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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hot Wing Eating Competition at The Dip, Goodgod, Sydney

confuse di mouth hot dog at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney

How did you celebrate your first birthday? The Dip turned one last night, and just like El Loco, decided to mark the occasion with a competitive eating competition. Where El Loco had the taco challenge, The Dip put out the call to find who could eat the most hot wings and be crowned Lord of the Wings.

Fried chicken burger at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
Fried chicken burger $12 birthday special

On the celebratory birthday menu: The Birthday Bird Burger, a chicken thigh fillet battered and deep-fried and served on a bun with lettuce and mayo.

Suze couldn't be swayed from her usual, the confuse di mouth hotdog ($12), a smoked frankfurt with melted cheese, dill pickles, grilled onions, american mustard and ketchup that has all the echoes of your favourite cheeseburger (hence the confusion).

Andrew Levdawg Levins at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
Andrew Levins outlines the rules for the Lord of the Wings competition

We were here to support Lex who had bravely agreed to enter the Lord of the Wings competition. Proceedings kicked off at 7pm and Lex lined his stomach with a fried chicken burger before joining the table of all-male competitors.

Hot Wings eating competition at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
Lord of the Wings hot wings round one

The rules were simple. The winner would be whoever could eat the most hot wings within the five minute time period. No drinks were allowed, noone could stand, the bones had to be clean, and the wings promised to get hotter with each batch.

You could smell the chilli sauce from the wings as soon as the first round was sent out from the kitchen, a tumble of drumettes and midwings drenched in a fiery chilli sauce.

Hot Wings eating competition at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
Lex attacks

Head chef Andrew Levins led the crowd into an eating countdown. The boys charged out of the gates with gusto, using their teeth to rip the flesh straight off the bone.

Hot Wings eating competition at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
Eat ALL the wings!

One end of the table demolished the wings with such speed, the kitchen were momentarily caught short preparing the next batch.

Hot Wings eating competition at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
So intense! 

Hot Wings eating competition at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
Lord of the Wings hot wings round two

The second batch contained some of Dan Hong's infamous chilli bomb, a Mad Dog 38 Special Pepper Extract that radiates an eye-watering 3,000,000 Scoville heat units. Tabasco sauce rates 3,500 Scoville units. Thai bird's eye chilli is 50,000. The habanero chilli is a 'mere' 100,000 Scoville units. 

Hot Wings eating competition at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
Go Lex go!

Just smelling the sauce on the chicken wings made my nostrils twitch. The pain on the competitors' faces became increasingly evident with each mouthful.

Hot Wings eating competition at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
He be struggling

Hot Wings eating competition at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
World. Of. Pain. 

Was it an act of mercy or evil that Levins declared he would extend the eating time for one more minute? The boys plowed on, but there was suffering aplenty.

Hot Wings eating competition at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
Hurt City

A quick wing count came up with the final winner. The Lord of the Wings managed to scarf down 19 wings. Our boy Lex came in third with 14 wings. You did us proud!

Winner of the Hot Wings eating competition at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
Lord of the Wings!

And though there were glasses of milk promised to all, relief turned to panic when the precious milk ran out. "Get the cream! Get the cream! It's in the fridge!" Levins implored with urgency, as grown men began to curl up into the foetal position on the floor.

Deep-fried birthday cake at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
Deep-fried birthday cake $6

But to really celebrate a birthday, one must have cake! Levins delivered with deep-fried birthday cake, a cupcake on a stick dipped in batter and plunged into hot oil.

Deep-fried birthday cake at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
Cake, batter, strawberry sauce and sprinkles

The cupcake was surprisingly soft inside, drizzled with bright red strawberry sauce and a trail of sprinkles.

Hot dog cake at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
Giant hot dog cake made by Suze

And Suze had her own surprise - a homemade giant hot dog cake! The 'frankfurt' was made from blitzed Tim Tams and melted chocolate. The 'bun' was coated in salted caramel icing.

Bianca and Levdawg at The Dip, Good God Small Club, Sydney
Bianca and Levins

I think they liked it.

The fried chicken burger and fried birthday cake are available all this week at The Dip. 


