Recipe : Alien feet soup (chicken and peanut)

One of my son went running around, screaming, eewss, ewwss….gross, gross, alien in te soup when I put this on the dining table.  Oh well, can’t blame him because I am sure many people, who are not Chinese will be grossed out too.  Son insisted that those feets were used for stepping on chicken dung!

Well, don’t worry.  Chicken feets are wrapped in another layer of skin when they are alive.  That layer had been peeled off, leaving this whitish gelatinous texture of skin and bones.  So, there aren’t any chicken dung soaked feets here, dear.

A closer look….

Recipe for chicken feet and peanut soup

  • About 12 feet, i.e. six chicken will be legless
  • 1 handful of peanuts (raw ones, with or without skin)
  • 6 red dates
  • 4 pips garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 bowls of water


Just boil everything for hours.  It takes a while for the peanut to soften.  By the time the peanut is soften, the feets will be yummylicious!  Slurrrppp, pttoooi, slurrrpp…pttooi….and soon, the whole table will be full of tiny bones.

Hope none of the readers are grossed out.  Welcome to Chinese cooking. 🙂 BTW, I couldn’t get that son to even sip a spoonful of this soup.

Post Author: lilian

Used to be PenangFaces, now known as Food Haven, for all oink-oink foods

15 thoughts on “Recipe : Alien feet soup (chicken and peanut)


    (May 10, 2006 - 10:51 pm)

    haha.. yeah..the chicken feet really look ugly..but i’m sure the soup will be nice.. ^_^


    (May 10, 2006 - 11:41 pm)

    Yeah, yeah, I agree with dragoncity…
    The chicken feet, kinda a bit scary there^^


    (May 11, 2006 - 12:35 am)

    oooooooohhhhhhhh…. this is my fav chinese soup la. and i’m only 25% chinese! hehehe…


    (May 11, 2006 - 1:17 am)

    oh man… i loved that soup. my dad calls the chicken feet ‘adidas’ cause it has 3 long toes. somewhat similar to the adidas brand thingy…


    (May 11, 2006 - 12:22 pm)

    I love chicken feet!Tell ur son that the chicken feet soup is aka adidas soup and will help him strenghten his legs and feet during his skateboarding.
    hhahah…my mom brew alot of chicken feet soup for my athlete sis.


    (May 12, 2006 - 7:03 am)

    *drooling on the keyboard*….though I have never eaten chicken feet soup this way, I am very sure it would taste nice. Now where could I get chicken feet here?

    Susan G-Yong

    (May 13, 2006 - 8:08 pm)

    Very nice introduction to Penang food. I am using it as an introduction to my colleague who is planning to visit Penang in another couple of months. A beginner myself, I hope to post more as I learn more….. stay on. Cheers.


    (May 15, 2006 - 9:23 am)

    Soup looks delicious but the pic I will have to say its the next scary thing to your snake pics LOL


    (May 15, 2006 - 3:24 pm)

    slurrp! the only thing yummier than that is chicken feet with mushroom n water chestnuts.


    (July 6, 2006 - 9:41 pm)

    I loveeeee chiken feet very very much!

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    (September 7, 2007 - 1:52 am)

    because it’s fun, obviously!


    (October 13, 2007 - 3:40 am)


    elizabeth Deuber

    (May 30, 2008 - 6:19 am)

    Loved eating my grandmother’s Slovenian chicken soup and dumplings when I was a kid. Helped peel the outer skin many times. Not sure what the seasoning was, salt pepper and garlic for sure.

    Sienna Richardson

    (June 11, 2010 - 2:08 am)

    I really love to eat lots of different kinds of soup specially vegetable based soups.-.`

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