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PERAK LANE PEANUT SOUP

Posted by Criz Lai On December - 26 - 2008|

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Sometimes after a dinner, I would love to drive around and hunt for some desserts to fill up the remaining of my tummy. I have been passing through the Jelutong area quite often and had seen this auntie selling sweet peanut soup for quite awhile but did not manage to try her dessert out. It was only last night that I was on a bike and was able to pop by there as it has always been hard to find a parking space for cars there.

To my surprise, the stall has more add-ons than any regular stall for their sweet peanut soup. Instead of serving the dessert with Chinese crullers (you tiao), they even have steamed sweet potatoes and yam to add in the peanut soup.

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Well, I ordered one each with a bowl of Chinese crullers. The look on the Peanut Soup with Sweet Potatoes (RM1.50) was impressive but the taste was very disappointing. The soup tasted bland with no peanut flavors at all and was rather diluted with hardly any sweetness in it. Moreover, I do not think that sweet potatoes can combine well with the peanut soup. The combination was rather out.

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Again, the same combination problem goes for the Peanut Soup with Yam (RM1.50). The taste was totally out. I still think that yam should always be cook in a creamier soup based desserts such as the Bubur Cha Cha (Nyonya Pengat) with thick coconut milk and Malaccan palm sugar. Somehow, the powdery texture of the yam just tasted so out with clear soup based desserts.

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The only thing that I enjoyed was their bowl of Chinese Crullers (You Tiao – RM1).

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If you are coming from the Jelutong Expressway into Jalan Jelutong, just drive forward until the next traffic lights (You will see a lot of hawker stalls there). Turn right and you will see the stall along the road side of Lorong Perak.

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Name: PERAK LANE PEANUT SOUP
Address: Lorong Perak, 11600 Penang, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 6.00pm-11.00pm (Closed Monday/Tuesday)
GPS: 5.399363, 100.320430

RATING:
Ambience: 6/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 5/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 5/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 6/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 7/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

5 Responses to “PERAK LANE PEANUT SOUP”

  1. Allie says:

    sweet potato to add into peanut soup? sound weird to me ..
    But I don’t fancy this kind of peanut soup..

    Me neither. It was not a great combination to my liking.

  2. ck lam says:

    Usually will have a bowl of the peanut soup with pieces of yam when I am eating the fish bee hoon there. The plain taste of the yam goes well with the sweet tong sui.

    I see that you love it. Not me… 😛

  3. LY Tai says:

    I love the peanut soup too, initially I visited Perak Lane not because of the Peanut soup but for the delicious International Curry Fish Head, the stall just located opposite Peanut soup stall !!! Worth a try !!!

    LY.Tai

    I would love to try that if I can get a group of people to share the fish head. 😛

  4. babe_kl says:

    feel like having a bowl now, hmm perhaps have to make my own since KL dun have this.

    Seriously? then I could get someone to set up a stall there then. 😛

  5. Rosalind says:

    Hi, do you know where can I find nice & tasty Peanut Creamy Dessert at Penang Island/Mainland??

    Except for special order in a restaurant, it rather hard to find the creamy type of peanut paste dessert. From what I know, Sweet-i at Sg. Dua might have it once in awhile but they are currently relocating and I can provide you the necessary information now. Alternatively, you can call up 43 Cafe (http://www.crizfood.com/1965/homemade-pork-burger-43-cafe-penang/). They might serve this dessert once in a while too. 🙂

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