce specially imported from the USA. The restaurant recommends that the average chilli lover try L4 Chef’s Challenge ($17.95/ half dozen) first, which has a more comfortable level of spice and flavour— but hey, who can resist going for the crown? 227 Jalan Kayu. Tel: 6484 0151