Derek Eats That! Episode 01: Sup Torpedo (Bull Penis Soup)

For the first episode of Derek Eats That! it seemed only fitting to start with the big one: bull penis. Or as it is known locally in Malaysia, “sup torpedo” (torpedo soup — can you guess why it’s named that?) I had long since heard of people eating animal penis, as it’s common practice in numerous countries and cultures around the world. (After all, no part of the animal should be wasted.) However up until a few weeks ago I myself had never indulged in this “delicacy.”

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That all changed one afternoon while speaking with a Malaysian buddy. He informed me that in Chow Kit, a neighborhood in Kuala Lumpur, there is an alley that is known for bull penis soup. “And just a couple alleys over is Lorong Haji Taib 1, where all the trannies come out at night,” he added.

Perfect! I thought. Quickly I devised a plan to go stuff my belly full of penis and then try to interview some trannies on camera. I also tweeted my lack of surprise that the penis soup and the trannies are both found in the same area of Kuala Lumpur.

My buddy Graham and I indulging in sup torpedo in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur Graham and I preparing for our first bites

Turns out that my buddy Graham of Inside Other Places was also in KL and his excitement level matched mine — a rare feat to find when it comes to many of the obscure and taboo things I eat. So we met up for the first time in real life a few hours later and made our way out to Chow Kit.

It was a warm Sunday evening and after wandering up and down the area hunting for penis alley, we finally stopped to speak with two local gentleman who it turns out were originally from Liberia. They had been living and working in KL for nearly a decade and were immediately able to point us in the right direction. Unfortunately, as they next informed us, being a Sunday night the places selling sup torpedo were closed.

Torpedo Alley in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur sells torpedo soup and sordid goodies, such as tongue and intestines The particular street vendor also sells tongue and other mixed organs — you won’t find any prime cuts here

Not to be deterred, Graham and I decided to return to Chow Kit the next day. In the meantime we speculated as to how the dish would be served. “It’s obviously called torpedo for a reason…does that mean it will be served as one long dick floating in a bowl of soup?” I pondered aloud.

Thankfully the penis was not served whole. It was diced and then added to the soup. Had it not been, well I’m not so sure I would have been able to eat the whole thing.

Found all sorts of strange foods in Chow Kit for Derek Eats That! from penis to tongue to intestines -- oh my! Can you guess which of these is the “torpedo”?

The next night we did have to ask a trannie point us in the right direction, but eventually we found the alley. Turns out it was a couple streets over from where the African gentleman had directed us (clearly they don’t eat a lot of penis).

Derek Eats That! Episode 01: Sup Torpedo in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia There is one key rule when eating sup torpedo: only one at a time

How did it taste? Well you’ll have to watch the video for our full review, but this much I can say: it was surprisingly delicious. The soup broth was tasty and the penis soft and chewy, like cartilage — except for a couple pieces that were hard like rubber. I dared not speculate which portion of the penis this was.

Would you eat it again? Yes, I do believe I would. I have since learned of a second part of KL that is also known for it’s torpedo soup. I do believe this requires further investigation so that I can advise you, my readers, where to find the best dick in Kuala Lumpur.

Derek Eats That! Episode 01: Sup Torpedo in Malaysia “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!”

Any regrets? Yes. After filling our belly Graham and I completely forgot to wander back to Lorong Haji Taib 1 and hang out with some trannies. So I headed back there a little over a week later and tried — unsuccessfully — to get a few of them to speak with me on camera. Turns out that even though they are completely unreserved about their sexual choices, they are however still a bit shy of being on camera.

And Now…The Video

  Tune in for more episodes of Derek Eats That! as I eat strange and taboo foods around the world. What could ever possibly go wrong?!

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"Some people eat, others try therapy. I travel." ย  Cultural enthusiast. Adrenaline junkie. Eater of strange foods. Chasing unique and offbeat adventures around the world since 2008. Derek loves going to new destinations where he does not speak a word of the local language and must communicate with hand gestures, or places where he is forced to squat awkwardly to poo -- supposedly its healthier and more efficient. For more information (about Derek, not squat pooing) including popular posts and videos, check out his bio.

17 thoughts on “Derek Eats That! Episode 01: Sup Torpedo (Bull Penis Soup)”

    • Yes! I’ve had several Filipino friends tell me about “soup #5” but I’ve never found it during any of my trips to the Philippines. Not that I was searching for it though hahaha ๐Ÿ˜‰ Is there any particular city or region it is found in, or throughout the entire country?

      However as far as the aphrodisiac qualities, I didn’t notice anything. Have tried several other supposed aphrodisiacs along my journeys but never had a noticeable effect from any…

  1. In my hometown, we eat cow intestine lining filled with ‘omelet’ and I also eat beef brain.. yummy.. one of my favorite West Sumatra culinary. You know, beef brain has a very soft texture.. melting in your mouth… but I never eat bull penis… err.. should respect it… :’D poor cow..

  2. “Quickly I devised a plan to go stuff my belly full of penis and then try to interview some trannies on camera” is officially my favorite sentence written by you.

  3. Hey, my sugestion was your first up! Well, it was likely always going to be first up, it just made me happy that it was. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good on you for trying it! Looks chewey!

    I’m glad though that you didn’t have this “OHNO! Get this out of my mouth!” look on your face when you first tucked in.

    I *may* just try this when I get there. Maybe.

  4. I am so happy Derek that you did not in fact speculate on the rubbery sensation ๐Ÿ˜‰ Fun recount as always! Add in the tranny angle and you scored yourself a winner. New, exotic foods are always a fun topic to discuss. I must live vicariously through you though because I am not one for exploring food-wise.

    Keep up the great play!


    • Well Ryan, whenever we cross paths in real life I’m going to make it my mission of the day to get you to try something new. Maybe not something as exotic or controversial as animal penis, but something new nonetheless ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • What?!? Where on earth did you ever find this beer? I love beer — craft beer, not that mass-marketed watered down crap — and would really like to try bull penis beer. What did it taste like? More details PLEASE! ๐Ÿ˜€


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