Soup Number Five
|Place of origin||Philippines|
|Main ingredients||Bull's testes|
Soup Number Five, variously spelled Soup No. 5 or Soup #5, is a soup made from bull's testes or penis. The dish originates from Filipino cuisine. It is believed to have aphrodisiac properties.
Cebu's variant of Soup Number Five is called lansiao 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.
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