Soup Number Five

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Soup Number Five
Alternative namesLansiao
Place of originPhilippines
Main ingredientsBull's testes

Soup Number Five, variously spelled Soup No. 5 or Soup #5, is a soup made from bull's testes[1][2] or penis.[3] The dish originates from Filipino cuisine. It is believed to have aphrodisiac properties.[3]

Regional appellation[edit]

Cebu's variant of Soup Number Five is called lansiao[4] and is a popular street dish. Its name 'lansiao' was adapted from Chinese descendants who speak Hokkien dialects, of which 𡳞鳥 ('lanciao' in Hokkien) means male's genitals.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Philippines: Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern". Archived from the original on 2007-08-27. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
  2. ^ Sutherland, Matthew. "Philippines From A British Perspective". Retrieved 2007-07-16.
  3. ^ a b Asiras, Reggie. "More Healing Recipes". Retrieved 2007-07-16.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Soup No. 5, Lanciao". Overseas Pinoy Cooking. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2017.