Almost 200 wing nuts attended the Awards Ceremony for the 2016 Best Chicken Wings in Shekou Competition at X-TA-SEA Sports Bar & Restaurant inside the Minghua Cruise Ship in Sea World, Shekou, Shenzhen on April 24th from 2-6pm


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Continue reading for a list of the winners and event highlights. 


The event was sponsored by San Miguel and Exotic Winds Spanish Wines who each brought enough beer and wine respectively for the audience to enjoy freeflow drinks throughout the afternoon as well as provided lucky draw prizes to eight lucky winners. 




R+ Fitness Center also provided two vouchers for two-weeks each of free ShakeR+ Classes at their gym.



A Delicious Spread and Lively Entertainment


A delicious pot luck style buffet of food was provided by 10 of the 11 participating restaurants.

  • Boathouse provided Caesar and Garden Salads
  • BrewMagic provided Italian Sausage and Smoked Chicken Legs
  • Bubba Mac's provided Pulled Pork Sliders, General Bubba's Fried Chicken, Potato Salad and Coleslaw
  • Cheeky Monkey provided Chicken & Avocado Pasta
  • Chill's provided Chili
  • HH Gourmet provided Assorted Cookies and Sponge Cake
  • Laffa was unable to attend
  • Terrace provided Vegetable Spring Rolls, Phad Thai, and Soup
  • Volfoni provided Pizza
  • Willy's Crab Shack provided Pizza and mashed potatos
  • X-TA-SEA Sports Bar & Restaurant provided Deep Fried Battered Sole Fish, Penne Pasta and Chicken Wings


X-TA-SEA's House Band "Alien Encounter" rocked the party with special guest performances by Liam and Fill The Gap.



Later in the afternoon, the crowd went wild during the two Chicken Wing Eating Contests sponsored by X-TA-SEA; who provided 100 Chicken Wings and awarded both the mens and women's winners each with a 500 RMB Drink Card.


The Results


At ShekouDaily we take great efforts to ensure that the results are fair and accurate. Our three top concerns in all of our competitions is having fun, eating great food, and finding the truth.


For this event, we conducted an online competition where 476 ballots were cast by 215 people who ate and rated Chicken Wings on four separate criteria. As not all wings were the same, they were separated into two categories: Buffalo Wings and Gourmet Wings.


The results from the 476 ballots cast determined the Overall Best Wings in Shekou Winner. The next best wings in each respective category also won the "Best Buffalo Wings" and the "Best Gourmet Wings" awards. 9 of the people who ate and rated wings actually tried all 15 of them and so were awarded the title of Wing GOD. For a separate award, we counted only the GOD results to determine the "Expert's Choice" Award.


All-in-all we issued a total of four main awards in this competition and six "Outstanding" Certificates were issued for the runners up. One last-minute certificate was also issued due to a surprising amount of user feedback we received about one of the participating restaurants. For more info about these, please see the "Frequently Asked Questions" at the end of this post.


Without further adeu, let's announce the winners...



WINNER: The Best Wings in Shekou 2016:

Chill's Buffalo Hot Wings



Category Winner: Best Buffalo Wings in Shekou 2016:

Brew Magic Pub's Buffalo Wings



Category Winner: Best Gourmet Wings in Shekou 2016:

Cheeky Monkey's Spicy Wings



Expert's Choice Award: The Best Wings in Shekou 2016:

Bubba Mac's Spice Rubbed Chicken Wings



The competition was so close that many "Outstanding" Certificates were also issued. In fact, some of the restaurants below were just 0.01 points away!


NOTE: These are listed in alphbetical order and not in order of points.


OUTSTANDING in the Buffalo Wing Category

  • Boathouse
  • HH Gourmet
  • X-TA-SEA Sports Bar & Restaurant

OUTSTANDING in the Gourmet Wings Category

  • Chill's BBQ Hot Wings
  • Bubba Mac's Spice Rubbed Wings
  • Brew Magic's Smoked Wings


A last minute certificate was also awarded...  We received so many positive comments and messages from people about this that we had to acknowledge it.


The Best Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce Award went to: HH Gourmet 

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone for participating; especially the restaurants, Gods, Warriors, voters, sponsors, those of you who posted some of these great photos that we borrowed from your WeChat Moments; and of course to X-TA-SEA Sports Bar & Restaurant for allowing us to host the event at their fantastic venue!


Restaurant Reference:

    • Boathouse: Coastal Rose Garden 2 #16
    • Brew Magic Pub: Coastal Rose Garden 2 #52
    • Bubba Mac's: Sea World, 3rd Floor above McCawleys
    • Cheeky Monkey: Coastal Rose Garden 2 #55
    • Chill's: 92 Haichang Street. Delivery: 132.0227.1527
    • HH Gourmet: Coastal Rose Garden 2 #43-B. Delivery: 2683.9259
    • The Terrace: Sea World Square (above Starbucks)
    • Volfoni: Coastal Rose Garden 2. Delivery: 2688.3381
    • Willy's Crab Shack: Seafood Street. Delivery: 8827.8002
    • X-TA-SEA: Sea World Square (first floor, inside the Minghua Cruise Ship)



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We look forward to seeing you at the next Best of Shekou competition!


Frequently Asked Questions


Question: How come Chill's Buffalo Hot Wings won the Best Wings in Shekou but didn't win the category award for Best Buffalo Wings?

Answer: We purposefully pull the overall "Best" winner out from the running for winning it's respective category for two reasons 1) to give a chance for an additional competiting restaurant to be recognized; and 2) to create some tension and anticipation while giving out the awards. At the Awards Ceremony we announce the category winners first. The remaining participating restaurants are briefly left wondering who the overall winner will be. This creates anxiety and tension that feeds into my sick humor and makes for a more interesting event. 


Question: Were the results from the "Expert's" rating much different from the general ratings?

Answer: The results were very similar. The results from the "Expert's" votes came from the same ratings we received to determine the other awards. The only difference is that we only counted the entries provided by the Gods (those people that tried all 15 of the wings in the competition). Here are the top three, in order, winning the "Expert's Choice" Award. You'll notice the same people were at the top of the general results as well; the order was just slightly different: Bubba Mac's Spice Rubbed Chicken Wings, Chill's Buffalo Wings, and HH Gourmet's Buffalo Wings.


QuestionWith so many awards, I'm confused who the #1 winner is. Which one is the official winner?

Answer: The official winner of the contest is Chill's Buffalo Hot Wings.


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