Tuesday, 28 February 2006

RING A WING - London

Here's another review from London very own, Ricky Patel:

I had seen ring a wing many times but always passed it by, never thinking that it could be good….but then one day I saw some people eating an order of take out Ring a Wing's and I thought I'd give them a shot.

Ring a Wing is , as the name suggests, a purely take out wing place. Apart from some appetizers and miscellaneous salads, Wings is what they do. I phoned my order in and within about 40 min my wings were at my door, nice and hot thanks to their foil lined boxes. The wings themselves are a "special recipe". It seems like they're battered, deep fried and then coated in sauce.

They have a good range of sauces, from the usual mild, medium, hot ,honey garlic, to sauces like sweet and sour, teriyaki, cajun dry spice and then the formidable Spontaneous Combustion. All the sauces in the menu are rated with a "pepper scale" (more pepper means hotter, but necessarily, read on) with mild being giving an one, and the Spontaneous Combustion the only 4 on the menu.

Here's the score:
SIZE of WINGS: big and meaty (about 8 in a pound)
HEAT: 3/10 – Spontaneous Combustion, I don't think so…
WET NAP FACTOR: 2/5 – The wings weren't swimming in sauce, I think it was just enough… PRICE: 1lb – $7.95, 2 lbs – $15.45 (order sizes range from ¾ lb to 5 lbs)


SAUCE CHOICE: mild/medium/hot/suicide/honey garlic/Sweet & Sour/Teriyaki/Cajun
Dry Spice/Thai Sweet & Spicy/Jamaican Hot/Spontaneous Combustion
SIDES: No Sides…. Carrots/blue cheese for $0.49 plus various other sides at additional cost
WETNAP: None, I didn't ask for any and since It was take out/delivery, I can shower
aftterwards if necessary
DEEP FRIED, GRILLED, BATTERED: Battered, Deep Fried, sauced
WING NIGHT: None…every night is wing night… it's all they do!

My order consisted of a pound of Spontaneous Combustion, and (probably to the chagrin of the Lord of the Wing) a pound of Honey Garlic to balance out the Spontaneous Combustion. However, that was completely unnecessary.

The Spontaneous Combustion was somewhere between a medium and a hot… nowhere close to Spontaneous Combustion. The wings themselves, were very good…. They were big, and moist, I really enjoyed the crunch of the battered wings…and a nice coating of sauce.

Ricky Patel

Ring A Wing (various locations in London)

1 comment:

Ricky said...

Just some updates to this one... I've ordered the spontaneous combustion a couple of more times, and these past two times, they've been a lot hotter than the mild sorrry assed wings of the first time. That is not to say they've lived up to the "Spontaneous Combustion" moniker, they still only rate a hot at best.

A side not... The Texas Toothpicks are really tasty...imagine onions and jalepeno peppers cut into strips, and then battered in onion ring batter and deep fried. The result... Deep Fried Goodness... add some ranch, and it's a one way ticket to tastesville, population: you!