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Postby Sad Panda » Wed, 16 Feb 2011 3:47 am

Hello everyone! I'm a newb around here, though I've been trolling around different threads and getting a lot of answers as well as useful information with the services on the top bar for info on housing and the like.

I'm hoping to move to Singapore in a year or two if I can find and land a job.

So for a short bit of Q&A:

I know from my short time outside the USA in Indo that the one "comfort food" that I missed most was the Spicy Garlic sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings.
If Singapore has spicy food on par with Indonesia I'll be fine, but still... are there any good wings places in Singapore or will I just have to bring a few bottles of the sauce with me?
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Postby vozzie » Wed, 16 Feb 2011 9:04 am

Welcome to the Forum Sad Panda.

If that's the greatest issue you have to resolve, then life will be a breeze in Singapore. I'm not a Yank, so I can't comment on the spicy garlic sauce, BUT ... Singapore is the Spicy capital of the world as far as I'm concerned. Everything will come spicy (usually with a side of baked beans or creamed sweet corn !!) unless you ask specifically for no chilli.

Worst case scenario is that you'll have to replace your craving for Buffalo Wild Wings Spicy Garlic sauce , with a local derivative. If you can't "stomach" that ... bring some bottles.

I should be the last one to ridicule your obsession as I'm on a one man crusade to find a reliable supplier of unsalted peanut butter (paste)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:01 am

I've done level 7 and believe me, after half a dozen years in Louisiana and living only 43 miles from the Tabasco plant in New Iberia, La, and also loving Tom Yam, I figured Buckaroo's Buffalo Wings would be a skate in the park. I was wrong. But, while damned hot, they are also damned good!

I'm not sure Jerry's Bar & Grill is still in Seletar Airbase now with the creation of the Airtropolis there, but they also had levels of Buffalo wings up to 35! So, if you make your way here, have no fear, there are buffalo wings that will singe your hair here.

http://livinglifefinally.wordpress.com/ ... -buckaroo/

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:18 am

I thought Indonesia was the spicy capital of the world...the Spaniards called the Spice islands and they ended up discovering our country for the Western world!

In any case, one could always learn to make the sauces to suit one's taste.

And about unsalted butter, I just realized that Carrefour, for example, lets you pick peanuts and ground them for you for your own custom peanut butter.

I hope Sad Panda will now be at the very least a Mildly Bemused Panda.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:38 am

I buy Buffalo sauce here all the time, so no worries. You can always make your own too in about 5 minutes.

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Postby Addadude » Wed, 16 Feb 2011 5:33 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:So, if you make your way here, have no fear, there are buffalo wings that will singe your hair here.


So that's what happened to you!
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Feb 2011 9:36 pm

:cool:

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Postby Sad Panda » Thu, 17 Feb 2011 10:59 pm

Thanks for all the replies :)
Good to know that there are a few places that I can count on having wings at.

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Thanks for the link! Now I wonder how hot a lvl 35 can be :cool:

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Postby Brah » Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:15 pm

You might be a good person to bounce a theory I've had since a trip to Thailand almost 20 years ago.

I had made a friend from a prior tip to Thailand, and on this next trip he took me to dinner with his family in the suburbs of Bangkok. This is a place no farang would ever go - not a tourist area, an extremely modest, traditional, neighborhood restaurant, as was his family, who were to treat me, their guest, in what must have been something they very rarely did.

I can't remember the whole meal, but it was certainly everyday food for them, not at all fancy, and chicken wings were part of it.

They tasted and smelled exactly like Buffalo Wings. Exactly like ones from upstate NY, where they supposedly originated from. For those who don't know, Buffalo is a city in northern NY that is practically Canada.

Since then I've been convinced that Buffalo Wings actually came from Thailand by some enterprising NY Upstater who traveled there or was there during Viet Nam, rebranded it and capitalized on it.


sundaymorningstaple wrote:I've done level 7 and believe me, after half a dozen years in Louisiana and living only 43 miles from the Tabasco plant in New Iberia, La, and also loving Tom Yam, I figured Buckaroo's Buffalo Wings would be a skate in the park. I was wrong. But, while damned hot, they are also damned good!

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:52 pm

World's hottest chilli grown in Grantham
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... ntham.html

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Postby Sad Panda » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:30 am

@Brah

As far as I know all of the "origin" stories for the Buffalo wing come from New York, least thats what Wikipedia has to say on the subject.

That said however, since it is such a great way to eat chicken wings it isn't unlikely that other people from other places haven't been doing the same thing for years prior.
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Postby Brah » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 2:03 am

That's what everyone knows, especially those of us from NY.

Now back to my assertion. Still open to responses that don't state or repeat the obvious.

SMS, what say you?

Sad Panda wrote:@Brah

As far as I know all of the "origin" stories for the Buffalo wing come from New York, least thats what Wikipedia has to say on the subject.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 6:53 am

Don't have a clue. Just know they are good and glad they found me! :wink:

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 7:07 am

When you visited VN in the 80's it was not uncommon to see dishes on the (few) restaurant menus that were cooked in Coca Cola, you know like 'Shrimp cooked in Coca Cola' or what ever. It was the same into the mid 90s.

That was certainly a cross-over imported technique. 'Conflict fusion'?

Judging on last time I went (2009) it seems to have died out now. Can't say I ever tried it, but it would be interesting to analyse how and why it apparently worked!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 8:51 am

When I was on my diet 3 years ago, we couldn't use oil to cook with (other than a wipe/spray) of EVOO). As we also couldn't use any sugar obviously, and some had a sweet tooth, we were allowed to consume up to l litre/day of certain diet soft drinks (depending on what type of artificial sweetener was used). Coke Zero was on the programme as was Sprite Zero (if you could find it - I never did). We had numerous recipes using the coke to cook with instead of using oil, as some like to cook with sugar in their sauces, and that works a treat apparently. I used Balsamic Vinegar to cook with as I like the tartness rather than sweetness. But, yeah, cooking with coke is probably a fusion due to our presence over there during the 10,000 day war.


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