You know what I haven’t had in forever? A really good buffalo chicken wing. Sure, I’ve had pleennnty of fried chicken (you can watch my series here), but some of the buffalo wings I’ve had have been a bit meh. Either they were double-jointed (my worst nightmare), not fresh, or used way too much Franks red-hot sauce. The accompanying blue cheese sauce is another concern that I won’t dive into in this post. Suddenly, my eyes came across AWARD-WINNING BUFFALO WINGS at Wingmans and I just had to go.
Walking into Wingmans, we found the place was packed and we hadn’t even booked – doh! Thankfully, they had a table available so we got comfortable and got ordering. Once ordered, they supplied us with a little metal dustbin and gloves!
Perfectly juicy buffalo chicken wings, that had been fried and coated in a bright orange tangy, vinegary buffalo sauce, stood out to be my favourite of the evening. Actually, probably the best buffalo wings I’ve had in London if I’m being honest. Bold claim? Maybe, but I chowed down on these. The blue cheese sauce was not enjoyable and too mayonnaise-y.
Fat chicken wings that had a crunchy, bubbly batter and lightly doused in sticky marinade, with spring onions, red chillies, black sesame and kewpie mayonnaise added on top. The chicken itself was great, remaining crispy throughout the meal, but the flavour seemed a little unbalanced, with the ginger stealing the show.
The chicken fillet was dry and thin, a disappointing contrast to the deliciously plump buffalo wings I had just eaten. Surprising, as chicken thigh is normally flavourful and super succulent! Perhaps less time in the fryer and a well-seasoned batter would make this better.
I’m an advocate of anything cheese so the brisket mac and cheese was a must order. Whilst there could have been more cheese (you can never have enough), the mac and cheese was decent, however the brisket was too sweet for my liking and did not need to be there.
The total bill came to £46.13 for two people, including drinks, truffle parmesan fries [£5.00], and service, so approx £22 each. I found this to be quite reasonable given how big the portion sizes were for each item – one portion of wings is sufficient for one person! Whilst I loved the buffalo wings, I was disappointed with the other dishes that I tried and perhaps would only return if I was in the area and had a massive craving for buffalo wings.
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