Ever heard of a boodle fight? Well, I just learned about it this month thanks to Captain A's Seafood Grill. In Philippine usage, the boodle fight is a military academy terminology for "eating combat" or "attack the food." It is a Philippine military eating tradition, originally practiced by the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadets, wherein members of the military -- regardless of rank, no pretentions whatsoever -- gather around a long table where a jumble of food is spread over banana leaves or old newspapers, and eaten with bare hands, as a symbol of fraternity and equality. It's a very typical Filipino way of eating, I must say. It is usually prepared in celebration after a successful event or for a special occasion.
Belonging to a military family and thus knows the boodle fight by heart, one of the members of the corporation of Captain A's brings the experience to the public so we too can share in our own camaraderie with our family and friends.
Cebu media were gathered one fine noon to experience this fraternal dining. Each table was set up with different boodle fight meals that the resto offered. They offer 7 different meals to choose from for that special occasion or if it's just one of those days you and your friend wanna pig out.
1. Battle of Mactan - P1,080
bagoong rice, plain rice, grilled shrimps, grilled tilapias, 1/2 chicken bbq, kinilaw na tangigue, beef kare-kare, ensaladang manga with bagoong, salted egg with tomato
2. Loakan Fiesta - P1,080
java rice, plain rice, grilled squid, grilled pork belly, steamed crabs, grilled clams, nilasang na hipon, sinigang na bangus, pinakbet, ensaladang labanos with dilis
3. D' Original - P1,240
sardines rice, plain rice, chicken and pork adobo, grilled squid, grilled prawns, deep fried crabs, ensaladang talong, tuna and crab meat sisig, grilled tuna belly, salted egg with tomato and onion
4. Sinugba Festival - P1,175
garlic rice, plain rice, inihaw na pork belly, inihaw na manok, inihaw na pusit, inihaw na bangus, baked scallops, mongo soup, inihaw na okra, inihaw na talong, ampalaya with dilis
5. Sinulog Fiesta - P1,175
puso, plain rice, 1/2 lechon, 1/2 chicken inasal, chorizo bbq, danggit, hipon with gata, nilarang soup, fresh tomatoes and calamansi
6. Birthday Boodle - P1,265
plain rice, pancit canton, lumpia shanghai, pork bbq, chicken leg bbq, grilled prawns, grilled tilapia, grilled squid, sauteed kangkong with garlic, clams in corn with malunggay
7. Crab Temptation - P1,499
Think, steamed crab fest. :D
JM (Big Food) and I with our birthday boodle! :D
It was indeed a fun way to eat and be in camaraderie with the Cebu media as a lot of us hopped from one table to another to get a taste of the different meals.
Wanna fight? Let's bring it to the table. ;)
Captain A's Seafood Grill
Don Jose Avila St., Capitol Site
Cebu City 6000
Mon - Thurs 6 am - 2 am
Fri - Sat 6 am - 3 am
Sun 10 am - 12 mn
(032) 505 9594
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