Manish Water is traditionally served to a groom on his wedding night. The term Manish Water is said to be because of the soup's propensity to make men horny meaning to "Man Up" or make the man more "Man-nish". Often referred to as the Jamaican Viagra, Manish Water is also considered a treatment for infertility
The dish is believed to have inspired the Rolling Stones with the name for their Goats Head Soup album. Some of the album was recorded during the early 1970s while the band was relocated in Kingston, Jamaica's Dynamic Sound Studios.
Some visitors to The Soup Cafe have reservations when the dish is first described to them, but once they are served this delicious Ram Goat soup, they soon realize that it is a lot better than it sounds and they keep on coming back for more.