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 lantsiao[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.

Soup Number Five also known as Remember Me (usually shortened to RM) in Cagayan de Oro City. 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 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.
  5. ^ Taguchi, Yasunari Ramon Suarez (28 May 2013). "Culinary Slangs". The Freeman. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Region X (Northern Mindanao – Misamis Oriental Cagayan de Oro): RM (Remember Me) Soup". Around the Philippines in 12 Plates. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Philippines CRAZIEST food? SOUP #5 in MINDANAO". GrooTravel. Retrieved 2 August 2022.