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I met up with K outside the micro building for an after uni-food adventure and we just happen to bump into Dr. P, an ex-biomedder who is now doing med. After a little bit of cajoling from us, he decided to come with us to eat. Original plans to go to HuTong dumplings fell through and so Dr. P suggested Crazy Wing.
Now I had heard some ‘crazy’ things about their chicken and was a little hesitant. But after some cajoling, now from him, I thought why not. It’s an experience. And he’s a doctor-in-training who has eaten here before, it must be okay…
Ominous sign.. Red is for danger…
The interior of the restaurant. Yep, there’s the red colour again, signalling danger. FIRE. Hot hot burning fire…
Yangzhou fried rice.
None of us had any idea what Yangzhou fried rice tasted like but it was essentially normal fried rice. I thought the serving in the bucket was pretty cool.
Check out their dinnerware. TINY. It might not have occurred to them previously but tiny cups of water probably isn’t the best for hot spicy foods…
Behold, the CRAZY wing. K and I weren’t game enough to try. No way, not after the recounts of stomach pains, mouth burns and all sorts of pain we had heard about. Dr. P had tried them before (even had an eating competition…) and was willing to try it again. Crazy. His doctorly advice: be sure not to make contact with any part of your body after your fingers that touch the chicken…
We asked for some napkins and they gave us a whole heap. We ended up using them all.
The less crazy stuff: Honey spicy x 2, pepper, lobster, original taste and bean curd skin with enoki mushroom.
Aside from subtle flavour differences, each skewer tasted essentially identical to the next. Additionally, all the skewers including the original taste one, was spicy. Sure, not to the extent of crazy wing, but still crazy enough for someone who can’t handle too much spice. Copious amounts of water was drank. The bean curd mushroom one wasn’t spicy. Sort of tasted bland with a charcoal burnt taste instead. Don’t know if that’s any better…
Honey BBQ steam bread.
This one caught our eye because it sounded like an interesting combination. It didn’t taste too bad, just like bread with a sweet honey glaze and subtle charcoal BBQ taste. Which was what it was.
I’m pretty sure I can say, without a doubt, I have no interest in coming back again. I went, I saw crazy, I experienced crazy to a smaller extent and I left. Crazy wing, it’s definitely not for the feint-hearted. I wager that even spicy food lovers will be left fanning their tongues. Oh, and Dr. P ended up sick the next day!
177 Russel St,
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.