Hottest Sauce in Singapore?
Written By16 Jul 2019
One of the hottest sauces I've had to date in Singapore was on a secret menu...
My love for hot sauces knows no bounds, so when I was tipped-off that there was a special ‘off-the-menu’ wing sauce at OverEasy at Fullerton, I knew that I had to try it. Jeremy, a fellow wing-lover and hot sauce dare-devil, gave it a shot with me on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
Maybe we should have seen the warning signs. After all, the waiter not only looked at us as if we were crazy, but he also asked us twice if we were really sure we wanted it. Even the entire waitstaff stopped to come and watch us tackle these delicious little winged beasts as they arrived at our table.
Ever enthusiastic, Jeremy tackled his wing without hesitation, adopting a fast-and-furious strategy to beat the heat. I chose to take it a bite at a time, figuring that slow and steady wins the race. Neither strategy was better. Within seconds, our mouths were as hot as the Singapore sun, and with tears streaming down our cheeks, we reached for as much milk and water as we could get. We all have our spicy limits, and until this day, I had never reached mine. Everything was on fire. My tongue felt like it had a thousand tiny needles dancing on it. My lips and cheeks burned, and even my eyelids were sweating! Both Jeremy and I would end our days earlier than planned, humbled and whimpering home.
So, what was it? We found out later that the wing sauce was made with Carolina Reaper, which up until recently was the hottest pepper in the world. OverEasy was right to warn us, but I’m also glad for the experience. Since that moment, I’ve continued to try spicier and spicier food and my tolerance has increased to the point that I can now actually “taste” the Carolina Reaper pepper when it’s included in a sauce. It has an excellent sweet and fruity flavour, and some even say it has hints of cinnamon and chocolate. I still wouldn’t try eating one raw (at least not yet), but certainly a fan of the great flavour it brings to some great sauces out there. Last we heard they didn't have the "off the menu" sauce any longer, but we're always looking, and obviously have plenty of hot Carolina Reaper sauces in our collection as well.
Know a place that serves super spicy food in Singapore or anywhere else in SouthEast Asia? Drop us a note, and we'll be sure to look out for it.