Located at the end of Chinatown is a small restaurant that specialises in dishing out Beijing hawker-style meat on a wooden skewer. With a menu that features barbecued chicken, lamb, ox tongue and gizzards on a stick, Crazy Wings is situated amongst the plethora of Asian restaurants lining Dixon Street.
Crazy Wings is interestingly decorated with its red lanterns, wooden furniture, elaborate Chinese paintings and calligraphy. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with tables of twenty-somethings and city workers nibbling on skewers and toasting over cheap beers.
Chicken wings are an obvious choice for the night and they come in a variety of flavours – Original, Honey Soy, Chilli Pepper, Asian Curry, Fresh Garlic, Black Pepper, Black Bean and Capsicum World. Cautiously, we order a few skewers of Honey Soy and Chilli Pepper to test the waters. The Honey Soy wings are deliciously juicy and tender with a glowing caramelised glaze of sweet honey. The Chilli Pepper wings are equally appetising and had our taste buds exploding with heat and spice.
We instantly flagged down a waiter and ordered more.
There are non-skewer items on the menu like the BBQ fried rice. It arrives at our table in a wooden bucket and we all scrabble for a soothing mouthful to dispel the chilli from the wings. With diagonally sliced Chinese sausage pieces and an array of vegetables, the rice is an excellent way to soothe our fiery palates.
Other must-try dishes are the cold dishes like the garlic sauce seaweed salad and bamboo vegetable salad. The waiter tells us that these fresh dishes are all subtly spiced and are favourites amongst regular customers who like washing them down with Prune juice.