five strong-flavored foods ［五辛］ ( go-shin): Also, five spicy foods. Five kinds of pungent vegetables: garlic, scallions, leeks, rocamboles, and a plant of the dropwort family. The list of the five strong-flavored foods differs among sources. According to another account, they are garlic, scallions, leeks, onions, and ginger. In the Buddhist Order, they were forbidden because of their strong odor and their stimulating effect when eaten. The five strong-flavored foods were said to produce irritability and sexual desire.