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

Cebu's variant of Soup Number Five is called lansiao or lanciao[4] and is a popular street dish. Its name 'lansiao' was adapted from Chinese descendants who speak Hokkien, of which Hokkien Chinese: 𡳞鳥; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: lǎn-chiáu refers to the male's genitals.

Soup Number Five also known as Remember Me (usually shortened to RM) in Cagayan de Oro. The name originates from the name of a restaurant specializing in Soup Number Five. The name has become the most common name for Soup Number Five in Mindanao, supplanting its other names in the northern regions of the Philippines.[5][6][7]

See also


  1. ^ "Philippines: Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern". Archived from the original on August 27, 2007. Retrieved July 16, 2007.
  2. ^ Sutherland, Matthew. "Philippines From A British Perspective". Retrieved July 16, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Asiras, Reggie. "More Healing Recipes". Retrieved July 16, 2007. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Soup No. 5, Lanciao". Overseas Pinoy Cooking. February 14, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Taguchi, Yasunari Ramon Suarez (May 28, 2013). "Culinary Slangs". The Freeman. Retrieved August 2, 2022.
  6. ^ "Region X (Northern Mindanao – Misamis Oriental Cagayan de Oro): RM (Remember Me) Soup". Around the Philippines in 12 Plates. April 7, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2022.
  7. ^ "Philippines CRAZIEST food? SOUP #5 in MINDANAO". GrooTravel. Retrieved August 2, 2022.