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The Dip at GOODGOD
55 Liverpool Street, Sydney
Opening hours:
Wednesday and Thursday 5pm-11pm
Friday 5pm-12midnight
Saturday 6pm-12midnight


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posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 5/24/2012 02:37:00 am


19 Comments:

  • At 5/24/2012 9:26 am, Anonymous chocolatesuze said…

    tastes like burning! do not touch anything! do not rub your eyes! team ring of fire!!!

     
  • At 5/24/2012 9:46 am, Anonymous Tina @ bitemeshowme said…

    Haha i love challenges like that. It really reminds me of man vs food. Ohhh love the hot dog cake suze made! How super awesome!!!

     
  • At 5/24/2012 10:10 am, Blogger Phuoc'n Delicious said…

    Oh dear... Poor Lex! He did a great job though. Well done in capturing the painful expressions of the competitors. I wouldn't like to know how they all are coping today.

    First El Loco, and now The Dip.. I think this birthday celebration/eating comp trend will surely catch on with other establishments.

     
  • At 5/24/2012 10:24 am, Blogger MissPiggy said…

    Oh my good - too funny! I wonder how many guys acutally drank the cream. LOL.

     
  • At 5/24/2012 11:19 am, Blogger Ramen Raff said…

    lol Good on Lex! I want that deep fried cupcake!

     
  • At 5/24/2012 11:32 am, Blogger joey@FoodiePop said…

    19 wings? Wow, that is impressive indeed. Looking forward to trying deep-fried cupcake this week! LOL

     
  • At 5/24/2012 3:34 pm, Anonymous Hannah said…

    Why is it that both cake and deep-fried things don't normally interest me, and yet deep-fried cake sounds magical?

    Even so, I'd totally go for Suze's cake instead. Tim Tams and salted caramel, oh yes.

     
  • At 5/24/2012 3:54 pm, Anonymous SarahKate (Mi Casa-Su Casa) said…

    Did they actually end up drinking the cream?? That's crazy! Looks like a really fun night out. I'm super impressed with the hotdog cake that Suze made.

     
  • At 5/24/2012 6:12 pm, Anonymous tastyfoodsnaps said…

    everythings getting deepfried these days! but yes, deep fried cake wouold be awesome! the fried chicken burger looked so crispy! I wish it would go on their normal menu!

     
  • At 5/25/2012 12:39 pm, Anonymous Vivian - vxdollface said…

    such a shame i had a family dinner and couldn't come to support lex! but i love your recount :D makes me feel like i was there seeing all the action going down haha ^^ suze's cake looks so awesome!

     
  • At 5/25/2012 3:23 pm, Anonymous Fashimi said…

    Ahh, I was there too! What an epic competition, even if it did last only 6 minutes! I felt so sorry for the boys.

     
  • At 5/25/2012 4:38 pm, OpenID love2dine said…

    wow! that is fun..

     
  • At 5/25/2012 6:02 pm, Blogger Jacq said…

    haha good job lex! go team ring of fire!

     
  • At 5/26/2012 12:11 am, Blogger Rita (mademoiselle délicieuse) said…

    Oh gosh, I think my eyes are watering just from reading this...from the chilli, not the laughter!

     
  • At 5/26/2012 10:06 am, Anonymous Gareth said…

    That just sounds roasting hot, I have some ghost chilli sauce and it is insanely hot. Perhaps this time I will stick to the dog and the fried chicken burger which look so bad but so good at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

     
  • At 5/26/2012 6:20 pm, Blogger Food is our religion said…

    burn baby burn!! lol and awesome hotog cake!

     
  • At 5/27/2012 9:17 am, OpenID vintagemacaroon said…

    The things boys will do! Nice of Suze to bake a cake! I'll take one of those fried chicken burgers thanks :)

     
  • At 5/29/2012 2:20 pm, Blogger Brenda said…

    Suze is the coolest haha!

    Well done to Lex! I probably wouldn't even be able to eat one

    Ohhh and I love the idea of a deep fried cupcake

     
  • At 9/29/2012 10:07 am, Anonymous bob said…

    surprised to see you do a food challenge post but you didn't eat?! I finally ended up at THEDIP last night and walked out underwhelmed.

     

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